In less than a month, members of the cybersecurity community will travel to San Francisco for RSA Conference 2023, and for the first time since 2020, SonicWall will be joining them.
Starting on Monday, April 24, you can visit us at booth #5585 in the North Hall of the Moscone Center for previews of upcoming SonicWall innovations, one-on-one meetings, demos of our latest technology and more.
This return to RSA comes at an opportune time: the RSA 2023 theme, “Stronger Together,” isn’t just an ideal that SonicWall believes in — it’s the very foundation that SonicWall was built on.
Today, SonicWall collaborates with the cybersecurity community on threat mitigation strategies and ways to pursue shared cybersecurity goals across networks, endpoints, cloud environments and more. SonicWall also compiles and shares a wealth of threat intelligence to build trust and cooperation within the wider intelligence community and create a safer future for all.
The Power of Partnership
But this sort of cooperation comes naturally to SonicWall: as a 100% channel-driven company, cooperation with our global partner network has been vital to SonicWall’s entire business model from the beginning.
“At SonicWall, we understand that our partners are critical to our success, and we work hard to ensure that they have the tools and support they need to be successful,” said SonicWall CRO Jason Carter in a statement announcing SonicWall’s seventh-straight 5-star rating in the CRN Partner Program Guide. “By providing innovative, cost-effective security solutions and exceptional customer service, we help our partners deliver superior cybersecurity services to their customers and build lasting relationships.”
And in recognition that SonicWall and its partners truly are “Stronger Together,” SonicWall recently announced several initiatives to help further strengthen relationships with partners and help contribute to their success. Shortly after assuming the role of SonicWall president and CEO, Bob VanKirk announced one of his primary focuses would be staying better aligned with partners.
“From our early days, SonicWall’s accomplishments have always been linked to the success of its esteemed partners and distributors,” VanKirk said. “We’ve always strived to be a partner-centric company, but we want to continue to grow in how we can better support and enable our partners across every function and team.”
The Future is Partner-Focused
Some of these planned changes will take the form of improved partner offerings. Other changes have taken the form of an expanded executive lineup. To help lead SonicWall in its next phase of growth, three new executives were appointed in early 2023:
Peter Burke, Vice President and Chief Product Officer — Burke is a highly accomplished business leader, with a Ph.D. in Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) and over 25 years of combined technology experience with Silicon Valley startups and multinational corporations. Burke’s prior engagements include SVP of Research and Development at Ping Identity and EVP of Engineering and Operations at Neustar. In addition, Burke held executive management positions at InQuira (acquired by Oracle) and Ceon (acquired by Convergys). His reputation as a visionary technologist with extensive experience in cloud-based enterprise software development makes him a perfect fit for his new role as the primary driver of product development and execution at SonicWall.
Jason Carter, Chief Revenue Officer — Over the past 17 years, Carter has specialized in sales leadership, sales operations and customer lifecycle management within the global channel IT industry. Recently recognized by CRN on the Channel Chiefs list, Carter has worked as part of the SonicWall SecureFirst partner program, focusing on channel partner dynamics and enabling SonicWall partners to manage and grow recurring revenue. Since joining SonicWall in 2011, Carter has developed, implemented and managed global sales programs centered on both customer experience and partner development. Carter’s strategic focus helps increase customer retention, decrease attrition and drive incremental services revenues with holistic partner programs.
Chandrodaya Prasad, Executive Vice President of Global Product Management — Prasad has over 20 years of cybersecurity product management and marketing experience. Most recently, he served as vice president of product management at Cisco, overseeing teams delivering SASE, cloud and network security. Prasad joined the SonicWall leadership team to help position the existing portfolio for success, grow cloud initiatives and expand SonicWall’s product offerings.
In announcing the appointment of the new executive team members, SonicWall CEO and President Bob VanKirk said, “An unwavering commitment to SonicWall customers and partners around the globe is SonicWall’s priority. These executive appointments are yet another sign that SonicWall is continuing to evolve to remain one of the leaders in the cybersecurity space. Along with the emphasis on SonicWall’s outside-in approach, we are positioned to take our global partner community to new heights in 2023.”
RSA Conference 2023 will be a great opportunity for partners and customers alike to meet members of our executive team. Along with many of SonicWall’s preeminent experts in threat detection, product marketing and more, these leaders will be available for one-on-one meetings starting Monday, April 24 — but spots are limited, so book yours today.
We look forward to seeing you at RSA 2023!