En Pointe Technologies Achieves Platinum Level Status with Palo Alto Networks

En Pointe Authorized to Sell Full Enterprise Security Platform in NextWave Partner Program

LOS ANGELES, CA - November 19, 2014 - En Pointe Technologies, one of the largest Microsoft Licensing Solution Providers (LSPs) and systems integrators, today announced that is has achieved platinum level status in the Palo Alto Networks NextWave Partner program. Platinum status is exclusive to NextWave partners who facilitate significant sales and demonstrate extensive expertise in enterprise security.

Qualifying for the Palo Alto Networks NextWave Partner Program requires:
• Obtaining specialized training and certification on Palo Alto Networks products and technologies,
• Obtaining a minimum of four proof of concept solutions to provide offsite and onsite demos with prospects and customers, and
• Surpassing revenue requirements of 1.5 M+ per year.

Palo Alto Networks has pioneered next-generation enterprise security, with an innovative platform that allows businesses and governments to secure their networks, prevent known and unknown threats, and safely enable an increasingly complex and rapidly growing number of applications.

En Pointe leverages the Palo Alto Networks enterprise platform technology as a cornerstone of its network security practice. Its platinum level standing signifies its position as an extension of the security provider via its IT security team who supports the Palo Alto Networks offering. En Pointe's certified Palo Alto Networks engineers can support a company's infrastructure from discovery to implementation and beyond, providing preventative security solutions and innovative ways to stay ahead of ongoing threats.

As a Palo Alto Networks Platinum Partner, En Pointe is one of a select few multi-vendor solution integrators capable of providing a complete security solution to fit the ever changing requirements of today's security landscape. A top credentialed partner with the leading manufacturers and publishers, such as Microsoft (with solutions encompassing Azure, Office 365, and volume licensing), En Pointe develops integrated solutions that are at the forefront of security innovation. Additionally, En Pointe has strong security solution offerings with mutual partners such as Brocade, Citrix, Symantec, and VMware.

"As a Platinum member of our NextWave Partner Program, En Pointe is authorized to deliver and support the Palo Alto Networks enterprise security platform to protect critical customer assets and prevent known and unknown threats," said Todd Palmer, vice president, Americas Channels, Palo Alto Networks. "We are pleased to welcome En Pointe to an elite tier of NextWave partners and look forward to continued mutual success."

Already completing numerous network security related implementations nationwide, En Pointe has infiltrated a variety of industries including public sector, insurance, healthcare/medical, banking, and many others. Major customers include a hotel and casino, an American packaged foods company, a global life insurance provider, a U.S. state government department, a California banking institution, several medical care centers, and a community hospital.

"Cloud computing, data center expansion, virtualization, and mobility are stretching the limits of traditional firewalls, while the advent of users accessing their data centers through a wider range of devices challenges traditional products' ability to protect IT infrastructures," said Herb Hogue, SVP of professional services and engineering, En Pointe Technologies. "The Palo Alto Networks enterprise security platform was built with the prevention of advanced cyber-attacks in mind. By growing and expanding our relationship with Palo Alto Networks, we can continue ensuring that our customers' computing environments are secure, even with an ever changing IT landscape."

For more information about En Pointe's support services for the Palo Alto Networks product suite, visit: http://www.enpointe.com/palo-alto-networks.

About En Pointe Technologies
Celebrating over 20 years in business, En Pointe is a Microsoft specialist, offering hardware, software and deployment services that are anchored to the Microsoft ecosystem. As one of the largest Microsoft Systems Integrators and Licensing Solutions Providers, En Pointe adds value in all phases of the IT lifecycle, from the data center to the desktop. Visit: www.enpointe.com Follow: @EnPointeTech and www.linkedin.com/company/en-pointe-technologies.


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