2017 Press Releases

October 05, 2017

2nd Watch Introduces Cloud Security Service with Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform

2nd Watch announced the launch of the 2nd Watch Enterprise Cloud Security Service that will run on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and combine 100 percent prescriptive AWS architectural guidance from 2nd Watch with the Palo Alto Networks® VM-Series Next-Generation Firewall. The combination delivers a proven enterprise cloud security offering that is designed to protect customer organizations from cyberattacks in hybrid or cloud architectures.

2nd Watch also announced that it is the first public cloud-native managed security provider to join the Palo Alto Networks NextWave Channel Partner Program.

In the Gartner March 2017 Magic Quadrant, 2nd Watch was named a leader for Public Cloud Infrastructure Managed Service Providers, globally. The firm is an AWS Premier Consulting Partner in the AWS Partner Network (APN), an AWS Managed Service Partner and has been an AWS Big Data Competency Partner, AWS DevOps Competency Partner, and AWS Financial Services Competency Partner.

In 2015, 2nd Watch became one of the first cloud-native managed service provider to earn SOC2 compliance. Since 2010, 2nd Watch has helped some of the world’s biggest brands migrate to and use AWS, including Condé Nast, Covanta, Lenovo, Motorola and Yamaha.

“Our expertise is in guiding large businesses in the design, deployment and management of workloads on the cloud,” says Chris Resch, Executive Vice President, Cloud Solution Sales, at 2nd Watch. “We’ve worked with some of the largest companies in the world and our people are experts in handling the security and compliance issues that are critical to these organizations. In collaboration with Palo Alto Networks, we can help more customers realize the business and technical benefits of securely moving to AWS.”  

“We are excited to have a company of 2nd Watch’s reputation and expertise in cloud services join our NextWave program and build new services that include our VM-Series firewall. This can help enterprise organizations simplify and accelerate their migration of enterprise-class applications to the cloud, while enabling advanced security to protect against successful cyberattacks,” says Dean Darwin, Senior Vice President of Sales and Channel Strategy at Palo Alto Networks.

“2nd Watch continues to be a valued member of the AWS Partner Network, helping customers navigate the cloud,” said Terry Wise, Global Vice President of Channels and Alliances, Amazon Web Services, Inc. “Our customers are looking for powerful solutions to help them manage sensitive data in complex environments and we look forward to making 2nd Watch Enterprise Cloud Security Service available on AWS.”

Meanwhile, The Palo Alto Networks VM-Series Firewall is a virtualized form factor of the Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewall, which is a cornerstone of the Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform. In cloud environments, the VM-Series protects cloud deployments using application enablement policies while simultaneously preventing known and unknown threats.