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Palo Alto Networks, Solutionary Announce Strategic MSSP Partnership

Solutionary is an accredited managed services partner for monitoring and managing Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls

OMAHA, Neb., Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Solutionary, a managed security services provider, today announced a strategic partnership with, Palo Alto Networks, the network security company. Under the partnership, Solutionary will provide monitoring and management for Palo Alto Networks' entire product line of next-generation firewalls, easing the transition from traditional firewalls and providing ongoing tuning, change control, monitoring and management.

Palo Alto Networks is restoring visibility and control over applications, users and content to prevent threats and improve network security. The company's next-generation firewalls address a variety of security issues problems while reducing the total cost of ownership through device consolidation.

The addition of Solutionary's monitoring and management services helps organizations cost-effectively take advantage of the additional capabilities that next-generation firewalls offer while providing 24/7 monitoring and management. Solutionary's patented ActiveGuard services platform provides powerful cross-correlation and event-handling capabilities to recognize threats and reduce false positives, making security more operationally efficient.

"Palo Alto Networks has reinvented the firewall, making organizations more secure while allowing them to decrease the number of disparate solutions they are supporting in their infrastructure," said Jarrett Miller, vice president of channel sales for Solutionary. "Solutionary managed security services allow clients to fully-leverage the benefits of next-generation firewalls and reduce the cost of management. Since Solutionary and Palo Alto Networks share an extensive reseller channel, customers will be able to more easily package products and services together for a complete solution."

Palo Alto Networks recognizes Solutionary as an Accredited Managed Services Partner, indicating the level of expertise Solutionary has attained. Solutionary engineers have extensive experience monitoring Palo Alto Networks security solutions. Solutionary engineers have completed comprehensive technical training on the Palo Alto Networks products, earning Solutionary's engineers ACE (Accredited Configuration Engineer) accreditation and authorization to manage Palo Alto Networks devices.

"Solutionary has demonstrated a strong understanding of customer security needs and how Palo Alto Networks solutions can address those," said Punit Minocha, vice president of business development at Palo Alto Networks. "We are excited to work with a partner like Solutionary that has deep security experience, a strong services platform in ActiveGuard and engineers who have been accredited on Palo Alto Networks products."

Solutionary's monitoring and management services for Palo Alto Networks devices are currently available. Service costs are dependent on the level of service, device type, number of devices and device throughput.

About Solutionary

Solutionary reduces the information security and compliance burden, delivering flexible managed security services that align with client goals, enhancing organizations' existing security program, infrastructure and personnel. The company's services are based on experienced security professionals, actionable threat intelligence and the ActiveGuard service platform that provide expert security and compliance management. Solutionary works as an extension of clients' internal teams, providing industry-leading customer service, patented technology, thought leadership, years of innovation and proprietary certifications that exceed industry standards. This client focus and dedication to customer service has enabled Solutionary to boast one of the highest client retention rates in the industry. For more information, visit www.solutionary.com.

About Palo Alto Networks

Palo Alto Networks(TM) is the network security company. Its next-generation firewalls enable unprecedented visibility and granular policy control of applications and content - by user, not just IP address - at up to 10Gbps with no performance degradation. Based on patent-pending App-ID(TM) technology, Palo Alto Networks firewalls accurately identify and control applications - regardless of port, protocol, evasive tactic or SSL encryption - and scan content to stop threats and prevent data leakage. Enterprises can for the first time embrace Web 2.0 and maintain complete visibility and control, while significantly reducing total cost of ownership through device consolidation. For more information, visit www.paloaltonetworks.com.

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