Bat Blue and Palo Alto Networks Announce Strategic MSSP Partnership

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Bat Blue, a Palo Alto Networks partner since 2007, will provide extensive implementation, integration and managed services around Palo Alto Networks’ entire next-generation firewall product line. Bat Blue is recognized by Palo Alto Networks as an Accredited Managed Services Partner, acknowledging the experience and expertise Bat Blue has achieved.

We are excited to recognize Bat Blue as an Accredited Managed Services Partner, especially given their deep understanding of how best they can implement our next-generation firewalls.

Bat Blue Corporation, a provider of end-to-end network and security technologies and services, today announced that it has formed a strategic MSSP partnership with Palo Alto Networks, the network security company. Bat Blue, a Palo Alto Networks partner since 2007, will provide extensive implementation, integration and managed services around Palo Alto Networks’ entire next-generation firewall product line.

Named a Palo Alto Networks 2010 Partner of the Year, Bat Blue has implemented and managed its next-generation firewalls for over 25 organizations making Bat Blue one of Palo Alto Network's most experienced providers. Bat Blue invests heavily in the partnership, delivering significant contributions such as a world-class professional services organization and full-service managed services offerings. In addition, Bat Blue has developed customized tools to assist in client migrations from data security technologies such as Cisco, Juniper, CheckPoint and more.

“Palo Alto Networks epitomizes the industry's desire to fix what is broken in network security,” said Babak Pasdar, President & CEO of Bat Blue Corporation. “When you combine Bat Blue's advanced methodologies and experience along with award-winning Palo Alto Networks technology, the overall solution translates into the most economic and effective security solution on the market today.”

Bat Blue is recognized by Palo Alto Networks as an Accredited Managed Services Partner, acknowledging the experience and expertise Bat Blue has achieved. Bat Blue engineers are all ACE (Accredited Configuration Engineer) Certified Engineers, and continue their education on the newest Palo Alto Networks technologies, ensuring they are the most capable, experienced MSSP available.

“Palo Alto Networks education is a main focus of our engineers' career development at Bat Blue,” said Piotr Nowak, Manager of Technical Services for Bat Blue. “We take great pride in being experts in the latest technologies and ensuring that our client's have the best possible networks.”

“As one of our long standing partners, Bat Blue has offered tremendous insight into how we can deliver the best possible service to our mutual customers,” said Punit Minocha, Vice President of Corporate and Business Development for Palo Alto Networks. “Bat Blue’s deep-rooted security experience, their devotion to developing their engineering team's knowledge and their extensive offerings make them a tremendous resource to Palo Alto Networks and our customers.”

Bat Blue's Managed Services include change management, threat management, risk assessment and 24/7/365 support and monitoring. On-demand, informative reports, from automated summary reports to detailed assessments, are delivered to all managed services clients. Bat Blue also provides clients with the option to cloud-source security, enabling organizations of any size or budget to get the very best in network security.

“We are excited to recognize Bat Blue as an Accredited Managed Services Partner, especially given their deep understanding of how best they can implement our next-generation firewalls,” said Minocha.

About Bat Blue
Bat Blue is a provider of end-to-end network and security technologies and services, that address three key areas: Economy, Effectiveness and Efficiency. Bat Blue delivers its solutions through highly-vetted, next-generation technologies that empower consolidation, cost-savings and reduction of burden. Bat Blue's Cloud Services deliver an entire Internet perimeter in the cloud without complicated hardware or expensive subscriptions. Our BlueNET™ IP network is unparalleled, delivering low-latency services with a ten-fold performance advantage over legacy providers. Bat Blue is proud to be the official WiFi provider of ESPN's X Games. Visit Bat Blue at http://www.BatBlue.com.

About Palo Alto Networks
Palo Alto Networks™ is the network security company. Its next-generation firewalls enable unprecedented visibility and granular policy control of applications and content – by user, not just IP address – at up to 20Gbps with no performance degradation. Based on patent-pending App-ID™ technology, Palo Alto Networks firewalls accurately identify and control applications – regardless of port, protocol, evasive tactic or SSL encryption – and scan content to stop threats and prevent data leakage. Enterprises can for the first time embrace Web 2.0 and maintain complete visibility and control, while significantly reducing total cost of ownership through device consolidation. Most recently, Palo Alto Networks has enabled enterprises to extend protection over all types of traffic, applications, and threats to remote users with the release of GlobalProtect™. For more information, visit http://www.paloaltonetworks.com.

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