Palo Alto Networks Inc (PANW) and VMware, Inc. (VMW) extend partnership

Posted Feb 26, 2014

Palo Alto Networks Inc (NYSE:PANW) and VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) have extended their global partnership. Palo Alto Networks is an enterprise security solutions company and VMware is a virtualization infrastructure solutions service. The partnership includes a new reseller agreement and general availability of a previously announced integrated network security and network virtualization solution. 

The solution enables customers to use the distributed network and services insertion capabilities of VMware NSX with the Palo Alto Networks next-generation security technologies to deploy, scale, enable and protect applications for software-defined data centers. This includes the Palo Alto Networks VM-1000-HV, security subscription, the Panorama centralized management platform, and premium customer support combined with the VMware NSX network virtualization platform.

“This resell agreement and general availability of our joint solution represents a key milestone in our strategic partnership with VMware; it builds upon the extensive co-development efforts we have jointly invested to help customers realize a truly seamless and agile software-defined data center with built-in security protections and helps make it easy to procure the necessary components,” stated Palo Alto Networks SVP of Business and Corporate Development Chad Kinzelberg.