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Palo Alto Networks and CDW Canada expand partnership for cybersecurity offerings

Expanded partnership helps enable organizations to secure the hybrid workforce with Prisma SASE, a cloud-delivered secure access service edge.

November 10, 2021  by CM Staff

TORONTO — Palo Alto Networks announced an expanded partnership with CDW Canada, a provider of technology solutions and services for Canadian organizations, to deliver Prisma® SASE, an offering that brings together Prisma Access and Prisma SD-WAN, to joint customers. Together, customers can take advantage of a complete secure access service edge (SASE) solution, an integrated cloud-delivered service with network security and SD-WAN to help secure the hybrid workforce.

By bringing these two solutions bundled together or as stand-alone products to Canadian organizations, CDW and Palo Alto Networks are strengthening their partnership to try and meet customers’ needs by creating and providing high-value services.

Prisma Access and Prisma SD-WAN optimize the user experience with guaranteed performance for software as a Service (SaaS) applications that dynamically scale as needed. Prisma Access offers first-class security that is reliable and scalable for users regardless of where they work, by consolidating networking and security capabilities into a single cloud-delivered platform. Prisma SD-WAN is a cloud-delivered solution that eliminates the costs of expensive multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) network solutions, improving end-user experience and providing scalability to modernize network performance and security.

“Expanding our partnership with Palo Alto Networks to offer this kind of innovation allows CDW to continue providing world-class services and solutions across every step of our customers’ digital transformation journeys,” said Theo van Wyk, head of solutions development and cybersecurity, CDW Canada. “Increased cybersecurity threats brought on by the pandemic have accelerated digital transformation across the globe, increasing the need for secure solutions within every organization. With Prisma SASE, CDW is able to provide secure, cloud-delivered remote access to our customers alongside top-tier technical support and customer service during a time when they need it most.”

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“The digital landscape has never been more dynamic for the enterprise,” said Ivan Orsanic, regional vice president and country manager, Canada at Palo Alto Networks. “We are thrilled to expand our partnership with CDW through the delivery of secure remote access powered by Prisma SASE to our joint customers. The combination of advisory services with a cloud-delivered approach for networking and security provides our joint customers with an unmatched SASE offering for the Canadian market, helping organizations seamlessly connect and protect the hybrid workforce.”