SYDNEY, Australia, May 26, 2023 – Palo Alto Networks (NASDAQ: PANW), the global cybersecurity leader, has announced a strategic distribution agreement with Ingram Micro. With heightened demand for cybersecurity solutions across Australia and New Zealand, the agreement will add the full range of Palo Alto Networks solutions, including Prisma Access, Prisma Cloud and Cortex security solutions, to Ingram Micro’s portfolio.
The agreement combines Palo Alto Networks’ state-of-the-art AI-powered security technologies (Next-Generation Firewall, Prisma Access, Prisma Cloud and Cortex XDR) with Ingram Micro Australia’s extensive network of resellers and partners to offer world-class cybersecurity solutions to businesses in Australia and New Zealand.
Ingram Micro provides Palo Alto Networks with extensive market access, with over 7,000 active resellers in Australia and over 1,500 in New Zealand. Palo Alto Networks already has customers in both areas that rely on its network, application, security operations, and endpoint security solutions.
Ingram Micro SVP & Chief Country Executive ANZ, Tim Ament, says the established brand and recognition Palo Alto Networks enjoys in the Australasian market sets the scene for powerful performance. “Organisations on both sides of the Tasman are acutely aware of a heightened threat environment. The barriers to entry for cybercriminals are low, while the stakes for those on the receiving end are high. With its next-generation products and solutions, Palo Alto Networks is a proven technology provider capable of keeping data, networks and devices safe and an ideal complement to our resellers’ full suite of solutions.”
As part of the relationship, Ingram Micro Australia will distribute Palo Alto Networks’ portfolio of security solutions, including next-generation firewalls (Cloud-NGFW, VM Series, CN Series and PA Series), cloud-based security (Prisma Access and Prisma SASE), the industry’s most complete CNAPP (Prisma Cloud), and Endpoint Protection (Cortex XDR, XSOAR, Xpanse and XSIAM) to its network of resellers and partners in Australia and New Zealand.”
We are thrilled to work with Palo Alto Networks to offer our customers access to cutting-edge cybersecurity solutions,” said Ament. “Cyber threats are becoming increasingly sophisticated, and it’s essential that businesses have the best possible protection. Our agreement with Palo Alto Networks will enable us to offer industry-leading security technologies to our customers.”
Steve Manley, Palo Alto Networks Regional Vice President for A/NZ, states, “With 89% of Australian businesses expanding their use of cloud by more than 30% in the past 12 months, organisations face a growing number of threats, stretching their DevOps teams. For this reason, many companies are looking for fewer vendors that can offer more security capabilities. Palo Alto Networks is perfectly positioned to address and support these challenges with customers of varying sizes thanks to our comprehensive suite of security solutions. Our global and regional growth is underpinned by our constantly evolving portfolio of AI-powered products and solutions, which continue to receive industry recognition. The recent naming from Gartner as being a Leader in both the 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for SSE and SD-Wan is a testament to this.”
This agreement underscores Palo Alto Networks’ commitment to providing comprehensive cybersecurity solutions to organisations worldwide.
By working with Ingram Micro Australia & New Zealand, Palo Alto Networks aims to expand its reach in both countries and help more businesses protect against cyber threats.
About Palo Alto Networks
Palo Alto Networks is the world’s cybersecurity leader. We innovate to outpace cyberthreats, so organizations can embrace technology with confidence. We provide next-gen cybersecurity to thousands of customers globally, across all sectors. Our best-in-class cybersecurity platforms and services are backed by industry-leading threat intelligence and strengthened by state-of-the-art automation. Whether deploying our products to enable the Zero Trust Enterprise, responding to a security incident, or partnering to deliver better security outcomes through a world-class partner ecosystem, we’re committed to helping ensure each day is safer than the one before. It’s what makes us the cybersecurity partner of choice.
At Palo Alto Networks, we’re committed to bringing together the very best people in service of our mission, so we’re also proud to be the cybersecurity workplace of choice, recognized among Newsweek’s Most Loved Workplaces (2021 and 2022), Comparably Best Companies for Diversity (2022), and HRC Best Places for LGBTQ Equality (2022). For more information, visit www.paloaltonetworks.com.
About Ingram Micro Australia:
Ingram Micro is the business behind the world’s brands with the ability to reach nearly 90 percent of the world’s population. Our diverse solutions portfolio spans thousands of technology hardware and services options, as well as XaaS solutions. As part of our commitment to reducing environmental impact, we offer full-service IT Asset Disposal as well as reverse logistics and repair services. We also offer a more intelligent and streamlined way of doing business in the IT industry with our digital platform Ingram Micro Xvantage™. Reaching close to 200 countries, we have approximately 27,000 associates and more than 161,000 customers and 1,500 vendor partners worldwide. Learn more at www.ingrammicro.com
Director, Corporate Communications, Asia Pcific & Japan
Ingram Micro Australia
Tim Ament, Ingram Micro SVP & Chief Country Executive ANZ.
Phone: +61 450 729 792