Evolving and Innovating to Deliver World-Class Security Solutions

This week, I was excited to attend the SonicWall Peak Performance Conference and get an opportunity to speak with our partners about what they’re seeing in the field and how we can help them build their business.

SonicWall’s leadership in security is due to our VARs, who are critical to helping customers keep their organizations safe. We’re continuing our investment in the channel by reaffirming our commitment to arming our partners with the tools and support they need to effectively sell our end-to-end, integrated solutions and grow their customer base. We’re expanding our channel growth programs and hiring worldwide, stepping up marketing efforts, and offering advanced training courses in security so our partners can continue to hone their expertise.

“The key takeaway of SonicWall Peak Performance would be that  SonicWall is totally committed to make things happen, we learned that already in some of the breakout sessions and really whatever you want to do, you have the ability to do. Whether it’s a specific program that they have that you can deploy, or there’s something outside of the box that you want to tell them, they’re going to be interested in helping to make it happen,” said Larry Cecchini, President and CEO of Secure Designs Inc.

One thing we consistently hear both from partners and customers is that they want integrated solutions. Customers no longer are looking for point products, but deserve ““ and are demanding ““ products that will provide top level security without requiring them to purchase a lot of components.

“The tagline is ‘come for knowledge, leave with power’ and definitely we’ve been empowered understanding new products, new services, and then internally being able to connect dots and see where there’s almost unlimited opportunities,” said Ross Dahman, President of Huntleigh Technology Group

We’ve seen the success of these integrated solutions, particularly with our SuperMassive next generation firewalls. The SuperMassive 9800, introduced at last year’s SonicWall Security Peak Performance conference, is the most powerful model in our SuperMassive 9000 Series, delivering comprehensive threat protection to both mid-market and enterprise organizations. We’ve seen 90 percent growth in this line, along with industry recognition the 2015 Info Security Global Excellence Awards named the 9800 the best new product in the firewall category.

We want to build on this success and as you’ve seen through the announcements we’ve made this week, we’re committed to continuing to provide breakthrough security solutions that are tightly integrated. As we build to SonicWall World, held October 20-23 in Austin, TX, you’ll hear more from us as to how we’re leveraging the strength of our SonicWall firewalls and integrating our other, industry-leading solutions, including our privileged access management and Cloud Access Manager solutions. I urge you to come see us at SonicWall World, where you’ll learn more about these exciting integrations and new ways to address advanced persistent threats, including user security, grey files and more.

SoincWall Security Helps Partners Fight Malware Economy with Innovation at SoincWall Peak Performance

Today, at SoincWall Peak Performance 2015 in Las Vegas, I am zeroing in on the most important information for our SoincWall Security channel partners.

A lot has happened in the last year across SoincWall Security Solutions. In fact, as of this month, we have quite literally completed a complete refresh of our SonicWall TZ Wireless firewall product line from top to bottom while expanding the portfolio with the introduction of new platform form factors and performance capabilities. We’ve innovated with the software, with features, with performance, and with value for every size company from small businesses to distributed enterprises. We continue to fight the malware economy by improving our threat research, our Deep Packet Inspection Engine, and we’ve dramatically increased security for our customers by enhancing our DPI SSL capabilities and overall support from top to bottom.

Just today, we announced a phenomenal customer and partner success with Time Warner Cable Wireless and our premier partner Secure Designs, Inc. It is inspiring to learn how our partner integrated the latest  SonicWall solutions to support Time Warner Cable to protect schools and provide a better, more secure learning environment in order to facilitate the education of children nationwide.

And, there is always the new new threat! At Peak Performance, I’m discussing the new threats. What’s new in the overall security industry? What are some of the shocking evolutions in hacking? What is new in our SonicWall threat research? And of course, what are we doing about it and what does that mean for our product roadmap?

So, at this year’s Peak Performance, I am charting our future with you, our partners. Hearing what you like, and what you still need is what I value most about this week and is the reason why our entire team is here to support you. And to this point, remember, you help us build our roadmaps. We refine what we build and what we don’t by listening to you.

That is not bull. That is a fact.

We can’t and don’t want to build every product in the world. We do want to build the right products and features that will protect your customers. You have that knowledge. So attending SoincWall Peak Performance is not just an opportunity to receive info on what is happening. It is an opportunity to change our roadmap. To change the industry. To change security for your partners. We are here to give and to receive. I look forward to both! Just today we have received great support from our partners and customers on-site.

Joe Gleinser, president of GCS Technologies, a premier partner, was interviewed onsite:

“I have used SonicWall for nearly a decade and have 500 clients deployed across Texas and my clients learn to depend on the SonicWall brand.”