Optiv Security Honored With Two Palo Alto Networks NextWave 2016 Partner of the Year Awards

Company Recognized for Outstanding Cyber Security Expertise and Authorized Support Capabilities; Chosen as a Top NextWave Channel Partner for Seventh Consecutive Year

Denver – October 6, 2016 – Optiv Security, a market-leading provider of end-to-end cyber security solutions, today announced that it has received two Palo Alto Networks® NextWave 2016 awards: Professional Services Partner of the Year for the Americas and Excellence in Support for the Americas. During the recent Palo Alto Networks Sales Kickoff event in Nashville, Tennessee, Optiv was recognized for its extensive cyber security expertise and ability to deliver innovative solutions that meet the evolving security needs of global organizations.

This is the seventh consecutive year that Optiv has been recognized as a top Palo Alto Networks NextWave channel partner. 

“It is critical for us to work closely with partners that have the right expertise and experience with our Next-Generation Security Platform to ensure we are providing the highest quality product and service to our customers,” said Todd Palmer, vice president of Americas Channel Sales, Palo Alto Networks. “Optiv has proven to be a trusted partner with a commitment to training certified experts to deliver our solutions, and we are thrilled to recognize their exceptional services offerings and capabilities.”

“Cyber security has climbed to the top of the priority list for many organizations, and we expect it will stay there as the frequency and severity of attacks continues to increase,” said Tim Hoffman, executive vice president, worldwide client solutions for Optiv. “Palo Alto Networks has recognized us many times for our extensive expertise and ability to help organizations solve their specific security problems with a combination of the right people, process and technology. We are proud to be honored, once again, and look forward to continuing to work closely with Palo Alto Networks to meet the evolving needs of our clients.”

Optiv offers a comprehensive set of solutions and services that help organizations plan, build and run successful cyber security programs. Specific to Palo Alto Networks’ offerings, Optiv services include resale, identification and selection, implementation and integration, optimization, support and more. Optiv’s managed security services for the Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform provides organizations with remote 24/7 access to the essential expertise clients need to respond to threats and security events. 

About Optiv Security
Optiv is a market-leading provider of end-to-end cyber security solutions. We help clients plan, build and run successful cyber security programs that achieve business objectives through our depth and breadth of cyber security offerings, extensive capabilities and proven expertise in cyber security strategy, managed security services, incident response, risk and compliance, security consulting, training and support, integration and architecture services, and security technology. A Blackstone (NYSE: BX) portfolio company, Optiv maintains premium partnerships with more than 300 of the leading security technology manufacturers. For more information, visit www.optiv.com or follow us at www.twitter.com/optiv, www.facebook.com/optivinc and www.linkedin.com/company/optiv-inc

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