Datacom’s very own, David Hull has been awarded with Palo Alto Networks’ top status, CYBERFORCE Guardian, under Palo Alto Networks Cyberforce technical recognition programme – the first Guardian in the APAC region and the 36th globally.

CYBERFORCE is comprised of engineers who are committed to protecting customers’ digital way of life. To achieve this top status a combination of winning performance, certifications and technical credentials and customer feedback is assessed and attributed to an engineer as XP points.

“Membership to the programme is earned, you do not register for it. David has always excelled at being the forefront of Datacom’s Palo Alto Networks opportunities by attaining the highest certifications and achieving successful outcomes for our customers,” says Stephen Marlow – Datacom Networks Business Manager.

With only 37 Guardians in total around the world, David has committed a lot of time to customers and to enhancing his own capabilities to master Palo Alto Networks technology to earn this status.

Misti Landtroop, Country Manager for Palo Alto Networks New Zealand sent her congratulations to David Hull regarding this exceptional achievement.

“Datacom is a strategic partner and David Hull is an important extension of our team at Palo Alto Networks in New Zealand. Being recognised as the 36th CYBERFORCE Guardian and the first in the Asia-Pacific and Japan region is impressive. David has certainly earned his place in this elite group of highly trained, self-sufficient engineers who are instrumental in protecting our digital way of life by preventing successful cyberattacks."

David’s work was assessed directly by Palo Alto Networks and customers feedback on each delivery was reviewed. This is a review of the highest level certification and delivery by a technical individual.

As a Guardian, David enables Datacom to get ahead with early access to training, key event access, and certification exam vouchers allowing the team to stay one step ahead of the competition and deliver continued value to customers.