Palo Alto Networks and Grupo Dice Sign Distribution Agreement to Bring Next-Generation Network Security to Mexico

Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:00am EDT

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SANTA CLARA, Calif.,  March 20, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:
PANW), the network security company, today announced a new distribution
agreement with  Grupo Dice, a leading distributor of IT infrastructure equipment
and services in Mexico.  The agreement is further proof of Palo Alto Networks'
commitment to bringing innovative, new products and services to customers around
the globe.  

As part of the agreement,  Grupo Dice  will offer the full Palo Alto Networks 
Next-Generation Firewall  (NGFW) portfolio to its customers and value-added
resellers.  With 25 years of experience and 12 branch offices in  Mexico,  Grupo
Dice  has the expertise and infrastructure necessary to bring the value of Palo
Alto Networks' next generation of network security to customers throughout the
region.  Palo Alto Networks has pioneered the next generation of network
security with its innovative platform that allows enterprises to secure their
networks and safely enable the increasingly complex and rapidly growing number
of applications running on their networks. At the core of this platform is the
company's Next-Generation Firewall, which delivers application, user, and
content within the  firewall  through its proprietary hardware and software
architecture.  

"Grupo Dice's success in the Mexican IT market relies in part upon our ability
to offer our customers state-of-the-art products and services.  This is
particularly important for network security solutions, as the security threats
our customers must contend with are becoming increasingly sophisticated. We
believe that Palo Alto Networks' innovative approach to helping enterprises
safely enable the use of new applications and devices on their networks will
provide tangible benefits to both productivity and network security," said 
Guillermo Nava, security solutions manager for  Grupo Dice.  "Palo Alto
Networks' NGFW solutions are a welcome addition to our product portfolio."  

The Palo Alto Networks NGFW platform offers the ability to identify, control,
and safely enable applications while inspecting all content for all threats in
real time. The Palo Alto Networks NGFW product portfolio offers organizations
the ability to address a broad range of network security requirements, ranging
from the data center to the network perimeter, as well as the distributed
enterprise, which includes branch offices and a growing number of mobile
devices. To find out more about the company's product portfolio, please visit 
http://www.paloaltonetworks.com/products/overview/.   

"Network security is a major priority for all of our customers around the world.
 To ensure that the right support resources are available locally, Palo Alto
Networks is forging relationships with the regional partners that can offer the
expertise, support and commitment our customers need," said  Adam McCord,
director of Sales for  Latin America  and the  Caribbean, for Palo Alto
Networks. "As the leading network infrastructure equipment distributor in 
Mexico,  Grupo Dice  is the ideal partner to help us bring our innovative
network security products to the Mexican IT market."

About  Grupo Dice

Established in 1988 and based in  Mexico City,  Grupo Dice  is a leader in the
distribution of telecommunications network equipment of the highest standard.
With 25 years of experience in the market,  Grupo Dice  provides a deep
knowledge of the sector and its business development offers integrators a strong
sales growth and human capital. Grupo Dice has a wide infrastructure that
consists of 12 offices in the interior of  Mexico, each with its own warehouse
and one in  Central America  in the city of  San Jose, Costa Rica.  Grupo Dice 
has 32 leading brands in the field of networking, security, datacenter, and
infrastructure cable. We are an experienced, committed organization that shares
a collaborative spirit and offers diagnostics and personal attention. Today we
have new offices in  Leon,  Queretaro  with the Distributor Central DICE
Warehouse,  &  Puebla  in  May 2013.

About Palo Alto Networks

Palo Alto Networks is the network security company. Its innovative platform
enables enterprises, service providers, and government entities to secure their
networks and safely enable the increasingly complex and rapidly growing number
of applications running on their networks. The core of Palo Alto Networks
platform is its next-generation firewall, which delivers application, user, and
content visibility and control integrated within the firewall through its
proprietary hardware and software architecture. Palo Alto Networks products and
services can address a broad range of network security requirements, from the
data center to the network perimeter, as well as the distributed enterprise,
which includes branch offices and a growing number of mobile devices. Palo Alto
Networks products are used by more than 11,000 customers in over 100 countries.
For more information, visit www.paloaltonetworks.com.

Palo Alto Networks, "The Network Security Company," the Palo Alto Networks Logo,
App-ID, GlobalProtect, and WildFire are trademarks of Palo Alto Networks, Inc.
in  the United States  and in jurisdictions throughout the world. All other
trademarks, trade names or service marks used or mentioned herein belong to
their respective owners.

SOURCE  Palo Alto Networks


Mike Haro, Director of Corporate Communications, Palo Alto Networks,
+1-408-438-8628, mharo@paloaltonetworks.com, Enrique Reyna H., Manager,
Marketing & IT, Grupo Dice, (+52) 558-000-6403 Ext. 1002, ereyna@grupo-dice.com

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