Kicking Off Another Winning Year

SonicWall and our SonicWall leaders have continued receiving accolades throughout Q1.


The past year has been filled with wins here at SonicWall. We revamped our SecureFirst Partner Program, made important additions to the SonicWall family in Solutions Granted and Banyan, and triumphed in countless other ways. Perhaps most importantly, we continued to strive for excellence in all we do.

And this isn’t just us singing our own praises — plenty of others have taken note of all the great things happening at SonicWall, and our hard work has paid off. With that, we’re thrilled to announce the awards won by SonicWall and SonicWall leaders for an incredible job in 2023!

SonicWall Corporate Awards

Each year, the CRN Partner Program Guide is looked to by solution and service providers so they can determine which partner programs can provide them with not only the most robust product portfolios, but also the best incentives to help partners be successful. The most esteemed award a company can receive in this category is the 5-Star Award, and we’re happy to announce that SonicWall has been given the 5-Star Award in the 2024 CRN Partner Program Guide.

SonicWall was also named as a finalist in the SC Awards’ Best SME Security Solution category for our TZ Series next-generation firewalls (NGFWs). To cap things off, SonicWall was named to CRN’s 20 Coolest Network Security Companies of 2024 list.

CRN Channel Chiefs

Each year, CRN’s editorial staff names Channel Chiefs based on factors such as professional accomplishments, industry standing and sheer dedication to the channel partner community. This list is reserved for those leaders who are truly making an impact through excellent innovation and strategy in the channel. We’re over the moon to have three such individuals on our team here at SonicWall. Help us congratulate our CRN Channel Chiefs for 2024:

  • Jason Carter, Chief Revenue Officer
  • Michelle Ragusa-McBain, Global Channel Chief
  • Spencer Starkey, Vice President of Sales, EMEA

Michelle Ragusa-McBain

Along with being named a CRN Channel Chief, SonicWall’s Michelle Ragusa-McBain showed exactly why she’s our Global Channel Chief, earning enough awards to have a section of her own:

  • Channel Futures’ 2024 Circle of Excellence
  • Channel Futures’ 2024 Channel Influencer
  • CRN’s Woman of the Year Finalist
  • CRN’s Channel Madness Finalist

Way to go, Michelle!

Looking Ahead

Thank you to all SonicWall team members and partners for your contributions and incredible efforts this past year. Without you all, none of these awards would be possible. We hope to make 2024 even better than 2023, and we’re looking forward to continuing to celebrate our progress and one another!

Here’s to a great year ahead!

Jordan Riddles
Junior Copywriter | SonicWall
Jordan Riddles is a Junior Copywriter for SonicWall. He has a background in content creation and editing, and he lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Jordan is a graduate of Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, with a focus in English and creative writing. In his spare time, he loves reading, cooking and disc golfing.