Cloud Harmonics Awarded Palo Alto Networks 2015 Americas Excellence in Training Partner

San Jose, California, Sept 12, 2015 - Cloud Harmonics, the fastest growing Next-Generation Distributor of emerging and cybersecurity technologies, announced today that it was named the Palo Alto Networks 2015 Americas Excellence in Training Partner during the recent Palo Alto Networks Sales Kickoff in Las Vegas. Cloud Harmonics' high quality technical training builds cybersecurity expertise on next-generation technologies that are required to address today's modern threats.

Last year, Cloud Harmonics trained more than 3000 students (600 focused on Palo Alto Networks) to help close the cybersecurity skills gap, which according to a recent survey by ISACA and RSA has left organizations unable to fill open positions and effectively handle complex threats.

Cloud Harmonics is the fastest growing next-generation distributor, servicing more than 300 partners in North America with security and next-gen infrastructure products and services from industry leaders, such as Palo Alto Networks, Aruba Networks, Infoblox, Arista and more. Cloud Harmonics' unique methodology, which is designed to Educate, Engage and Enable partners throughout the sales cycle, has fueled its quick ascension and accelerated the adoption of next-gen solutions.

Core to that success is the training Cloud Harmonics delivers via their proprietary, purpose-built, virtual instructor-led training platform, Orchestra. This platform is architected to provide the best training experience in the industry; it can scale to meet high demand, training over 3000 cybersecurity systems engineers annually, without sacrificing quality, as evidenced by Cloud Harmonics' 97% overall student satisfaction rating.

With its next-generation security platform, Palo Alto Networks is leading a new era in cybersecurity. Authorized Training Centers (ATCs) like Cloud Harmonics provide public, open-enrollment classes on Palo Alto Networks courseware. Trainers undergo a rigorous Palo Alto Networks administered certification prior to teaching classes.

'Cloud Harmonics is one of the few ATCs teaching all five authorized Palo Alto Networks courses,' said Brett Eldridge, SVP, Global Customer Services, Palo Alto Networks. 'With their outstanding delivery and high customer satisfaction ratings, we are pleased to present them with this award.'

'The students that come out of our training programs represent an extensive base of cybersecurity specialists, with hands-on knowledge of the next-gen solutions, who will be needed to protect our digital economy,' said Doug Chalmers, COO of Cloud Harmonics. 'This award validates our focus on education as part of our overall strategy. We plan to double down, by adding solutions training with Palo Alto Networks and the broader ecosystem of partners, such as Arista, Aruba and Hewlett-Packard.'

About Cloud Harmonics
Cloud Harmonics Inc. fuels the channel with its innovative Educate, Engage and Enable model. Working with leading technology providers, such as Palo Alto Networks, Aruba Networks, Arista Networks and others, Cloud Harmonics provides the awareness, technical proficiency and services support its more than 300 reseller partners need to create opportunities, close deals and secure repeat business. Cloud Harmonics trains more than 3000 engineers annually. Through its large distribution channel, the company provides resellers access to an arsenal of business applications that streamline sales, reduce costs, and accelerate the adoption of next-generation solutions. To learn more about the world-class training, disruptive engagement methodology and differentiated services and applications that has made Cloud Harmonics the distributor of choice for resellers and technology companies everywhere, please visit www.cloudharmonics.com.