SonicWall Celebrates 20 Years of Delivering World-Class Cybersecurity Solutions in Mexico


Over the past two decades, SonicWall has become a leader in helping secure organizations in Mexico. Today, we celebrate the 20th anniversary of our entry into this market, and mark the beginning of a new decade of helping safeguard Mexico’s organizations against the growing ranks of opportunistic cyberattackers.

SonicWall Mexico began operations on Dec. 8, 2000, when cybersecurity was still in its infancy and many organizations still viewed it as optional. From the beginning, we’ve helped raise awareness and provide education on cybercrime and cybersecurity — and today, Mexico represents 40% of SonicWall’s sales in Latin America.

SonicWall has remained dedicated to offering innovative solutions that meet the specific needs of Mexican companies, starting with firewall protection and expanding to encompass a wide range of solutions under the umbrella of Boundless Cybersecurity, or Cybersecurity Without Limits.

“In the wake of COVID-19 and in the midst of welcoming a new business normal where workforces are now remote or mobile, new distributed networks are proving to be a honeypot for cybercriminals. As we embark on a new year with new opportunities, we look forward to continuing our 20 years of hard work in the region to promptly and properly secure Mexican organizations from new and opportunistic threats.”

— Bill Conner, President and CEO, SonicWall

Today, with more than 3,000 customers, SonicWall Mexico is among the most relied-upon solution providers in the country. This growth has been supported by a strong portfolio of solutions that has expanded and evolved over the past 20 years, shifting SonicWall’s image from a firewall company to a cybersecurity company. These offerings have also enabled us to expand our presence in the SMB segment while also becoming established in the enterprise space, with more than 11,000 appliances installed today.

SonicWall’s on-prem and virtual firewalls, Email Security, and Secure Mobile Access (SMA) Series solutions have been key to our continued success. That growth has accelerated over the past year, particularly for the SonicWall SMA Series, which has allowed businesses to offer the secure remote connectivity needed to ensure business continuity amid today’s new business normal.

“For us at Grupo Cinemex, it has been a pleasure and a very good experience to work closely with SonicWall during the past 10 years. During this time, we worked together to achieve communication, interconnection and protection of data for all our cinemas in Mexico. Through the solutions offered by SonicWall, we have reduced the number of attacks we receive every day, and we take advantage of the resources they provide us to offer quality experiences to all our guests. By ensuring the quality of the large amounts of information we transfer, which is vital for the correct and proper functioning of our infrastructure, we will continue to have the security solution we need, and thus achieve the satisfaction of our guests and collaborators.”

— Emmanuelle Romero Pérez, Manager of Information Technology and Cybersecurity, Grupo Cinemex

We haven’t gotten to this point on our own, however. A critical factor in our continued success over the past 20 years has been the strength of our 560+ local partners and distributors. As we celebrate this milestone, we also celebrate them, and their dedication to shared growth and top-notch customer service. Over the past three years, we’ve seen a 40% increase in new partners joining our SecureFirst partner program, and we look forward to continuing to welcome new SecureFirst partners.

“SonicWall opened a window to the world of cybersecurity for us 15 years ago. Since then, we have worked with them in a consistent, successful and profitable way, offering security and reliability to our clients.”

— Pablo Ramirez, CEO, Dynet

While this milestone gives us an opportunity to celebrate our achievements, it also offers us the chance to reaffirm our commitment to supporting our partners and customers in Mexico, as we work together to reduce the cybersecurity business gap and bring the power of Boundless Cybersecurity to all Mexican organizations, regardless of industry or size.

This post is also available in: Spanish

Eustolio Villalobos
Country Manager - México, Central America and the Caribbean | SonicWall
Eustolio Villalobos joined SonicWall in 2011 and is now the country manager for México, Central América and the Caribbean. Eustolio has more than 15 years of experience in the IT security sector, and his career has included positions in various companies in the United States, Taiwan and Mexico. Eustolio earned a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) at the University of Western Oregon, a specialty in IT security (CISSP) from ITESM-Mexico, and a master’s in marketing from the University of the Americas-Puebla.