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Shaping the Future of Cybersecurity in Australia

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AUTHOR: Steve Manley, Regional Vice President, Australia & New Zealand

As we begin a new financial year, I find myself reflecting on the incredible journey we've undertaken at Palo Alto Networks in Australia. As the RVP of Sales (ANZ), I am privileged to lead such a talented and passionate team. Our customer-facing teams have been the beating heart of our success, and their unwavering dedication fills me with genuine humility and pride. I am excited about the prospects of welcoming more skilled individuals to our ranks this year. We are hiring not only exceptional sales talent but also individuals who share our vision of securing cloud workloads, networks and hybrid workforces for our valued customers. Together, we'll forge a path towards a safer digital landscape.

Reflecting on Our Mission and Values

What drew me to Palo Alto Networks initially was our mission to be the cybersecurity partner of choice, protecting our digital way of life. This mission along with our shared corporate values  shape every decision we make. Innovation, integrity, collaboration, inclusion and execution are the values ingrained in our workplace DNA, and as a leader I strive to nurture these values within our team.

The Thriving Sales Environment

Working with the Sales team at Palo Alto Networks has been immensely fulfilling. We are not just sales professionals; we are trusted advisors to our customers, guiding them through their cybersecurity journey. Witnessing the impact of our solutions in protecting over 80,000 organisations against cyber threats fills me with immense pride. What truly excites me is the opportunity to collaborate with our customers, understand their challenges, and provide tailored solutions that address their unique needs. This human touch sets us apart and makes our work genuinely meaningful.

My personal journey with Palo Alto Networks has been transformative. I have had the privilege of working alongside passionate and driven individuals from diverse backgrounds, and each one has enriched my perspective and leadership skills. One of the most rewarding aspects is witnessing the personal and professional growth of our team members. Supporting them on their career paths, seeing them achieve their goals, and contributing to their success brings me immense joy.

Our collaboration with organisations like INTERPOL stands as a testament to the impact we can have. Together, we've disrupted malicious cyber activities, making the digital world safer. It's more than just a partnership; it's a commitment to a safer future for everyone.

Beyond our business goals, we are committed to giving back to the community and nurturing the next generation of cybersecurity professionals. Our Cybersecurity Academy and CyberFit Nation programs equip students with the skills and knowledge they need for successful careers. We've even reached out to young minds through our Cyber Safe Kids program, spreading awareness about online safety.

Our partnerships with Australian organisations, both big and small, showcase our dedication to empowering the Australian ecosystem. Together, we are solving cybersecurity challenges and strengthening our nation's defences.

Looking to the future, our focus remains on securing our nation's digital frontier and exceeding our customers' expectations. To those who share our passion for cybersecurity and seek a purpose-driven company, I encourage you to explore our current openings on our careers page. For the best chance to get noticed by our recruiters, showcase your unique strengths, highlight your experiences, and demonstrate how your values align with ours. Together, we'll shape the future of cybersecurity, making our digital world safer for all.

Looking forward to meeting you soon!


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