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Accudata Systems, Inc., Becomes the Fifth Organization in Texas to Have a Palo Alto Networks CYBERFORCE Hero on its Technical Team

Houston, TX, SEPTEMBER 9, 2019 –Mark Kinnear, cybersecurity solutions architect, has recently earned the highest-ranking pre-sales certification offered by Palo Alto Networks: CYBERFORCE Hero. It is a feat accomplished by only 5 in Texas and 175 worldwide.

CYBERFORCE is Palo Alto Network’s program for recognizing cyber-savvy employees among its partners. CYBERFORCE consists of highly trained, self-sufficient engineers, instrumental in protecting their clients’ digital ways of life by preventing successful cyberattacks. It is an exclusive program that can be joined by invitation only.

Within the first 2 years of its inception, CYBERFORCE recognized over 1,100 partner engineers from 500 unique partner companies – representing 76 countries. Only about 20% of these engineers have achieved an elite status within CYBERFORCE, and fewer than 15% have attained the rank of Hero.

Palo Alto Networks offers CYBERFORCE members numerous advantages, including early access to training, exam vouchers, and invitations to special events and activities. Such benefits will give Mark, and Accudata as a whole, the opportunity to better serve our customers via our cybersecurity offerings.

“Mark’s experience is well respected in our community and by our customers. This status will give Mark extended access to Palo Alto Networks, where he will be collaborating on new products and features with product management teams. Mark will bring this knowledge to the folks who need it most to be sure they leverage all the benefits provided by a Palo Alto Networks subscription. We are excited to provide the level of service Accudata Systems customers expect, with solutions from Palo Alto Networks.” – Charles Johnson, cybersecurity practice manager

About Accudata Systems, Inc.

Accudata Systems is an IT consulting and integration firm with 37 years of experience providing high-impact IT infrastructure services and integrated solutions. As a trusted advisor, we help our clients incorporate innovative networking technologies into their IT environments while preserving performance, availability, and security. With an unwavering commitment to customer service and satisfaction since our founding in 1982, Accudata has grown to become one of the largest and most trusted IT integrators in the country.

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