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Palo Alto Networks Named 2022 MilitaryⓇ Friendly Employer
As an employee of Palo Alto Networks as well as a retired Major General of the U.S. Army, I am thrilled to share that Palo Alto Networks has been named a 2022 Military Friendly® Employer. This award, announced today on Veterans Day, is given to companies that are committed to creating sustainable economic benefit to the military community, including military employees, spouses, families and even the supply chain. It is truly an honor to be recognized for this prestigious award.
This year, we received a gold ranking in the Military Friendly Employers category and designations in the Military Spouse Friendly Employers, Military Friendly Supplier Diversity Program and Military Friendly Brand categories.
As Kayla Lopez, director of Military Partnerships at Military Friendly®, explained: “Companies earning the Military Friendly Employers® designation create and elevate the standard for military programs across the globe, they have invested in substantive programs to recruit, retain and advance the veterans and service members within their organizations. To them, hiring veterans and servicemembers is more than just the right thing to do, it makes good business sense.”
Every day at Palo Alto Networks, we aspire and work towards our vision of a world where each day is safer and more secure than the one before. Our values of disruption, execution, collaboration, integrity and inclusion match closely with the rooted principles of those who have proudly served, or are serving, our Armed Services. Along with the intangible skills learned in the military, we believe these same qualities lend themselves especially well to a successful career in cybersecurity. Hiring from the military community plays a critical role in Palo Alto Networks’ success.
This recognition builds on our continued efforts to support the military community on a broader scale. With our Second Watch initiative, we provide veterans with no-cost online cybersecurity training and certification opportunities. It is designed to be accessible to all veterans regardless of technical expertise. This initiative includes the opportunity to earn a certification as a Palo Alto Networks Certified Cybersecurity Associate (PCCSA), a Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Administrator (PCNSA) or a Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Engineer (PCNSE).
Whether it’s through our partnership with VetsinTech that has helped over 400 veterans receive certifications, or our FLEXWORK program that leads with employee choice, trust and personalization, we recognize the immense value in embracing different perspectives and creating a work environment that focuses on each of us, uniquely.
I am inspired by the work being done at Palo Alto Networks to support the military community and I look forward to the many more strides to come. To all the Veterans, thank you for your service to the greater good as well as the sacrifices that you and your families have made in the name of that same good cause. Happy Veterans Day!
You can learn more about Military Friendly® Employer Designation and its methodology at militaryfriendly.com. For more information on Palo Alto Networks programs for Veterans, you can visit: https://www.paloaltonetworks.com/about-us/veterans.
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