Network Critical and Palo Alto Networks Become Technology Partners

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Network Critical, the leading innovator of next generation network access and port aggregation products announced today the addition of Palo Alto Networks to their Technology Partner Program. The program is designed to foster collaboration among select technology leaders with the goal of providing complete security and monitoring solutions to service provider, mobility and enterprise customers.

Network Critical and Palo Alto Networks are both dedicated to enabling their customers to stay focused on business operations and not on the task of network administration.

Network Critical, the leading innovator of next generation network access and port aggregation products announced today the addition of Palo Alto Networks to their Technology Partner Program. The program is designed to foster collaboration among select technology leaders with the goal of providing complete security and monitoring solutions to service provider, mobility and enterprise customers.

The blurring of lines between private and business communications coupled with the explosion of smart mobile devices creates a need for expanded security that includes application visibility, awareness and control that extends beyond the office to wherever mobile workers are. "Business critical data and corporate assets are increasingly being stored at the data center and accessed by a highly mobile workforce," said Punit Minocha, Vice President of Business and Corporate Development at Palo Alto Networks. "As such, it is crucial that our customers benefit the most from their network security investments for the entire infrastructure – from deep within the data center to smartphones and tablets at use in the distributed enterprise."

A permanent and flexible network access foundation is critical to the design of next generation security architectures. Carrie Manion, Global Vice President of Sales and Marketing said, “Network Critical and Palo Alto Networks are both dedicated to enabling their customers to stay focused on business operations and not on the task of network administration. By providing risk free, simplified access to next generation security devices, Network Critical helps customers strengthen network protection while maintaining the highest level of network reliability and availability.”

About Network Critical
Network Critical is a leader in network access technology. Our technology ensures 100% continuous network visibility. NC products eliminate any concerns of downtime and scale easily as the network grows. The health of your network is always secure with Network Critical products. The 1G to 10G TAPs are used with IDS, IPS, network traffic monitoring tools, sniffers and more, to provide 100% network visibility with zero packet loss.

The organization’s commitment to uncompromised attention provides customers with an involved, attentive and hands-on experience that will meet their needs of today and exceed their expectations for tomorrow. Network Critical is a global access technology solution provider with operations based in Buffalo, NY USA. For more information, visit http://www.networkcritical.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 this same network security to remote users with the release of GlobalProtect™ and to combat targeted malware with its WildFire™ service. For more information, visit http://www.paloaltonetworks.com.

Media Contact-Carrie Manion
716-558-7280
carrie.manion(at)networkcritical(dot)com

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