What do you say we quickly revisit this partnership?
Citrix Systems, Inc., the global leader in application delivery + Palo Alto Networks, the global leader in Enterprise Network Firewalls have something truly in common. Both are considered leaders in their respective technology vertical space and together, have partnered to develop a joint solution to deliver enterprise applications securely over next-generation networks. Boo yah! I mean this may possibly be a partnership that has been way long overdue. I can see the competition (names not be mentioned) really start to think twice about their future direction!
Citrix’s networking service delivery product, NetScaler SDX will open up its platform to be app aware allowing integration with Palo Alto Networks and several others technology partners in the coming months. This really outlines the direction Citrix is taking in software defined networking (SDN). The unification between technologies, sales, channels and roadmap will certainly align a strategic go-to-market plan. I expect Citrix networking in the future to better positioned at the data center with this partnership.
This joint partnership will have numerous phases starting with solutions for virtual application and desktop virtualization solutions - Citrix XenApp® and Citrix XenDesktop®, as well as enterprise applications. Citrix and Palo Alto Networks will back these solutions with global support for enterprise customers and channel partners!
Stay tuned for additional details!