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Palo Alto, Citrix Team Up to Battle F5 Networks

In an apparent bid to stall the growing influence of F5 Networks, Citrix Systems and Palo Alto Networks forged a strategic alliance to jointly develop products and channel strategies.

The vendors will also share reference architectures for integrating their application delivery and network security capabilities into solutions.

"I think the important thing here is that Citrix offers a holistic view of application delivery networking and we have a holistic view of network security," Chris King, Palo Alto Networks director of product marketing, told CRN. "It doesn't matter what type of application infrastructure, on-premise, virtual, what device the end user might be using. It can be delivered by Citrix and secured by Palo Alto Networks."



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