Ingram Micro, Palo Alto join hands

Ingram Micro signed a distribution agreement with Palo Alto Networks to distribute Palo Alto’s cloud security technologies, including VM-Series virtualized next-generation firewalls and Aperture SaaS security, to the newly emerging and expanding channel ecosystem of cloud consultants, cloud security integrators, managed security service providers, and software-defined datacenter partners in 18 countries across META.

This unique services aggregation model further broadens Ingram Micro’s leading solutions portfolio, proving the ability to meet the evolving IT consumption preferences and security requirements of businesses and consumers, including “as-a-service”, managed service, and public cloud “pay-as-you-go.”

Palo Alto cloud security solutions will be supported and managed by the Ingram Micro cloud business units, and will be made available via the Ingram Micro cloud and software-as-a-service (SaaS) marketplace, a leading cloud services platform that allows partners to purchase, provision, manage and invoice cloud technology with ease.

“We are pleased to be working with Palo Alto Networks around its next-generation cloud security solutions, that are important components of the overall Cyber Security architectural needs of any enterprise,” said Marc Kassis, Cyber Security Director in Ingram Micro META Region. “Cloud and security trends are inextricably linked, constantly evolving and relevant to everyone on a daily basis. Ingram Micro’s objective is to enhance the value proposition to our business partners with relevant large vendors and a dedicated range of services and trainings. As a cloud services aggregator for Palo Alto Networks, we are building on our front runner position as a value-added distributor of cloud and cyber security solutions.”

The cloud services aggregation partnership with Palo Alto Networks allows Ingram Micro and its cloud and managed services provider channel to offer unparalleled, prevention-oriented enterprise security for end-customers’ public cloud, private cloud, and hybrid cloud environments.

Jason Beal, senior director of EMEA distribution and public cloud at Palo Alto Networks said “The Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform is well-known for its effective cyber breach prevention capabilities, from the endpoint, through the network and data centre, and into the cloud. With this innovative cloud services aggregation model, Palo Alto Networks and Ingram Micro cloud teams will offer deep cloud and SaaS expertise, partner enablement, services co-creation, and technical pre-sales support to meet the needs of partners and their customers across the Middle East, Turkey and North Africa.”