CLOUD HARMONICS AWARDED PALO ALTO NETWORKS NEXTWAVE 2016 AMERICAS TRAINING PARTNER OF THE YEAR

SAN JOSE, Calif. - September 14, 2016 - Cloud Harmonics, the fastest growing full-service, next-generation distributor of cybersecurity and cloud technologies, announced today it was named the Palo Alto Networks® NextWave 2016 Americas Training Partner of the Year, during the recent Palo Alto Networks sales kickoff event, in Nashville, Tennessee.

This marks the third time Cloud Harmonics has received the accolade for its high quality technical training, which helps channel partners and end-user customers build their cybersecurity expertise.

"At Palo Alto Networks, we place great value on partners willing to work with us to accelerate growth, boost profitability, strengthen partner differentiation, and maximize customer satisfaction," said Todd Palmer, vice president, Americas Channel Sales, Palo Alto Networks. "Training is an important component of differentiation and customer satisfaction, and Cloud Harmonics exemplifies what we look for in our training partners.  We're proud to recognize their achievement by naming them our NextWave 2016 Americas Training Partner of the Year."

Palo Alto Networks is leading a new era in cybersecurity with its Next-Generation Security Platform that safely enables applications and prevents successful cyberattacks for tens of thousands of organizations around the world. Cloud Harmonics accelerates adoption of the Palo Alto Networks security platform in the channel by building competencies around the technologies and showing partners how they can be used to solve customer problems and drive profitability.

Palo Alto Networks recognized Cloud Harmonics efforts with its NextWave 2016 Americas Training Partner of the Year award. Over the past three years, Cloud Harmonics has trained more than 10,000 students (4000 this year), via their proprietary, purpose-built, virtual instructor-led training platform, Orchestra.

"The recognition by Palo Alto Networks validates our full-service approach to distribution," said Anand Desai, VP of marketing and emerging technologies, Cloud Harmonics. "By educating, engaging and enabling partners throughout the sales cycle, we are able to help them evolve their businesses and deliver the Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform and other key technologies from ecosystem partners that empower customers to combat the modern threats they are facing."

About Cloud Harmonics
Cloud Harmonics Inc., the fastest growing full-service, Next-Generation Distributor of cybersecurity and cloud technologies, is fueling the channel with its innovative Educate, Engage and Enable business model.  Working with leading technology providers, such as Aruba Networks, Arista Networks, HPE, Palo Alto Networks and others, Cloud Harmonics provides the awareness, technical proficiency and services support its more than 400 reseller partners need to create opportunities, close deals and secure repeat business.  Cloud Harmonics trains more than 4000 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, please visit www.cloudharmonics.com.