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Palo Alto Networks and Grupo Dice Sign Distribution Agreement to Bring Next-Generation Network Security to Mexico

    Palo Alto Networks and Grupo Dice Sign Distribution Agreement to Bring
                  Next-Generation Network Security to Mexico

PR Newswire

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 20, 2013

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Palo Alto Networks™ (NYSE:
PANW), the network security company, today announced a new distribution
agreement with Grupo Dice, a leading distributor of IT infrastructure
equipment and services in Mexico. The agreement is further proof of Palo Alto
Networks' commitment to bringing innovative, new products and services to
customers around the globe.

As part of the agreement, Grupo Dice will offer the full Palo Alto Networks
Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) portfolio to its customers and value-added
resellers. With 25 years of experience and 12 branch offices in Mexico, Grupo
Dice has the expertise and infrastructure necessary to bring the value of Palo
Alto Networks' next generation of network security to customers throughout the
region. Palo Alto Networks has pioneered the next generation of network
security with its innovative platform that allows enterprises to secure their
networks and safely enable the increasingly complex and rapidly growing number
of applications running on their networks. At the core of this platform is the
company's Next-Generation Firewall, which delivers application, user, and
content within the firewall through its proprietary hardware and software
architecture.

"Grupo Dice's success in the Mexican IT market relies in part upon our ability
to offer our customers state-of-the-art products and services. This is
particularly important for network security solutions, as the security threats
our customers must contend with are becoming increasingly sophisticated. We
believe that Palo Alto Networks' innovative approach to helping enterprises
safely enable the use of new applications and devices on their networks will
provide tangible benefits to both productivity and network security," said
Guillermo Nava, security solutions manager for Grupo Dice. "Palo Alto
Networks' NGFW solutions are a welcome addition to our product portfolio."

The Palo Alto Networks NGFW platform offers the ability to identify, control,
and safely enable applications while inspecting all content for all threats in
real time. The Palo Alto Networks NGFW product portfolio offers organizations
the ability to address a broad range of network security requirements, ranging
from the data center to the network perimeter, as well as the distributed
enterprise, which includes branch offices and a growing number of mobile
devices. To find out more about the company's product portfolio, please visit
http://www.paloaltonetworks.com/products/overview/.

"Network security is a major priority for all of our customers around the
world. To ensure that the right support resources are available locally, Palo
Alto Networks is forging relationships with the regional partners that can
offer the expertise, support and commitment our customers need," said Adam
McCord, director of Sales for Latin America and the Caribbean, for Palo Alto
Networks. "As the leading network infrastructure equipment distributor in
Mexico, Grupo Dice is the ideal partner to help us bring our innovative
network security products to the Mexican IT market."

About Grupo Dice

Established in 1988 and based in Mexico City, Grupo Dice is a leader in the
distribution of telecommunications network equipment of the highest standard.
With 25 years of experience in the market, Grupo Dice provides a deep
knowledge of the sector and its business development offers integrators a
strong sales growth and human capital.Grupo Dice has a wide infrastructure
that consists of 12 offices in the interior of Mexico, each with its own
warehouse and one in Central America in the city of San Jose, Costa Rica.
Grupo Dice has 32 leading brands in the field of networking, security,
datacenter, and infrastructure cable. We are an experienced, committed
organization that shares a collaborative spirit and offers diagnostics and
personal attention. Today we have new offices in Leon, Queretaro with the
Distributor Central DICE Warehouse, & Puebla in May 2013.

About Palo Alto Networks

Palo Alto Networks is the network security company. Its innovative platform
enables enterprises, service providers, and government entities to secure
their networks and safely enable the increasingly complex and rapidly growing
number of applications running on their networks. The core of Palo Alto
Networks platform is its next-generation firewall, which delivers application,
user, and content visibility and control integrated within the firewall
through its proprietary hardware and software architecture. Palo Alto Networks
products and services can address a broad range of network security
requirements, from the data center to the network perimeter, as well as the
distributed enterprise, which includes branch offices and a growing number of
mobile devices. Palo Alto Networks products areused by more than 11,000
customers in over 100 countries. For more information,
visitwww.paloaltonetworks.com.

Palo Alto Networks, "The Network Security Company," the Palo Alto Networks
Logo, App-ID, GlobalProtect, and WildFire are trademarks of Palo Alto
Networks, Inc. in the United States and in jurisdictions throughout the world.
All other trademarks, trade names or service marks used or mentioned herein
belong to their respective owners.

SOURCE Palo Alto Networks

Website: http://www.paloaltonetworks.com
Contact: Mike Haro, Director of Corporate Communications, Palo Alto Networks,
+1-408-438-8628, mharo@paloaltonetworks.com, Enrique Reyna H., Manager,
Marketing & IT, Grupo Dice, (+52) 558-000-6403 Ext. 1002,
ereyna@grupo-dice.com
 
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