Bytes Achieve Palo Alto Networks Platinum Innovator Status

Monday 10th October 2022

Bytes Software Services today announced it has become a Palo Alto Networks NextWave Platinum Innovator. Bytes Software Services joins a select group of channel partners who have met the Platinum Innovator performance, capabilities, and business requirements of the Palo Alto Networks NextWave Channel Partner Program.
Over the last few years, Bytes have been committed to developing our Palo Alto Networks business by increasing revenue and gaining multiple pre and post sales technical accreditations. 

Stuart Taylor, Channel Director, Western Europe comments, “I'm delighted that Bytes have chosen to invest in becoming a Palo Alto Networks Platinum partner. This partner status is a recognition of the development of the partnership since 2018, where Bytes have increasingly been able to improve their clients security posture through identifying Palo Alto Networks as the right choice, delivering the objectives that enhance their clients business. At Palo Alto Networks UK&I we very much look forward to continuing our successful collaborative partnership with Bytes, accelerating our mutual success and that of our customers together through this Platinum status”.

Georgia Webb, Channel Business Manager, Western Europe adds, “Bytes has had a phenomenal FY22 with Palo Alto Networks so far achieving 160% growth from FY21 in Total New Business & 120% growth in all business. Palo Alto Networks have reached a new milestone within Bytes, becoming a Top 3 Network Security Vendor for the first time ever. Bytes has made great progress into our speed boats this year, with a joint focus to continue to build in our SASE space. I look forward to seeing the partnership continue to excel in the years to come". 

Luke Kiernan – Head of Cyber Security, Bytes, comments, “We are delighted to have achieved Platinum Partner status with Palo Alto Networks. Bytes have invested a great deal of time and resource to get to this stage, so big thanks to all of the various teams (sales, pre-sales, technical delivery & Palo Alto themselves) who have supported our journey to get to this point. We are not stopping there, the next focus is to become an in-house Palo Alto Authorised Support Centre (ASC) Partner – so watch this space!”

What does the transition to NextWave Platinum Innovator Status mean for Bytes? 

Karl Soderlund, SVP of Worldwide Channel Sales at Palo Alto Networks, reflects on the recognition by stating that "NextWave partners are instrumental in delivering world-class cybersecurity expertise to address the cybersecurity challenges faced by organizations large and small. As a NextWave Platinum Innovator, Bytes Software Services is helping redefine what it means to be secure".

The NextWave Partner Program empowers more than 6,500 partners with Palo Alto Networks comprehensive capabilities to successfully enable digital transformation for our customers. Partners build their security expertise through specialization, integrate cybersecurity offerings into hybrid cloud architectures, optimize their security postures, and secure the network, endpoint, and cloud from cyberattacks. These capabilities improve security outcomes and the customer experience. As such, partners’ achievements in the program are proactively monitored and annually assessed. 

If you want to learn more about Bytes' new Partner status, or are keen to discover how Bytes and Palo Alto Networks can transform your Cyber Security strategy, reach out to your Bytes Account Manager, or book a complimentary consultation with our friendly specialist team via [email protected].


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