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File #: 18-0959    Version: 1 Name: 6/18/18 Resolution to Approve Purchase of Palo Alto Firewall maintenance and support from Amerinet ($126,745.86)
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/18/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/18/2018 Final action: 6/18/2018
Enactment date: 6/18/2018 Enactment #: R-18-229
Title: Resolution to Approve Purchase of Palo Alto Firewall Maintenance and Support from AmeriNet of Michigan, Inc. ($126,745.86) (GSA contract GS-35F-0511T)
Attachments: 1. Amerinet City of Ann Arbor Palo Alto Networks 2018 (3) Year Support Renewal Quote 5-11-2018.pdf, 2. DEALERS_PALOALTONETWORKS_GS-35F-0511T.XLS, 3. tcs_general_GS-35F-0511T.pdf
Title
Resolution to Approve Purchase of Palo Alto Firewall Maintenance and Support from AmeriNet of Michigan, Inc. ($126,745.86) (GSA contract GS-35F-0511T)
Memorandum
Attached for your review and action is a resolution authorizing a purchase of maintenance and support for the City's Palo Alto firewall from AmeriNet of Michigan, Inc. for $126,745.86.

Budget/Fiscal Impact: Funding for the Palo Alto Firewall maintenance and support is available in the FY2019 Information Technology Services Unit budget.

The Palo Alto firewall provides protection for the City network from cyber security threats, viruses, malware, etc. Although no network is 100% safe from cyber security attacks, these new firewalls provide dynamic advanced services and are critical components in our network.

The Palo Alto Firewall is constantly updating definition files to keep our network safe from the threats. Without this maintenance, the firewall would not stay up to date on definition files and put the City network at risk.
Staff
Prepared by: David Harris, Networking Lead, IT Service Unit
Reviewed by: Tom Shewchuk, IT Director
Reviewed by: Tom Crawford, Financial Services Area Administrator and CFO
Approved by: Howard S. Lazarus, City Administrator
Body
Whereas, AmeriNet of Michigan, Inc. ("AmeriNet") was chosen for the purchase of the Palo Alto Firewall equipment and is a Palo Alto reseller;

Whereas, AmeriNet and the City of Ann Arbor IT department have a long standing relationship and they have a local presence. AmeriNet is an Authorized Dealer for Palo Alto and is listed as such by EC America, Inc. who holds the GSA contract (GS-35F-0511T), which this purchase would be based on;

Whereas, The firewall equipment is a critical piece of infrastructure, significantly aides in protecting the City from cyber security attacks, and is a leader in the 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant;

Whereas, AmeriNet complies with the requirements of the City's Non-Discrimination and Living Wage ordin...

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