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Next Generation Firewall Equipment, Software, Services and Related Support

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Bid Information

Bid Alert No: 00000529595

Bid Title: Next Generation Firewall Equipment, Software, Services and Related Support

Agency Bid No. Title: 046.16.B1

Received Date: 03/31/2016

Close Date: 04/12/2016

Purchase Type: 1 year term

Delivery Point: Office of Purchasing, 10910 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City, Maryland, 21042

Delivery Date: Not Stated

Special Notices: Brand Name or Equal


Specifications include, but are not limited to:This bid is for the Next Generation Firewall (NGFW), its associated annual licensing as well as installation / configuration and training services. HCPSS currently uses separate products to secure its network infrastructure. Most notable these include Juniper firewall, iBoss web content filter and Tipping Point intrusion protection which will all be replaced by the NGFW. HCPSS choose the Palo Alto NGFW because the Gartner independent research firm rated Palo Alto Networks as having the highest Completeness of Vision and second highest Ability to Execute for enterprise network firewalls placing Palo Alto in the Leaders magic quadrant. Two complete NGFW units will be installed at the HCPSS Central Office (CO) and Dorsey physically separated data centers in an Active-Active failover configuration such that both will be operating simultaneously. Due to the critical, always-in-use nature of this equipment, it is anticipated that all of the cutover tasks will occur on weekends when the majority of HCPSS staff and students are not active. A documented task schedule, change management and continuous communication will be critical to success. A detailed Statement of Work (SOW) must be submitted along with this bid response.B.PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS 1. HARDWARE AND SUPPORT Unit Part # Description 2 ea. PAN-PA-7050-AC PA7050 Base AC Hardware Bundle includes AC Chassis 4XAC 2 ea. PAN-SVC-PREM-7050 Hardware/Software support. Premium support 5 year prepaid, PA-7050 2. ONE-YEAR LICENSING The Unit Prices identified below shall be firm for the entire term of the contract, including through any and all subsequent renewal periods granted by HCPSS per Terms and Conditions paragraph II.E.1: The initial Contract term may be for one year from date of award. The Contract shall have up to four (4) one-year renewal options available (total of 5 years) at the sole option of HCPSS pending successful performance and funding availability. Unit Part # Description 2 ea. PAN-PA-7050 GP-HA2 Global Protect Subscription for device in HA Pair yr 1 PA 7050 2 ea. PAN-PA-7050-TP-HA2 Threat prevention subscription for device in an HA 1 year 2 ea. PAN-PA-7050-WF-HA2 Zero day threat protection licensing, WildFire subscription for 1 yr. PA-7050 2 ea. PAN-PA-7050-URL4- HA2 PANDB URL Filtering Subscription f/device in HA 1 yr

Product Codes: 20890, 20464, 92045

Agency Information

Issuing Agency: Howard County Schools

State: Maryland

Agency Type: State and Local

Contact: Douglas Pindell, Office of Purchasing Office of Purchasing, 10910 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City, Maryland, 21042

Phone: 410-313-6722

Fax: 410-313-6789




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