Combines Palo Alto Networks’ leading Cortex XDR solution with Net Consulting’s managed services — empowering customers’ security operations.


CARDIFF, September 20th, 2022 — Net Consulting Ltd., a specialised digital consultancy and managed-services provider for the public and private sectors, today announced it has become a Palo Alto Networks Cortex® XMDR Specialization partner. Net Consulting joins a select group of channel partners who have earned this distinction through operational capabilities and fulfillment of business requirements and completion of technical, sales enablement and specialization examinations. The Cortex XMDR Specialization will enable Net Consulting to combine the power of best-in-class Cortex XDR™ detection and response solution with their managed services offerings — helping customers worldwide streamline security operations center (SOC) operations and quickly mitigate cyberthreats.

We are delighted to partner with Palo Alto Networks to help transform MDR capabilities together. As a Cortex XMDR Specialization partner, we’re combining our experience, agility and innovation with the power of best-in-class Cortex XDR, said Paul Thomas, Managing Director at Net Consulting Ltd. “Delivered from Floodlight®, our own UK sovereign SOC, we’re able to relieve the day-to-day burden of security operations for customers in the public and private sectors, using best in class technology and experience.”

“Organizations need effective detection and response across the network, endpoint, and cloud but managing today’s threats effectively is a massive undertaking,” said Tom Barsi VP, Cortex Ecosystems at Palo Alto Networks at Palo Alto Networks. “Net Consulting’s commitment to attain the Cortex XMDR Specialization will give their managed security services customers peace of mind that the services they are choosing will mitigate security gaps and relieve the day-to-day burden of security operations for customers with 24/7 coverage.”

Net Consulting has worked closely with the Ministry of Defence for over 15 years, and this experience has equipped the company with the experience and agility required to work in some of the most complex and challenging environments. Over the years, this experience has been applied to other sectors and Net Consulting now works with a variety of customers, ranging from legal firms, and financial institutions, right through to NHS trusts and universities. For most organisations, especially those of mid-market size, effectively staying abreast of the enormous threat landscape is virtually impossible without investing in their own SOC and team of analysts, which is why companies often outsource this kind of work.

From identification, right through to recovery, Net Consulting provide managed and co-managed cybersecurity and consulting services to customers across both the public and private sectors. Their team of skilled cyber experts, are on hand to help clients drive digital vigilance, be more secure and operate in a safer cyber space.

Understandably, there’s a significant amount of trust required when handing over the reins to any managed service provider, so being one of Palo Alto Networks XMDR Specialization Partners will add to the credibility Net Consulting have already achieved through many years of service and support to their customer base.

To achieve Specialization status, Palo Alto Networks partner organizations must have Cortex XDR-certified SOC analysts/threat hunters on staff and available 24/7. Partners seeking this XMDR Specialization distinction must also complete both technical and sales enablement and specialization examinations. Cortex XMDR Specialization partners combine experienced analysts, mature operational processes and proven customer support with Palo Alto Networks market-leading security products, enabling them to provide customers comprehensive visibility, detection and response across network, endpoint and cloud assets, combined with best-in-class threat prevention and in-depth security expertise.


Media Contact:

Ralph Dickinson – Head of Marketing & Communications
Net Consulting Ltd.

02920 972024


“Net Consulting have been extremely flexible and willing to work within the demanding restraints necessary. They have also been able to successfully adapt the Riverbed and IBM solution to suit our specific requirements, such as the need for multiple security levels. The solution has been working well for around 2 years now and is a key capability for the MOD’s approach to service management"

Ministry of Defence

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“We needed to understand whether our applications could operate from a shared services datacentre. Net Consulting were able to give us the answers.”

Sheffield Hallam University

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"What Net Consulting provides us with is a baseline for where we are now. We can achieve our longer-term objectives with this robust foundation of information. It’s key to success, and that’s why we collaborate with companies like Net Consulting to build trust and deliver our outputs."

Ministry of Defence

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“The BlueArmour service allows us to see potential ingress paths an attacker can take into our network, as well as potential data egress paths. The service provides us with critical, prioritised information to quickly remediate issues."

Blake Morgan LLP

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“Unless you’re prepared to run a 24/7 security operation in-house, headed up by a team of seriously skilled people, you’re never going to match what BlueArmour ATD offers.”

Capital Law LLP

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“Net Consulting’s understanding of our requirement was evident through a superb bid and they showcased exactly the right approach. Clearly their Public Sector experience was transferable in terms of this engagement. Their cybersecurity expertise is very strong across the team, right from knowledgeable, technical and engaging leaders, through to their team of Floodlight SOC analysts. Net Consulting were under a very tight deadline, given the fact we needed to complete this piece of work within the financial year. They performed at a significant pace, were very reactive and agile, and never once let their high level of standards slip."

Digital Health and Care Wales

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