Avnet launches EMEA-wide training for Palo Alto resellers

Distributor Avnet Technology Solutions has launched a new training programme for Palo Alto Networks resellers, writes Linda Endersby. The programme, which will be available in the UK Germany and across EMEA, will strengthen the partnership between the two and create new opportunities for channel par

Distributor Avnet Technology Solutions has launched a new training programme for Palo Alto Networks resellers, writes Linda Endersby.

The programme, which will be available in the UK Germany and across EMEA, will strengthen the partnership between the two and create new opportunities for channel partners targeting the network security market. It will help Palo Alto to enhance its level of support for the resellers and optimise market reach.

"Palo Alto Networks offers best in-class next generation firewall solutions. This technology will help channel partners across EMEA drive business growth in the network security market," said Anthony Greenhalgh, director of supplier acceleration, networking and security, Avnet Technology Solutions, EMEA.

"We are very excited about the partnership with Avnet," said Brett Eldridge, vice president of global customer engineering and support at Palo Alto. "Avnet's comprehensive training programme and distribution network will provide our channel partners with best-of-class support to enable them to quickly gain an in-depth understanding of our product portfolio and the network security market."

Greenhalgh added: "The training programme will enable Palo Alto to leverage our understanding of local markets and sound technology expertise to build additional routes to partners across EMEA."

The curriculum, aimed at security engineers, network engineers and IT support staff will weigh practical sessions and market insight to help partners incorporate Palo Alto's technology into datacentre solutions.

Delegates will be trained how to install, configure and manage firewalls, as well as configuration steps for the security, networking, threat prevention, logging and reporting features of the Palo Alto Networks Operation System (PAN-OS).

The training programme is currently being rolled out in territories across EMEA from Avnet's UK Resource Centre.

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