Paramount, the leading regional provider of products and services for securing the Information Assets of Enterprises in the Middle East, announced that it has received the ‘Reseller of the Year – Middle East and Africa’ award by Palo Palo Alto Networks™, the leader in next-generation firewalls. The channel awards are given to a select number of partners that have demonstrated passion, commitment and success with Palo Alto Networks.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Karl Driesen, VP of Sales, EMEA for Palo Alto Networks said, “The Middle East is a vitally important market for Palo Alto Networks and we are delighted to be working with Paramount to help us address the complex network security requirements of customers in the region. Although we have been working together for less than a year, Paramount has quickly demonstrated unmatched expertise and commitment, resulting in excellent success thus far.”
Palo Alto Networks’ next-generation firewalls are the industry’s most powerful firewall products, enabling enterprises to see and control applications, users and content – not just ports, IP addresses and packets. This is a critical need for enterprises’ management of risk as industry studies continue to show enterprises lack visibility into and control of application traffic due to the outdated functionality of legacy security technology. Palo Alto Networks’ next-generation firewalls enable enterprises to create granular, business-relevant security policies and safely control new enterprise and consumer applications as business enablers instead of the block-or-nothing approach offered by traditional port-blocking firewalls.
Mr. Ramaswamy G, Chief Operating Officer, Paramount Computer Systems, said, “A combination of improved security, better visibility and control and cost reduction is a common need that we see and Palo Alto’s proven technology addresses all these parameters very well, resulting in a very strong uptake by our customers. We are happy to have contributed to Palo Alto’s success in this region and thank them for the award that recognizes our efforts”.
“Palo Alto Networks would like to continue building on its successful partnership with Paramount to become the dominant vendor of next-generation firewalls throughout the Middle East”, added Mr. Driesen.
Paramount is the only regional IT security company providing a holistic solution encompassing all three important aspects – Technology, Processes & People. The company propounds that customers should ensure that internal staff have leading–edge certification like CISSP, CISM, CISA and ISO 27001, processes and methodologies are within the ISO 27001 framework and technologies are in place for secure content management, data leak prevention, perimeter security, internal network security, identity & access management and vulnerability, risk & security event management.
With an illustrious list of clients and project implementations in the region, a large number of certified technical staff and best of breed vendors, Paramount is recognized as the region’s leading IT security integrator.