Channel Scoop - October 16, 2015

Oct 16, 2015
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Welcome to Channel Scoop, a new weekly blog highlighting the key items you need to know to maximize your channel partnership with Palo Alto Networks.  We’ll be publishing a new blog every Friday moving forward. For now, just sit back, relax and let us give you the channel scoop.


  • Next week is Breach Prevention Week (Oct. 19-23). The lineup of speakers is impressive and the topics are relevant. The best part? You don’t have to travel anywhere to participate. This webinar series is unrivaled in the industry, and our kickoff webcast (Oct. 19) will feature Palo Alto Networks CEO Mark McLaughlin. Click here to see the full lineup of webinars and to register.
  • Looking for a way to strengthen your trusted security advisor status with your customers? The new Lifecycle Security Review is your answer. Rebuilt from the ground up, the Security Lifecycle Review allows you to show your customers what applications, SaaS-based applications, URL traffic, content types, and known and unknown threats are currently traversing their network, and specifically highlight where potential risks exist. And the best part, you can now customize the Review with your company logo and information. Click here to login to the Partner Portal and learn more about the Security Lifecycle Review.
  • It’s back! The Customer Care Upgrade Program was a successful incentive program we ran roughly a year ago to help fuel the conversion of our customer install base. The program provides customers with financial incentives in the form of hardware discounts and subscription/support credits to move from a PA-4000 Series to a PA-5000 Series or from a PA-2000 Series to a PA-3000 Series. The program will run until March 31, 2016. Click here to learn more and to access all the necessary materials from our Partner Portal.
  • Did you miss it? In Q1 we hosted our first NextWave Huddle, a global partner, quarterly webcast. This webcast is part of Ron Myers’ FY16 commitment to deliver more clear and consistent communications to you, our partners. Click here to listen to the replay.
  • On Sept. 15, Palo Alto Networks extended its proven history of safely enabling applications to SaaS applications with the launch of Aperture, a new security-as-a-service offering to help organizations safely enable and strengthen security for sanctioned SaaS applications, such as Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, and Salesforce. Click here to learn more about Aperture.

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