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Palo Alto Networks’ Rick Howard: Agencies Should Include Legacy System Security in Cyber Strategy

Rick Howard, chief security officer at Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW), said agencies can avoid complexity by leveraging the same security platform that they already have deployed to protect their perimeter, their mobile devices, and their data centers in the cloud-based services they are moving to. He refers to these environments as …

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Richard Ledgett, Christopher Painter, Michael Brown Named Palo Alto Networks Advisers

Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW) has added Richard Ledgett, former deputy director at the National Security Agency, and Christopher Painter, former top cybersecurity official at the State Department, to its public sector advisory council to help shape the company’s cyber strategy and offer advice on security and technological needs of …

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Palo Alto Networks’ Rick Howard: Agencies Should Consider DevOps’ Role in Adaptive Cyber Strategies

Rick Howard, chief security officer at Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW), has said agencies that aim to develop and implement strategies to safeguard information technology systems from cyber threats should adopt DevOps. Howard wrote that DevOps’ link to automation and cloud technology has implications for agencies’ adaptive cybersecurity strategies and …

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Govplace Hires Tech Industry Vet Steve Hoffman as Sales VP

Steve Hoffman, former area vice president at Micro Focus‘ government solutions business, has joined information technology provider Govplace as vice president of sales. Reston, Virginia-based Govplace said Wednesday Hoffman will lead the company’s go-to-market sales strategy and serve on the executive team. He will report directly to CEO Adam Robinson. In his …

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Palo Alto Networks’ Rick Howard: ‘Automatic Orchestration’ Can Aid Agencies’ Cyber Defense Efforts

Rick Howard, chief security officer at Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW), has said government agencies with several cybersecurity tools should adopt the “automatic orchestration” approach that works to consolidate and manage all those tools through a common platform. Howard wrote that such a platform works to help agencies gain visibility …

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Microsoft to Use Palo Alto Networks Firewall on Azure Gov’t Cloud

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 11, 2017 — Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) has added Palo Alto Networks‘ (NYSE: PANW) VM-Series virtualized firewall as a tool on the Azure Government Cloud, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The inclusion of the firewall on the cloud platform serves to help public sector customers protect their applications and data with functions that …

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AT&T, IBM, Symantec, Nokia, Palo Alto, Trustonic Form IoT Cybersecurity Alliance

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Feb. 10, 2017 — Six technology companies have formed an alliance that aims to promote awareness, drive collaboration and advance technology development on internet of things security, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. AT&T (NYSE: T) said Wednesday it is part of the IoT Cybersecurity Alliance that also includes IBM (NYSE: IBM), …

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Carahsoft to Market Palo Alto Networks IT Security Tool to the Public Sector

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 18, 2016 — Carahsoft has agreed to be a federal government market distributor of Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW) and offer the latter’s information technology security platform to the public sector,  ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Palo Alto Networks’ Next Generation Security Platform is designed to leverage on cloud, network …

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Mark Anderson Promoted to Palo Alto Networks President, Dave Peranich Named Worldwide Sales EVP

Mark Anderson, formerly executive vice president of worldwide field operations at Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW), has been promoted to president at the Santa Clara, California-based firewall provider. Palo Alto Networks said Monday he will report directly to Chairman and CEO Mark McLaughlin and be responsible for helping drive the company’s sales, go-to-market, customer support and business development strategies. …

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AFCEA DC Names 2016-2017 Executive Board, Board Members

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 27, 2016 — The Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association’s Washington chapter has named new members to its executive board for 2016 to 2017 as well as additional members to the board of directors, GovCon Executive reported Friday. AFCEA said July 14 it appointed the following executives: Dean Economou, CenturyLink …

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