The SonicWall Partner Awards: Celebrating Partner Excellence in 2023

Announcing the 2024 SonicWall Partner Awards for outstanding performance by SonicWall distributors and partners worldwide.


2023 was a pivotal year for SonicWall. We spent a good part of the year working on how to better support our partners, and the result was an enhanced SecureFirst Partner Program, better enablement, and more. But even as we were doubling down on making our partners more successful, our partner community was continuing to drive our success.

This community of cybersecurity professionals has dedicated their career to protecting our customers with SonicWall solutions, helping to combat cybercrime and ensure business continuity for the customers and end users who depend on them as much as we do.

Award Criteria

Within this accomplished community is a small group of elite partners who have displayed uncommon excellence. For each of the 14 Partner Awards, we selected from a large pool of nominees, one partner per region, who demonstrated consistent excellence over the past year. These partners have delivered tremendous performance, comprehensive expertise and unsurpassed service. But they’ve also demonstrated dedication to the core principles that guide our business.

Last year, SonicWall rolled out our Ethos, declaring thatthe work we are doing makes the world better and provides a significant impact.” The 2024 SonicWall Partner Award recipients have demonstrated their dedication to the characteristics of caring, commitment, integrity, collaboration and expertise.

“For the past three decades, SonicWall has owed its success to the dedication of its esteemed partners and distributors,” SonicWall CEO and President Bob VanKirk said. “We’re extraordinarily grateful for our growing community of 17,000 partners and distributors. But above all, we’re grateful for the opportunity to honor those SonicWall SecureFirst partners who have exemplified our values and dedicated themselves to delivering world-class SonicWall security to organizations across the globe. Thank you for all you do.”

To see who won, head here!

SonicWall offers its heartiest congratulations to all award winners. Your effort and dedication are at the heart of all we do here at SonicWall, and we’re looking forward to another year of supporting your success and helping you grow your business!

This could be you next year! Join our SecureFirst partner program. We have 10 good reasons why you should consider joining our valued partner community.

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Michelle Ragusa-McBain
Global Channel Chief | SonicWall
As the Global Channel Chief, Michelle Ragusa-McBain will be responsible for driving the channel ecosystem, enabling partners to grow and profit from the outside-in shift in cybersecurity. With more than 18 years of partner experience, Michelle has successfully led, developed, managed and grown channel ecosystems at Cisco, Office Depot | CompuCom and JS Group. She has led managed services, subscription/consumption models, distribution and alliances programs. She and her teams have been recognized with numerous channel awards, and she has served on multiple boards and communities driving DE&I initiatives and developing the next generation of channel talent.