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Carahsoft Recognized by Palo Alto Networks as a Federal Sector Distributor

Carahsoft to Offer Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform to Help Government Agencies
Prevent Security Breaches, Offer Full Visibility, and Reduce Operational Overhead

RESTON, VA--(Marketwired - November 15, 2016) - Carahsoft Technology Corp., the trusted government IT solutions provider, today announced that it has been recognized by Palo Alto Networks® as a federal sector distributor. As part of the relationship, Carahsoft will provide lead generation, renewal subscription and upsell, and sales and marketing support for Palo Alto Networks products and services tailored to the federal marketplace.

"By adding Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform to our cybersecurity portfolio, we are offering our federal government customers and reseller partners a truly integrated cybersecurity platform that provides simplification and automation across the entire IT network," said Brian O'Donnell, vice president at Carahsoft. "A next-generation security platform approach reduces complexity and costs, so government IT departments can adopt a breach prevention-first mindset and securely and efficiently move their organizations forward."

Palo Alto Networks provides a natively integrated security platform that focuses on threat prevention and protection measures across every stage of the attack lifecycle. The Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform brings together all aspects of network, cloud and endpoint security, providing complete visibility and control for IT departments. It utilizes a Zero Trust verification policy, which prevents insider threat incidents while fully enabling user productivity by granting access contextually to those who need it and denying it to all others. By implementing a Zero Trust verification policy and denying any applications that are not needed by the organization, the platform immediately reduces a government agency's threat risk.

"Federal government agencies face continuous cyberthreats from adversaries around the world," said Tom Kelley, global head of distribution at Palo Alto Networks. "By working with federal sector distribution partners like Carahsoft, together we can provide the federal marketplace with next-generation security technology that can help maintain trust in the digital age by helping organizations prevent cyber breaches."

Palo Alto Networks meets all certification requirements and compliance standards for the government, including the Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation (CC), Federal Information Processing Standard 140 (FIPS 140), NSA Suite B Cryptography, and DISA Unified Capabilities (UC) Approved Product List (APL).

Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform is available immediately via Carahsoft. For more information, contact the Palo Alto Networks team at Carahsoft at or 855-6NEXTGN. To learn what steps agencies can take to secure their networks and endpoints, download the white paper, A Modern Framework for Network Security in Government.

About Carahsoft

Carahsoft Technology Corp. is the trusted Government IT solutions provider. As a top-performing GSA Schedule and SEWP contract holder, Carahsoft serves as the master government aggregator for many of its best-of-breed technology vendors, supporting an extensive ecosystem of manufacturers, value-added resellers, system integrators, and consulting partners committed to helping government agencies select and implement the best solution at the best possible value.

The company's dedicated Solutions Divisions proactively market, sell and deliver Palo Alto Networks, VMware, Symantec, Veritas, EMC, Adobe, F5 Networks, Google Cloud, ServiceNow, Open Source, HPE Software, SAP, Salesforce, and Innovative and Intelligence products and services, among others. Carahsoft is consistently recognized by its partners as a top revenue producer, and is listed annually among the industry's fastest growing firms by CRN, Inc., Washington Technology, The Washington Post, Washington Business Journal, and SmartCEO. Visit us at

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Mary Lange