Santa Clara, Calif., Sept. 10, 2014 – Palo Alto Networks®, the leader in enterprise security, today announced that it has received a U.S. Gold “Rising Star” award presented by the Global Technology Distribution Council (GTDC).
The GTDC Rising Star awards recognize tech companies for exceptional regional sales growth over the past year through their distribution partners. GTDC members are the world’s most successful technology distributors, driving more than $130 billion in product sales across the globe.
Palo Alto Networks was among only 12 overall U.S. winners chosen from hundreds of manufacturers and publishers who rely on distributors to meet the product and service requirements of technology solution providers nationwide. The GTDC’s 9th U.S. Rising Star awards were presented Sept. 9 in San Jose, Calif., at the annual dinner event kicking off the organization’s two-day Vendor Summit conference at the Fairmont Hotel.
The GTDC’s U.S. Gold, Silver and Bronze Rising Star winners were selected based on year-over-year sales growth rates within the NPD Group’s Distributor Track®. Available by subscription, the Distributor Track aggregates actual distributor sell-through data to facilitate insight into tech channel sales and pricing trends.
“The success of our channel-centric model depends on world-class distributors helping us to enable our reseller partners. We are proud to be recognized by the GTDC as a Rising Star.” – Tom Kelley, Senior Director, Channel Distribution, Palo Alto Networks
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Rising Star Awards Methodology
Sales results for U.S. Rising Star award winners are based on regional sales growth over the past year, as reported by industry research organization The NPD Group using its Distributor Track® service. To be eligible for a Rising Star award, companies are required to have sold corresponding products through technology distributors for a minimum of one year.
About The NPD Group, Inc.
The NPD Group is the leading provider of reliable and comprehensive consumer and retail information for a wide range of industries. Today, more than 2,000 manufacturers, retailers, and service companies rely on NPD to help them drive critical business decisions at the global, national, and local market levels. NPD helps our clients to identify new business opportunities and guide product development, marketing, sales, merchandising, and other functions. Information is available for the following industry sectors: automotive, beauty, entertainment, fashion, food, home and office, sports, technology, toys, video games, and wireless. For more information, contact us or visit npd.com and http://www.npdgroupblog.com. Follow us on Twitter: @npdtech and @npdgroup.
About The Global Technology Distribution Council
The Global Technology Distribution Council is the industry consortium representing the world's leading tech distributors. GTDC members drive more than $130 billion in annual worldwide sales of products, services and solutions through diverse business channels. GTDC conferences support the development and expansion of strategic supply-chain partnerships that continually address the fast-changing marketplace needs of vendors, end customers and distributors. GTDC members include AB S.A (WSE: ABPL), ABC Data, ALSO (SIX: ALSN), Arrow Electronics (NYSE: ARW), Avnet (NYSE: AVT), Computer Gross Italia, D&H Distributing, Esprinet (PRT.MI), Exertis, Ingram Micro (NYSE: IM), Intcomex, Logicom (CSE:LOG), MB Technologies (JSE:MBT), Officer Distribuidora, Redington (BSE: REDI), SiS Technologies (HKSE: 0529), ScanSource (NASDAQ:SCSC), SYNNEX (NYSE: SNX), Tech Data (NASDAQ: TECD), Westcoast LTD and Westcon Group.
About Palo Alto Networks
Palo Alto Networks is leading a new era in cybersecurity by protecting thousands of enterprise, government, and service provider networks from cyber threats. Unlike fragmented legacy products, our security platform safely enables business operations and delivers protection based on what matters most in today's dynamic computing environments: applications, users, and content. Find out more at www.paloaltonetworks.com.
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