Author: John Mullen

John Mullen

About: John Mullen

John E. Mullen serves as Business Development Executive for SonicWall, focusing on the state, local government, K12 and higher education markets. Across a career that spans more than 30 years, John offers extensive experience with computing systems requiring deep understanding of critical business drivers in multiple markets and industries. He is noted for success in building relationships with C-level decision-makers, as well as offering extensive expertise in advanced sales, marketing and product management disciplines. Based in Austin, Texas, John holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mi., and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business in Santa Clara, Calif.
As we near the conclusion of the SonicWall E-rate Fear Less video series, you should be gaining more familiarity with E-rate program benefits and what’s required to submit bids to RFPs. Before you begin that process, it’s important to explore the technology infrastructure (specifically what’s eligible in Category Two) as defined within the E-rate program by Universal Service Administration Company (USAC) and how each relates to the E-rate funding process.
The E-rate program is critical for K12 organizations that lack the funding to procure appropriate technology, such as networking and cyber security solutions (e.g., firewalls, wireless network security, etc.). But understanding the program — as well as confirming your E-rate eligibility — can be daunting. Episode Three: The E-rate Fear Less Solution On the third episode of the E-rate Fear Less series, Komplement CEO Holly Davis discusses school eligibility, discounts levels and the competitive bidding process.
Participating in your first E-rate season can be overwhelming. It is important to understand eligibility requirements of the program since the forms and terminology can become confusing. To better understand the ins and outs of the E-rate program, watch Episode 2 of the SonicWall Fear Less E-rate video series below. Episode Two: Navigating the E-rate Program On the second episode of the E-rate Fear Less series, Komplement CEO Holly Davis highlights key elements of the E-rate program to help you navigate the process.
Network security is often too focused on traditional business. But there are more than 100,000 K12 campuses in the U.S. alone. Each have similar security challenges as the standard enterprise or business, but its users (i.e., most commonly students) require more careful and dedicated protection. Episode 1: An Explanation of E-Rate To help K12 organizations and technology partners better understand opportunities provided by the E-rate program, SonicWall E-rate and cyber security experts explain the history of the program, its importance to K12 organizations, discount levels, and eligible technologies and solutions.