November 23, 2009, India - Palo Alto Networksâ„¢, the leader in next-generation firewalls, announced the appointment of Virtual NetComm as its Distributor in India.

Palo Alto Networks‘ next-generation firewalls, clearly the industry‘s most powerful firewall products, best address the complexity of managing and controlling network security threats. With fine-grained application visibility and control, Palo Alto Networks‘ firewalls enable businesses to embrace new enterprise and consumer applications, while managing the associated risks. Businesses and channel partners in Asia have recognized the infrastructure consolidation power of Palo Alto Networks‘ award-winning firewalls, and the ability to manage risks not addressed by traditional firewalls or the numerous point product security solutions.

“I am pleased to appoint VNPL as our distributor for the India region and will leverage their strong channel / customer coverage in the local market”, said PK Lim, Vice President -Sales, Asia Regions. Palo Alto Networksâ„¢.

“Palo Alto Networks is clearly differentiated in the industry to best secure enterprise networks. The company has a compelling solution for helping customers enable business, yet secure their enterprise networks with visibility and control of applications and threats. I‘m excited to play a part in bringing this ´game-changing‘ innovation to the local partners and customers in this growth region together with VNPL.”

“We are excited to partner with Palo Alto Networks as it dovetails with our commitment of providing the best in-class- IT Security products to the Indian market”, said Rajendra Shah, Director & Group CEO of VNPL. “Legacy firewalls are no longer an effective security solution to manage the risks and rewards of today‘s Internet applications in the Enterprise. With Palo Alto Next Generation Firewalls, Enterprises can for the first time have complete visibility and control of applications and content, while significantly reducing total cost of ownership. We are proud to be part of this new revolution in Firewall market.”