London Met signs exclusive training contract with world-leading cybersecurity provider

London Metropolitan University will work with with Palo Alto Networks to deliver staff training on their behalf.

Date: 16 May 2019

London Metropolitan University has signed an exclusive partnership with Palo Alto Networks, meaning the University is the organisation's only Regional Cybersecurity Academy in the UK.

The partnership means that London Met will train and support 100 universities and 373 schools and colleges in the UK by providing hands-on training which will help develop their knowledge about cybersecurity in the UK.

“This is a hugely significant milestone for the University as we are the only current provider of cyber training on behalf of Palo Alto in the UK,” commented Dr Shahram Salekzamankhani, Cisco and Palo Alto Academy Manager at London Met.

“This contractual academy/industry partnership is a well-deserved recognition for all the work we do in the cyber training area and shows that we are known for the high-quality expertise and facilities we offer.”

Based in California Palo Alto Networks provides network security platforms which include advanced firewalls and cloud-based offerings to progress online safety.

Palo Alto has invested a significant amount into facilities at London Met and University staff have been trained to deliver the courses on behalf of Palo Alto to a high standard.

Students studying a cyber-related courses in London Met’s School of Computing and Digital Media will benefit from this new academy/industry partnership as they will have access to unique facilities, currently the only in the UK, and be able to take part in short courses in the evening to further their own knowledge of cybersecurity.

Dr Salekzamankhani who leads this academic/industry partnership continued: “London Met is currently in a hugely fortunate position and I am delighted to be able to offer these facilities to our students.”

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