SonicWall Firewalls Honored, Named A 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Unified Threat Management (UTM), Worldwide


The SonicWall mission — defending organizations in a fast-moving cyber arms race — is only possible because of the commitment and loyalty of our partners and customers.

Gartner peerinsights customers' choice 2018For what we believe is that reason, SonicWall is pleased to have been recognized as a 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Unified Threat Management (UTM), Worldwide.

“The Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice is a recognition of vendors in this market by verified end-user professionals, taking into account both the number of reviews and the overall user ratings,” Gartner said in the official announcement.

To ensure fair evaluation, Gartner maintains rigorous criteria for recognizing vendors with a high customer satisfaction rate. For this distinction, a vendor must have a minimum of 50 published reviews with an average overall rating of 4.2 stars or higher. SonicWall received 122 reviews and a 4.3 rating for Unified Threat Management firewalls as of September 24, 2018. Here are a few snippets from SonicWall reviews provided by real-world customers that contributed to the distinction:

  • “Predominantly, the system is fantastic for our business model and has fantastic capabilities to address site level security.” — Network & Security Manager, Finance
  • “Excellent firewall for a small to medium size business.” — System Administrator
  • “SonicWall is our go-to for security hardware products.” — Project Manager, Services Industry
  • “The ease of use is where the SonicWall OS stands out. As long as you’re familiar with firewall concepts, you’ll be up and running in no time with the TZ [firewall] series. Support is strong and knowledgeable. I felt very comfortable having them hands-on in our production firewall.” — Sr. Network Engineer, Services Industry

Peer Insights is an online platform of ratings and reviews of IT software and services that are written and read by IT professionals and technology decision-makers. The goal is to help IT leaders make more insightful purchase decisions and help technology providers improve their products by receiving objective, unbiased feedback from their customers. Gartner Peer Insights includes more than 70,000 verified reviews in more than 200 markets.

SonicWall Named ‘Challenger’ in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management

Complementing the Peer Insights Customers’ Choice selection, SonicWall was also named a ‘Challenger’ in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management (SMB Multifunction Firewalls).

Supported by new products and capabilities, including Capture Security CenterCapture Client endpoint protection and SonicWall NSv virtual firewalls, SonicWall continues a consistent trajectory to the upper right. Gartner highlighted the SonicWall Capture Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) sandbox service, along with the innovative Real-Time Deep Memory InspectionTM technology, as a key market differentiator.

In support of the Peer Insights Customers’ Choice selection, the Gartner MQ found that that “channel partners and surveyed customers demonstrate high satisfaction with hardware throughput, quality and ease of configuration.”

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SonicWall Staff