Net Friends Recognized by Palo Alto Networks as a NextWave MSSP Partner

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Net Friends Provides Triangle Businesses Access to Palo Alto Networks’ Leading Security Product Suite

DURHAM, NC – Net Friends, a North Carolina-based managed IT services provider, announced today that it has been recognized by Palo Alto Networks as a NextWave Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) Partner. Net Friends is introducing NetCore Elements, a monthly subscription service, which provides businesses with the core IT equipment that is essential to an organization's infrastructure, while bundling it with the comprehensive services necessary to successfully deploy, manage, monitor, and maintain the entire suite.

Net Friends has built its managed service offerings around Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls, and now delivers access to Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection and DNS Security firewall subscriptions, Cortex XDR, Prisma Cloud, and more. Additionally, Net Friends' Information Security Office (ISO) now includes IT consultants who are Certified Network Security Engineers (PCNSE) in Palo Alto Networks highest certification program, which requires mastery of their entire network security framework.

“Net Friends first purchased six Palo Alto Networks firewalls to protect our data centers and offices back in 2013, and we have been so thoroughly impressed by how they have stayed miles ahead of every other firewall or endpoint protection vendor in the market by prioritizing investments in security features,” said John Snyder, President and CEO of NetFriends. “The partner support we have experienced with the Palo Alto Networks team is unparalleled, and thanks to their help, we have uncovered so many solutions we can bring to our customers.” 

“As a NextWave MSSP Partner, Net Friends has embraced the full suite of offerings from Palo Alto Networks with enthusiasm,” said Karl Soderlund, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Channel Sales at Palo Alto Networks. “We’re excited to collaborate with their team on delivering our security solutions to customers in the Triangle area.”

About NetFriends

Net Friends provides comprehensive managed IT services, IT security and strategy, and IT staffing to clients in North Carolina and across the US. We are technology partners, delivering fast, flexible, & effective tech expertise and solutions that have fueled our clients’ success for over 20 years. We believe in people, and we love to see our customers and community thrive. Learn more at or follow us on LinkedIn.

About Palo Alto Networks

Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Santa Clara (USA), Palo Alto Networks is a network and enterprise security company. The company’s core products are a platform of advanced firewalls designed to provide network security, visibility and granular control of network activity based on application, user and content identification and cloud-based offerings that extend those firewalls to cover other aspects of security. For more information, visit


John Snyder
President & CEO, Net Friends
(919) 680-3763

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