TORONTO, Jan. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - TELUS today announced it was named Canadian Partner of the Year by Palo Alto Networks, the network security company.
"Palo Alto Networks is at its core, a channel-driven company, and we are privileged to be partners with some of the most well-established and highest-performing partners in the technology industry today," said René Bonvanie, Chief Marketing Officer of Palo Alto Networks. "It is through the tireless efforts of the sales and technical teams at each of our partners that Palo Alto Networks has achieved such phenomenal growth and success over the past year. We congratulate TELUS and all of our outstanding partners for an incredible year."
TELUS was honoured with the Canadian Partner of the Year Award on November 15 at the Palo Alto Networks Americas Partner Summit 2012 for the highest regional bookings and the most registrations for 2012 as well as continued excellence in providing technical support and other services for its customers.
"This is a great validation of our national strategy to partner with industry-leading technology vendors. By combining Palo Alto Network's technology with our trained and skilled teams, we deliver solutions to our customers to meet their business objectives and get maximum return on their investments," said Yogen Appalraju, vice-president of TELUS Security Solutions. "We are the first Canadian service provider to launch a managed service based on Palo Alto Networks' Next Generation Firewall, and we look forward to jointly taking innovative solutions to our customers."
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading telecommunications company in Canada, thanks to $10.8 billion in annual revenue and 13 million customer connections, including 7.6 million wireless subscribers, 3.5 million wireline network access lines, 1.3 million Internet subscribers and 635,000 TELUS TV customers. Led since 2000 by President and CEO, Darren Entwistle, TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services, including wireless, data, Internet Protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and video.
In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed more than $260 million to numerous charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.2 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Fourteen TELUS Community Boards lead TELUS' local philanthropic initiatives. TELUS was honoured to be named the most outstanding philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to receive this prestigious international recognition.
For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.
About Palo Alto Networks
Palo Alto Networks™ is the network security company. Its innovative platform allows 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 are used by more than 10,000 customers in over 100 countries. For more information, visit www.paloaltonetworks.com.
SOURCE: TELUS Corporation
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