Channel Scoop – August 25, 2017

Aug 25, 2017
2 minutes

SKO18: More than 900 partners, representing more than 300 companies, joined us in Las Vegas this week. Thank you for joining us and remember, success as a NextWave partner is dependent on being or becoming a next-generation security innovator, an expert at enhancing an integrated and automated security platform that empowers innovation to deliver business gains to our mutual customers.

SKO18 Global Award Winners: Earlier this week we recognized eight partner of the year winners for FY17. These partners are the best of the best and are blazing a trail to become next-generation security innovators. Here are this year’s winners:

  • Americas Partner of the Year: Presidio
  • APAC Partner of the Year: ACPL
  • EMEA Partner of the Year: Dimension Data
  • Global Consultant Partner of the Year: Accenture
  • Global Distribution Partner of the Year: Exclusive Networks
  • Global Service Provider of the Year: BT
  • Global Traps Partner of the Year: ON2IT
  • Japan Partner of the Year: ITOCHU

SKO18 Global Award Winners[1]

SKO18 Traps: The endpoint market was a major focus of this year’s sales kickoff. Together with our partners we have an opportunity to disrupt the endpoint market. This is a massive growth opportunity made even better for partner sales reps that create and close Traps business thanks to our Secure Up promotion.

SKO18 Public Cloud: The cloud is changing everything, including the importance of a platform approach to security. Visit our new Public Cloud Partner Portal page for more details.

Blog of the Week: One of the most requested items partners worldwide want from us is access to case studies. This week you can read about how Bank OCBC NISP deployed the Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform to cut management time in half.

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