Optiv Security Receives Palo Alto Networks Top Partner Award for Sixth Year in a Row

Denver – January 13, 2016 – Optiv Security, a leading cyber security solutions provider, today announced that it was named the Palo Alto Networks 2015 Americas Partner of the Year. This marks the fifth consecutive year that the company received this honor and the sixth time in a row that it was recognized as a top Palo Alto Networks partner. The company also was selected as Western Region Partner of the Year in 2010 and 2012. 

“As all of our sales go through the channel, it is vital that we have a strong network of highly-capable partners that have the necessary expertise with our next-generation security platform needed to help our customers take a more preventative stance in defending their organizations’ networks,” said Todd Palmer, vice president, Americas channel sales for Palo Alto Networks. “Optiv Security has helped us serve our customers well, and we’re proud to name them our Palo Alto Networks 2015 Americas Partner of the Year.”

“The proliferation and increased sophistication of cyber attacks against organizations of all sizes has made detecting and protecting against these threats a top priority for executives and boards,” said Dan Wilson, executive vice president of partner solutions for Optiv. “We have a history of being recognized by Palo Alto Networks because of our extensive expertise and ability to help organizations address their security challenges with a combination of the right people, process and technology. We are proud to be honored once again by Palo Alto Networks for our commitment to our joint clients and look forward to continuing our long-standing partnership with them.”

Optiv offers a wide range of solutions and services that help organizations plan, build and run their cyber security programs. Specific to Palo Alto Networks products, Optiv services include resale, identification and selection, implementation and integration, optimization, support and more. Optiv’s managed security services for Palo Alto Networks’ products provide organizations with remote 24/7 access to the essential expertise clients need to respond to threats and security events.

About Optiv Security
Created from the merger of Accuvant and FishNet Security, Optiv is a pure-play cyber security solutions provider serving North America. 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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