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.

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