Cybersecurity vendor Palo Alto Networks has honoured its top-performing Australian partners for 2024 at its NextWave Partner Gala Dinner Awards in Sydney.

The awards recognise the outstanding achievements and contributions of Palo Alto Networks’ partners towards securing the digital future of customers against cyber threats, the company said.

The awards night was preceded by Ignite on Tour Sydney 2024, Palo Alto Networks’ global roadshow. 

Janet Docherty, director for channel sales and alliances ANZ at Palo Alto Networks, said “our partners are integral to our success and I’m proud to have celebrated their achievements…”

“Australia remains one of the most targeted countries globally by cybercriminals but thanks to the effort from our partners, we are able to reach more organisations and help them safeguard their businesses.”

“This year’s winners showcase the exceptional range of partner excellence across the region. Our partners – including systems integrators, distributors, telcos, managed service providers, and cloud providers – all share a common dedication to protecting our customers from cyber threats.”

“The success of our partners underscores the strength and importance of our collaboration. I extend my heartfelt thanks to all our partners for their outstanding contributions and for helping achieve these remarkable achievements.”

Award winners included:

  • NextWave Partner of the Year 2024 – Data #3 
  • NextWave Service Provider Partner of the Year 2024 – Telstra 
  • NextWave MSSP Innovator Partner of the Year 2024 – Superloop 
  • NextWave Cortex Partner of the Year 2024 – NTT Data 
  • NextWave Prisma Cloud Partner of the Year 2024 – Bastion 
  • NextWave Network Security Partner of the Year 2024 – Cube Networks 
  • NextWave Rising Star Partner of the Year 2024 – Secure Agility 
  • NextWave Sales Professional of the Year 2024 – Shelby Friedman at Datacom
  • NextWave Technical Professional of the Year 2024 – Andrew Colliver at Secureware
  • NextWave Marketplace of the Year 2024 – AWS
  • NextWave Distributor of the Year 2024 – Arrow ECS