Exclusive Networks Unveils Managed SOC as a Service for Palo Alto Networks Deployments

Empowering EMEA Partners to Capture the Booming MSSP Market

Boulogne-Billancourt, France — 20 March 2024 – Today, Exclusive Networks, in partnership with Palo Alto Networks, announced the launch of Managed SOC as a Service, a revolutionary solution designed to empower Palo Alto Networks partners in EMEA to capitalise on the rapidly growing Managed Security Service (MSSP) market.

Soaring Demand, Limited Resources:

73% of IT leaders plan to increase spending on Managed Security Services this year, according to the Forrester Planning Guide 2024: Security And Risk, creating a lucrative opportunity for partners. However, building a mature Security Operations Centre (SOC) from scratch with experienced personnel can take up to four years, requiring significant financial investment and internal resources. Many partners lack the capacity, infrastructure, or expertise to operate a 24/7 SOC, or even expand their capabilities as their customer base scales. Meanwhile, partnering with peers often risks brand dilution.

Instant MSSP, Zero Risk:

Managed SOC as a Service eliminates these barriers, offering a zero-risk, zero-investment path to becoming an MSSP and generating recurring revenue. This innovative solution is the first of its kind in EMEA under the Palo Alto Networks Partner-to-Partner (P2P) MSSP initiative and is specifically designed for Palo Alto Networks NextWave Solution Providers and Managed Security Service Providers seeking to expand their business and solidify customer relationships.

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Leveraging a global, 24×7 SOC staffed by highly experienced and vetted analysts, Exclusive Networks Managed SOC as a Service allows partners to maximise customer ROI from Palo Alto Networks deployments across the company’s platforms incorporating Strata® Cloud Manager, Cortex®, and Prisma® Access, at a predictable cost. Partners are freed from the burdens of infrastructure, resource management, capacity needs, and skill development, enabling them to focus on core business growth.

Unparalleled Security:

Featuring an advanced all-in-one managed services platform, the solution embodies Zero Trust principles, leading with “never trust, always verify.” It combines 24/7 expert monitoring with cutting-edge automation and orchestration, delivering comprehensive protection against cyberattacks. The SOC team acts as an extension of the customer’s IT department, and of the partner’s services organisation, responding swiftly to security incidents and ensuring continuous vigilance.

Clear Deliverables, Proven Results:

Partners benefit from transparent service descriptions, defined SLAs with guaranteed response times, real-time dashboards, and comprehensive monthly reporting, empowering them to demonstrate value to customers. Managed SOC as a Service also helps customers achieve regulatory compliance (GDPR, PCI-DSS, NIST) with ongoing attention to security improvements.

Key Advantages:

  • Centrally managed, end-to-end SOC services for Palo Alto Networks deployments.
  • Palo Alto Networks-certified SOC analysts and expertise.
  • Integrated, AI-powered automation platform.
  • Common security guidelines and compliance across all partner environments.
  • Proactive management and changes with agreed timescales.
  • Continuous security event assessment, focused on prevention and supporting business objectives.

Business Impact:

  • Immediate access to the lucrative MSSP market.
  • Eliminates resource and financial burdens.
  • Provides actionable insights and drives clear business outcomes.
  • Reduces customer resolution times and workload.
  • Alleviates talent, staffing and capacity concerns for customers.
  • Enables long-term cost savings.


Paul Eccleston, SVP of EMEA at Exclusive Networks, said:

I’m thrilled to announce the launch of Managed SOC as a Service for our Palo Alto Networks partners. This innovative solution addresses a critical need within the cybersecurity landscape, enabling partners to capitalise on the booming MSSP market without the traditional barriers of time, investment, and expertise.

We’re committed to helping Palo Alto Networks and our partners succeed in the ever-evolving cybersecurity landscape. Managed SOC as a Service is a testament to that commitment, providing a clear path to growth and a competitive edge.

Lang Tibbils, Senior Director Worldwide Partner Programs, said:

We’re excited to kick off the P2P MSSP Initiative in EMEA with Exclusive Networks as the first authorised Distributor to join our Distributor-to-Partner (D2P) track. Managed SOC as a Service enables NextWave Solution Providers to access managed service offerings across our entire product portfolio. It empowers them to instantly become MSSPs and start generating additional recurring revenue. This not only offers lucrative growth opportunities but also allows our partners to solidify customer relationships by delivering comprehensive security solutions.

Join the MSSP Revolution:

By partnering with Exclusive Networks and Palo Alto Networks, partners can tap into the booming MSSP market with confidence. Managed SOC as a Service offers a proven path to growth, empowering partners to deliver unparalleled security solutions and unlock their full potential.

Palo Alto Networks Deal Registration is available now to NextWave Solution Provider partners for their P2P MSSP opportunities.

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About Exclusive Networks:

Exclusive Networks (EXN) is a global cybersecurity specialist that provides partners and end-customers with a wide range of services and product portfolios via proven routes to market. With offices in over 45 countries and the ability to serve customers in over 170 countries, we combine a local perspective with the scale and delivery of a single global organisation.

Our best-in-class vendor portfolio is carefully curated with all leading industry players. Our services range from managed security to specialist technical accreditation and training and capitalise on rapidly evolving technologies and changing business models. For more information visit www.exclusive-networks.com