GBprotect becomes official Managed Service Provider Program partner of Palo Alto Networks
Helps clients maximize technology and get better information security
ENGLEWOOD, CO – Feb 23, 2012. GBprotect, an industry leader in client-focused managed security services, today announced its official partnership with Palo Alto Networks™ — the network security company.
While GBprotect has worked extensively with Palo Alto Networks as a Platinum Reseller and value-add managed services provider for several years, this announced partnership further solidifies both companies’ commitment to superior information security.
GBprotect is now one of Palo Alto Network’s elite managed security services partners, and Palo Alto Networks joins the select list of GBprotect technology partners that the company stands behind and whose products it can seamlessly manage as part of its comprehensive information security service mix.
GBprotect specializes in integrating security operations and leading-edge technologies, including the next-generation firewalls of Palo Alto Networks, into its clients’ existing security architectures. The company’s personalized approach enables its clients to take advantage of sophisticated broad-scale technologies, with a dedicated helping hand to smooth the transition, manage the process, and maximize the return on investment.
Palo Alto Networks products are purpose built with service providers in mind and provide the opportunity for service providers to offer Palo Alto Networks as part of their existing service offerings as well as create new service offerings on the same platform. As a Palo Alto Networks partner, GBprotect can give clients the expertise, specialization, and hands-on service to best implement and manage Palo Alto Networks’ renowned next-generation firewalls to complement data transport services that service providers offer today or to manage and monitor customer premise equipment.
“We are excited about our partnership with Palo Alto Networks. We feel that the combination of GBprotect’s commitment to quality, our ability to continuously deliver on client requirements, and the capabilities of the Palo Alto Networks solution provide us an unrivaled offering in the MSSP market,” said Mel Holstrom, CEO of GBprotect.
With GBprotect and Palo Alto Networks working together, clients who may not think they’re ready or operationally mature enough, or who do not have the expertise or in-house resources, to integrate this emerging technology into their environments will be able to have GBprotect walk them through the process and get the product up and running quickly and efficiently, said Holstrom.
“With this expanded partnership, we anticipate GBprotect will continue its successful track record working with Palo Alto Networks to deliver best-in-class network security services to its customers,” said Rene Bonvanie, chief marketing officer at Palo Alto Networks. “By partnering with Palo Alto Networks, partners like GBprotect gain new business opportunities and revenue streams, while their customers save time and money and enjoy a higher level of service.”
Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, GBprotect delivers comprehensive managed security services, including operations management, enterprise log management, application security, and strategic consulting to organizations of all sizes. With a commitment to architecting and integrating built-to-fit information security solutions that are sophisticated, flexible, and always backed by a personalized approach, GBprotect enjoys a 100% satisfaction rating with clients throughout the United States. To stay protected with GBprotect, visit www.gbprotect.com.
About Palo Alto Networks
Palo Alto Networks™ is the network security company. Its next-generation firewalls enable unprecedented visibility and granular policy control of applications and content – by user, not just IP address – at up to 20Gbps with no performance degradation. Based on patent-pending App-ID™ technology, Palo Alto Networks firewalls accurately identify and control applications – regardless of port, protocol, evasive tactic or SSL encryption – and scan content to stop threats and prevent data leakage. Enterprises can for the first time embrace Web 2.0 and maintain complete visibility and control, while significantly reducing total cost of ownership through device consolidation. Most recently, Palo Alto Networks has enabled enterprises to extend this same network security to remote users with the release of GlobalProtect™ and to combat targeted malware with its WildFire™ service. For more information, visit www.paloaltonetworks.com.
Palo Alto Networks, “The Network Security Company,” the Palo Alto Networks Logo, App-ID, GlobalProtect, and WildFire are trademarks of Palo Alto Networks, Inc. in the United States. All other trademarks, trade names or service marks used or mentioned herein belong to their respective owners.