SonicWall TZ Series Earns CRN Accolade, NSsp Firewall Named Finalist

Consistently and historically delivering on its promise to provide superior products and technical expertise to more than its 20,000 partners worldwide, SonicWall has been recognized by CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, with a 2020 CRN Tech Innovator Award.

SonicWall was named the winner of the networking category for its TZ570 and TZ670 entry-level firewall series, while its Network Security Services Platform (NSsp) 15700 was a finalist in the security network category.

“We strive to deliver the technology and services that will continue to give our partners the competitive edge and technical support that’s needed in today’s marketplace,” said SonicWall SVP and Chief Revenue Officer Bob VanKirk. “Our long history working closely with the channel has given us the ability to listen well to their needs, and then develop, educate and deliver on what they need to safeguard their customers. The SonicWall team looks forward to delivering security solutions that will set them apart in a marketplace that has become saturated and often overwhelming for organizations looking to find the right fit.”

CRN’s annual award program honors innovative vendors in the IT channel across 49 technology categories, in key areas ranging from cloud to security to storage to networking. CRN editors assessed hundreds of vendor products along multiple criteria, including uniqueness, key capabilities, technological competency, and addressing customer needs.

“CRN’s Tech Innovator Awards celebrate technology vendors that empower end-users and promote business growth for solution providers with pioneering, purpose-built solutions,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company.

The SonicWall TZ series of firewalls is designed specifically for the needs of SMBs and branch locations, delivering enterprise-class security without the enterprise-grade complexity. Installation and operation are made easy with Zero-Touch Deployment and simplified centralized management. SonicWall’s multi-engine Capture Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) cloud-based sandbox service with patent-pending Real-Time Deep Memory Inspection (RTDMI™) helps detect against today’s most nefarious cyberattacks.

Designed for large enterprises, service providers, and MSSPs, the SonicWall NSsp 15700 consolidates industry-validated security effectiveness and best-in-class price-performance into a next-generation firewall. Its multi-instance architecture supports multiple firewalls on a single appliance with dedicated resources so administrators can run different software versions and configurations without the typical constraints of multitenancy architectures like resource starvation.

Lindsey Lockhart
Director Of Public Relations | SonicWall
SonicWall Director of Public Relations Lindsey Lockhart is a 13-year veteran of the cybersecurity industry. Along with her analyst relations background, Lindsey brings with her media relations experience in next-generation firewalls, cloud security platforms, antivirus technology, public-key infrastructure, telemedicine, virtual healthcare and crisis management.
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