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APC was the first company to obtain CPSP certification in the Japan region from Palo Alto Networks

APC was the first company to obtain “CPSP” certification as a certified reseller in the Japan region from Palo Alto Networks on December 15, 2016

◆ What is “CPSP” certified by Palo Alto Networks in the US?
CPSP is qualification for certified partners issued by Palo Alto Networks in the US to show that a partner has extensive knowledge and experience of introducing Palo Alto Networks’ next generation firewalls and Panorama, and a structure that can offer users continuous technical support.

◆About the offered service
Based on APC’s strengths and achievements cultivated in construction, operation and system development of infrastructure including the cloud, by directly linking up with Palo Alto Networks we can provide secure, more reliable services that can withstand rapidly increasing cyber security threats.
In addition, we will strongly promote cloud support for Palo Alto Network’s FW products which have high needs from telecommunications carriers and enterprises, through cooperation with Mirantis Japan, the JV between APC and Mirantis from the US, the OpenStack No1 vendor.

Offered services introduction page:http://www.ap-com.co.jp/eng/cpsp/

◆Comment from Palo Alto Networks
“We welcome APC’s CPSP certification to become our first Japanese partner
This cooperation with APC, who offer high technical skills will enhance security for Japanese organizations and companies through our next generation security platform.”
Palo Alto Networks, Co. Ltd. Channel Sales Division Head Koji Suzuki

◆ Background to obtaining CPSP certification
As technological innovation supporting the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) rapidly develops, it is becoming necessary for highly reliable systems to play a more important role. However, due to the rapid increase in cyber security damage, confidence in the conventional system is decreasing. In response to such needs for cyber security enhancement, security measures at each company are a major challenge, especially responding to the latest security technologies and developing security human resources.

In light of this situation, as an SIer providing reliable infrastructure, we obtained CPSP certification in order to be able to support the diverse needs of customers dealing with countermeasures for security threats and building secure and robust infrastructure by adding Palo Alto Networks’ security products and technical skills to the knowledge and experience that we have developed up to now.

■ Press Release (Link to Dream News Site)
http://www.dreamnews.jp/press/0000144684/