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Westcon-Comstor adds Palo Alto Networks to portfolio

By , ITWeb
Africa , 31 May 2022
David Odayar, Business Unit Manager Security Westcon Southern Africa.
David Odayar, Business Unit Manager Security Westcon Southern Africa.

Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa has signed a distribution agreement with Palo Alto Networks to deliver its Next-Generation Security Platform across the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region.

The agreement is an extension of a successful global agreement between the two companies.

According to the companies, “... with the Palo Alto platform at play, organisations can focus on their digital initiatives and pursue a digital-first strategy, knowing that their investment into the cloud and their use of mobile networks remain secure, and they can protect their most valued data assets from cybercriminals and accidental data leakage.”

David Odayar, Business Unit Manager Security Westcon Southern Africa, said, "We are deeply invested in developing and advancing our partner ecosystem, part of which is providing them with the right vendors who provide the technologies that meet an express and current business need. At Westcon-Comstor, we believe that Palo Alto Networks is one of these vendors and will be an exciting addition to our portfolio. We truly believe that our relationship with Palo Alto Networks will be transformative for the SADC security industry.”

Westcon-Comstor points out that SADC resellers and partners who add Palo Alto to their solutions offerings “will be able to leverage the global capabilities of Westcon-Comstor while leveraging local expertise to support the logistics, training, support, and professional services requirements of customers.”

The partners stress that enablement forms a central part of the alliance, specifically access to demo kit, partner-led training, and assistance with vendor on-boarding.

The Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform targets breach prevention, leveraging threat information it shares across the security functions of multiple systems.

Notably, customers benefit from its ability to marry network, cloud, and endpoint security with advanced threat intelligence in a natively integrated security platform.

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