StarLink Expands Middle East Distribution of Palo Alto Networks

Now offering full enterprise security platform comprising next-generation firewall, threat intelligence cloud, and advanced endpoint protection

Monday, January 19, 2015 – Dubai, UAE: StarLink, the region’s trusted security-specialized “True” Value-Added-Distributor (VAD), has today announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Palo Alto Networks, the leader in enterprise security. As the largest and fastest growing IT Security distributor in the Middle East with strong on-the-ground presence across the region, StarLink will sell and support the Palo Alto Networks enterprise security platform offering through its extensive network of channel partners to enterprise and government customers in the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council).

Palo Alto Networks offers a natively integrated platform that includes a next-generation firewall, cloud-based threat intelligence and advanced endpoint protection, helping enterprises and governments secure their organizations, detect and prevent both known and unknown threats, and safely enable an increasingly complex and rapidly growing number of applications.                        

"StarLink brings valuable experience and capabilities to our Middle East business" said Jason Beal, Distribution Director EMEA for Palo Alto Networks. "The company’s IT Security focus and expertise align well with our vision of a preventative approach to cyber threats, and we expect that their contributions will translate into exponential market share expansion and customer acquisition in the GCC. We look forward to serving customers hungry for a true enterprise security platform."

"This event marks a key milestone for StarLink. Historically we were renowned for bringing niche best-of-breed technologies into this region to assist customers in compliance and protect themselves against the latest threats. So we always looked at firewalls as being traditional security, until Palo Alto Networks emerged with the most disruptive firewall technology offering in the market," said Avinash Advani, VP Business Strategy at StarLink. "As StarLink has grown, our portfolio has also evolved into a defense-in-depth framework, which can only be completed with the leading Palo Alto Networks enterprise security platform. We are excited to now be able to provide our partners with the most sophisticated and automated security offering."

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