Author: Keith Pierce and Nabih Numair, VETS Net ENG Co-Leads As we observe Veterans Day in the United States, we are proud to announce that we have been recognized again as a Military-Friendly and Military Spouse Friendly Employer. This recognition…
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At Palo Alto Networks, our values of disruption, execution, collaboration, integrity, and inclusion guide everything we do to protect our digital way of life. Those values are deeply held principles of the women and men who have proudly represented our Armed Services. Our shared vision of a world where each day is safer and more secure than the one before – is fundamental to who we are. So, it is by design that hiring veterans is critical to Palo Alto Networks success.
Veterans' leadership, adaptability, problem-solving, teamwork, and commitment help drive our customers to a safer digital future. Our veterans have found a new mission in cybersecurity, shifting from battlefields to the latest, most demanding threat of our age.
Our philosophy starts with our board members and executives and continues into our recruiting teams, with every individual committed to hiring and developing veterans across every business function.
As a proud Military Friendly® Employer and founded by military veterans, we've formed our Veterans Program to help veterans and transitioning service members foster new skills and enjoy successful careers in cybersecurity.
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Meet a few veteran, reserve and guard employees!
Tiffany H., Former Intelligence Specialist, Second Class Petty Officer with the U.S. Navy
Director, Network Security & 5G Go-To-Market Programs
“I was drawn to the opportunity to drive growth in strategic markets and bring exciting new technologies to customers. The desire to pursue this opportunity only increased throughout the interview process when I learned, through employees’ eyes, how Palo Alto Networks created an environment that enables employee empowerment to make an impact in the business & personal areas of passion.”
Mandy Coakley, U.S. Coast Guard Veteran
Solutions Architect, Strategic Accounts
“When I left the military to pursue a brand new career in cybersecurity, I did not know I was able to not only learn technical concepts, but I could thrive if I kept learning and stayed curious. I now believe I can achieve anything I want if I am willing to learn and do the work that is necessary. This makes me a better asset to my customers and drives results as a Solutions Architect.”
Lorence Ayag, United States Marine Corps, Infantry, 1st Battalion 7th Marines, Instructor, the Officer Candidate School
Business Development Representative - Academy, Sales
“I was drawn to Palo Alto Networks because of its mission to protect our digital way of life. Similarly to my experiences on the battlefield, I believe we are making a difference. I've had the opportunity to be mentored by outstanding leadership while being challenged to be my very best. The culture, people and technology are unmatched. I am proud to be a Marine Corps veteran at Palo Alto Networks!”
Daniel Santos, U.S. Army Combat Veteran (173rd Airborne Brigade)
Sr. Network Security Customer Success Manager, Tampa, FL
“There are several Army values, including loyalty, selflessness, honor, integrity, and courage. PANW's values of disruption, execution, collaboration, integrity, and inclusion resonate with me! Through the use of these values, I can excel as an employee and person, in the same way, I did in the military. ”
Angela H., PMP: Imagery/Geospatial Intelligence Analyst, Petty Officer First Class, U.S. Navy Veteran
Strategic PM of U.S. Fed Gov Public Sector GTM
“I am proud to be a Latina and a veteran in cybersecurity. In the Navy, I led an exciting counterterrorism and national security career which allowed me to transition to cybersecurity. Today, I have translated my military experience to serve the Palo Alto Networks federal customer base on the Public Sector team and continue to educate the LatinX community on the benefits of a military career.”
Military Friendly Employer
Veterans' leadership, adaptability, teamwork, and commitment help drive our customers to a safer digital future. Our Veterans have found a new mission in cybersecurity, shifting from battlefields to the latest, most demanding threat of our age.
DoD SkillBridge Program
DoD SkillBridge program allows retiring and transitioning service members to participate in industry training programs while transitioning out of their military careers.
From Our CEO, Nikesh Arora
As the son of a late Indian Air Force officer, I have a deep and personal regard for those who serve in the military. When I think about the increasingly complex cybersecurity challenges that governments and industries face, I know that Veterans-many of whom bring specialized training and expertise into their civilian careers-will be a critical resource for Palo Alto Networks. We remain committed to engaging, supporting, training, and hiring veterans across the world.
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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…