Recognizing Outstanding Partner and Distributor Performance in 2022

Announcing the 2023 SonicWall Partner Awards for outstanding performance by SonicWall distributors and partners worldwide.


SonicWall’s 2022 was truly exceptional with historic business growth. At the core of our successes are the key contributions from our partner community and distributors around the globe. They have done the extra work to help SonicWall achieve another phenomenal year. This dedicated group has worked tirelessly to safeguard our customers using SonicWall solutions to combat cybercrime and hold back multitudes of emerging threats. They have delivered SonicWall cybersecurity expertise, innovation and their own magic with unsurpassed customer service.

Among this accomplished group, there are many standouts. We have selected one partner per region from a large pool of nominees for each of these 15 awards. We made these selections based on factors like annual turnover, breadth of product portfolio, project success rate and excellent teamwork.

Award criteria and categories

SonicWall’s success relies on delivering highly efficient security solutions through its valued distributors and partners. It’s a delight to recognize these outstanding SonicWall SecureFirst Partners who offer world-class security services for organizations of all sizes. We are grateful for their loyalty, and this is our way of recognizing their outstanding work as the 2023 SonicWall Award Winners in the following categories:

  • Distributor of the Year
  • Partner of the Year (Silver, Gold, Platinum, DMR, NSP)
  • MSSP Partner of the Year
  • Enterprise Partner of the Year
  • Newcomer of the Year
  • Project of the Year
  • Public Sector Partner of the Year
  • Partner Sales Hero of the Year
  • Partner Technical Hero of the Year
  • Authorized Training Partner of the Year EMEA
  • EMEA Distributor of the Year

SonicWall extends its highest congratulations to all award winners and all partners. You have our sincere appreciation and deepest thanks for your exceptional work in 2022. We will make 2023 even better together!

“From our early days, SonicWall’s accomplishments have always been linked to the success of its esteemed partners and distributors,” said SonicWall CEO and President Bob VanKirk. “We are delighted to acknowledge our SonicWall SecureFirst partners who consistently deliver first-class security services to organizations of all sizes. We are extremely grateful and humbled by our global network of over 17,000 partners and distributors, and these awards recognize their outstanding work.”

We are pleased to announce the 2023 SonicWall Partner Award winners in the following categories:


United Kingdom



Eastern Europe







Netherlands & Belgium

India & SAARC


Greater China Region

Australia & New Zealand








Middle East


Find out how you can join our partner network and learn more about the SonicWall SecureFirst Partner Program. For all details, click here.

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Robert (Bob) VanKirk
President and CEO | Sonicwall
SonicWall’s President and Chief Executive Officer is Bob VanKirk. Under his guidance, SonicWall delivers more security-rich, cost-effective, partner-centric and user-friendly products and services than ever before. His articles bring together his vast knowledge of the cybersecurity marketplace and technology. In addition, he draws on his expertise in sales effectiveness and efficiency, partner strategies and marketing. His work helped deliver year-over-year growth for SonicWall, including record sales for FY2022. Before joining SonicWall, Bob was the Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing with Silent Circle and served as SVP of American Sales and Service at Entrust. Bob received a B.A. from Davidson College and master’s degrees from North Carolina State University in Business and Policy.