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SonicWall’s Nicola Scheibe Recognized by CRN as One of 2022’s 100 People You Don’t Know But Should

MILPITAS, Calif. — September 26, 2022 — SonicWall announced today that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Sr. Director, Global Field Marketing Nicola Scheibe, as one of the IT channel’s 100 People You Don’t Know But Should for 2022. This annual list honors the IT channel’s unsung heroes who work tirelessly to support channel partners, while rarely stepping into the spotlight.

CRN’s editorial team assembles this list every year based on feedback from solution providers and industry executives to identify behind-the-scenes channel players who help partners drive growth, innovation, and profit.

With her 15+ year experience in IT security, Scheibe is responsible for all direct field marketing activities, as well as any joint activities with partners and distributors across SonicWall’s global regions.

“Nicola is a perfect reflection of SonicWall’s commitment to our partner network, as she has built a strong channel team, managed the global roll-out of marketing campaigns to and through our channel partners and helped build SonicWall’s channel strategy,” said SonicWall Executive Vice President of Americas Channel Jason Carter “I am grateful to CRN for recognizing Nicola’s remarkable contributions. She has been an instrumental leader, and she has been integral in driving our channel expansion over the last several years.”

“We are thrilled to honor and recognize the extraordinary group included on this year’s 100 People You Don’t Know But Should list for their remarkable contributions to the channel and their partners,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “There are many talented and creative individuals working behind the scenes every day that contribute to channel growth and make game-changing decisions that impact partner success.”

CRN’s 100 People You Don’t Know But Should spotlights some of the channel’s best and brightest people who may not be as visible as some channel chiefs or CEOs but are just as important to the partner community.

The 100 People You Don’t Know But Should will be featured in the October issue of CRN Magazine and can be found online at www.crn.com/100people.

Vote for SonicWall in Computing Security Awards 2022

SonicWall is a finalist in Four Computing Security Awards categories.

SonicWall is excited to announce that the company has been selected as a finalist in several categories for the Computing Security Awards 2022. We are privileged to be included alongside other admired companies — a testament to the loyalty of our customers and the dedication of our more than 17,000 global partners.

SonicWall was included in the finals of four categories:

  • Remote Monitoring Security Solution of the Year: SonicWall Capture Security Center
  • Security Hardware Solution of the Year: SonicWall NSa Firewall Series
  • New Security Hardware Product of the Year: SonicWall NSa Firewall Series
  • Web Application Firewall of the Year: SonicWall Web Application Firewall (WAF)

Voting is now open and ends Sept. 30, 2022. Please vote for SonicWall in each of the categories in which we are finalists. To access the Computing Security Awards 2022 portal, click here.

After entering your information in the predefined sections, you can vote for your favorite solution in each of the mentioned categories. Don’t forget to click the ‘Submit’ button. Only then will your answers be recorded. Please note that votes from personal email accounts, such as Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo, etc., will not be counted.

Thank you in advance for voting for SonicWall.

SonicWall Earns 2022 CRN Annual Report Card (ARC) Honor

SonicWall is thrilled to share that CRN has named the company as one of the winners in the Enterprise Network Security category of the 2022 CRN Annual Report Card (ARC) Awards. This award honors the industry’s top technology vendors for success in providing high levels of satisfaction for channel partners through innovative products, services and partner programs — and SonicWall was rated as the top-performing channel provider for enterprise network security.

“As a 100% channel company, we remain completely committed to delivering our partners and customers with the absolute best products and support to face today’s increasingly complicated security challenges,” said SonicWall President and CEO Bob VanKirk. “We’re excited to be recognized by CRN, especially knowing that they celebrate best-in-class vendors that are committed to driving partner growth and demonstrating outstanding channel performance. SonicWall is uniquely positioned to help partners, including MSSPs, evolve and help facilitate their growth.”

The ARC Awards are based on an invitation-only research survey conducted by The Channel Company. Responses from 3,000 solution providers across North America were evaluated in this year’s survey, rating 82 vendor partners across four criteria: product innovation, support, partnership, and managed cloud services. Scores were awarded in 25 major product categories in technology areas that are critical to channel partner success.

SonicWall’s SecureFirst Partner Program and its industry-leading security products help partners and MSSPs exceed customer demands. More than 17,000 active SonicWall partners help protect our customers every day, and because of them SonicWall is one of the unquestioned leaders in the cybersecurity space.

“It’s our pleasure to honor vendors that consistently deliver top-performing products and services to establish and foster successful channel partner relationships,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO, The Channel Company. “In addition to highlighting our winners, CRN’s Annual Report Card Awards provide vendors with actionable feedback and insight into their current standing with partners that can be incorporated into their channel strategies in the future.”

Winners will be featured throughout The Channel Company’s XChange 2022 conference, taking place Aug. 21-23 in Denver, Colorado. Coverage of the CRN 2022 ARC results can be found online at www.CRN.com/ARC and will be featured in the October 2022 issue of CRN Magazine.

 

2022 CRN Rising Female Star

CRN Names Danielle Dacey of SonicWall as a Rising Female Star

SonicWall is thrilled to announce that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has chosen Danielle Dacey, Senior Sales Manager, for its 2022 Rising Female Stars list. This annual list honors 100 up-and-coming, dedicated, driven women who are leaving their mark and making a difference for solution providers throughout the IT channel.

Featuring a powerhouse list of nominees, hand-selected by the CRN editorial team based in large part on the recommendations from channel chiefs and other channel management executives across the industry, this third annual list of Rising Female Stars represents extraordinary women who are working hard to help their channel partners find success. These IT channel standouts demonstrate an aptitude for growing their respective channel partner programs and initiatives through a variety of disciplines, including marketing, channel program management and partner engagement, to name a few.

“CRN’s 2022 Rising Female Stars list highlights the women poised to become tomorrow’s channel leaders and luminaries who consistently demonstrate dedication to IT channel innovation and excellence. All of these women are helping to create a brighter future for the IT industry,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “On behalf of The Channel Company and CRN, I want to congratulate all of the honorees. The change these rising leaders are helping to enact today will define the IT channel for many years to come.”

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“Danielle is an incredible colleague, a hard worker and has an outstanding business acumen,” said Matt Brennan, Vice President, North America Channel Sales at SonicWall. “She’s respected by her colleagues and easy to work with and is an asset to the entire SonicWALL team. We’re pleased and proud that CRN has chosen to include her on its annual list of rising female stars.”

The 2022 list of Rising Female Stars will be featured online at www.CRN.com/risingstars starting July 25 and in a special July issue of CRN Magazine.

This award marks yet another earned by SonicWall who has been included in the following CRN 2022 Awards: Channel Chiefs, Women of the Channel, Security 100 and a 5-Star Rating Program Guide.

SonicWall Recognizes Partners, Distributors for Outstanding Performance in 2021

This recent set of SonicWall FY2022 Security Awards recognizes the partners and distributors in EMEA who have gone the extra mile to fuel SonicWall’s most successful year ever.

2021 was a banner year for SonicWall, and we owe a lot of our success to our partners and distributors in EMEA. This dedicated group has worked tirelessly to help safeguard our customers for well over a decade, leveraging SonicWall solutions and unmatched customer service to protect against the rising tide of cybercrime — and for this we offer our sincere and heartfelt thanks.

Even among this highly accomplished group, however, a select few have distinguished themselves. Out of a wide pool of nominees, one partner per region was chosen in each category to be recognized for outstanding performance in 2021. These selections were made based on factors such as annual turnover, portfolio distribution, online activities, project success rate and certification level, along with their level of commitment and feedback from their team.

“SonicWall’s success has always been dependent on delivering highly efficient security solutions through its valued partners and distributors,” said SonicWall Vice President EMEA, Terry Greer-King. “We are thrilled to acknowledge these extraordinary SonicWall SecureFirst partners who provide world-class security services to organizations of all sizes. We value the loyal relationships we’ve built with our partners and customers – and these awards are one way to recognize their outstanding work.”

We are pleased to announce the FY2022 SonicWall Award winners in the following categories:

United Kingdom

Ireland

Norway

Germany

Switzerland

Austria

Spain

Italy

France

Saudi Arabia

United Arab Emirates

South Africa

Netherlands & Belgium

 

SonicWall offers our utmost congratulations to all the award recipients — along with our considerable thanks for your outstanding achievements in 2021. Together, we can make 2022 even more successful!

Want to find out more about the benefits of the SonicWall SecureFirst Partner Program and how to join our valued partner team? Click here for all the details.

CRN Recognizes Three SonicWall Employees on 2022 Women of the Channel List 

SonicWall is thrilled to share that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named three global channel team members on CRN’s 2022 Women of the Channel List. SonicWall’s Sr. Director, Global Field Marketing Nicola Scheibe; Sr. Channel Account Manager Terra Paisley; and Sales Manager Misty Warhola were included on the annual list, which honors the incredible accomplishments of female leaders in the IT channel.

“The recognition of Nicola, Terra and Misty is a reflection of their commitment to our partner network and demonstrates the breadth and depth of talent at SonicWall,” said SonicWall Vice President, North America Channel Sales HoJin Kim. “I am grateful to CRN for recognizing their outstanding contributions, as these leaders have been integral in driving our channel expansion over the last several years.”

By bringing innovative concepts, strategic business planning and comprehensive channel initiatives to life, these extraordinary women support partners and customers with exceptional leadership. CRN celebrates these women, who are so deserving of recognition, for their constant dedication to channel excellence.

“We are proud to once again recognize the remarkable leaders on this year’s Women of the Channel list. Their influence, confidence and diligence continue to accelerate channel success significantly,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “Their accomplishments will inspire others, and we look forward to witnessing their future contributions to the channel.”

Those named on this annual list come from all corners of the IT channel — including vendors, distributors and solution providers whose vision, expertise and contributions make an impact on the industry every day.

CRN’s 2022 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online at www.CRN.com/WOTC.

SonicWall SMA 1000 Series Earns Best-Of Enterprise VPNs Award from Expert Insights

SonicWall is pleased to announce that it has been awarded an Expert Insights “Best-Of” award for its enterprise VPN solution: SMA 1000 Series.

SonicWall earned this coveted award thanks to its ability to empower remote workforces without sacrificing security or ease of use. The SonicWall SMA 1000 Series easily handles the influx of remote users on large, distributed networks by enabling organizations to scale up to a million remote VPN users.

“The SMA 1000 Series appliances enable organizations to deliver best-in-class secure access to any network or application, anytime, from anywhere and any device — all while minimizing attack surfaces,” said SonicWall Executive Director of Product Marketing Kayvon Sadeghi. “We are incredibly honored to see our enterprise VPN solution be recognized by Expert Insights.”

Expert Insights’ Best-Of Awards are designed to recognize cloud technology providers across multiple software categories including cloud software, security and storage, highlighting up to 11 vendors in each category.

Best-Of award winners are chosen by Expert Insights’ editors, based on extensive research into each solution’s merits as a solution provider, customer reviews and how they compare to their competitors.

All recipients of these awards were specifically selected for their impressive features, strong capabilities, and positive user experiences. Expert Insights also takes into consideration pricing, target markets and the deployment process when selecting the top vendors.

You can view the full list of Expert Insights award winners here.

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SonicWall Wins Gold and Silver in Best in Biz Awards 2018

SonicWall has been named a multiple winner in the 8th annual Best in Biz Awards, the only independent business awards program judged each year by prominent editors and reporters from top-tier publications in North America.

Best in Biz Awards 2018 honors were conferred in 70 award categories across five focus areas: company; department or team; executive; product; and CSR, media, PR and other categories. SonicWall received Best in Biz honors in in two categories, as a gold winner for the Most Innovative Product of the Year and a silver winner for the Support Department of the Year.

With the addition of the Best in Biz Awards, SonicWall has won 44 industry honors so far in 2018.

SonicWall’s Capture Cloud Platform took the gold award in the Most Innovative Product of the Year – SMB category. The Capture Cloud Platform combines the global security intelligence of the Capture Threat Network with the cloud-based management, reporting and analytics of the Capture Security Center and the advanced threat prevention of the multi-engine Capture ATP sandbox. This approach enables our complete portfolio of high-performance hardware, virtual appliances and clients to harness the power of the cloud.

SonicWall’s Global Support team, under the leadership of SVP and Chief Customer Success Officer Keith Trottier, was recognized with a silver award in the Support Department of the Year category. SonicWall is proud to provide dedicated, follow-the-sun service and support with global contact centers that are staffed 24/7 with technical support and customer service teams.

“All of the entries in the Service categories in this year’s Best in Biz Awards take the meaning of ‘service’ seriously – whether it is targeting individuals, companies or employees,” said Mari Edlin, Healthcare Innovation News, judging her third Best in Biz Awards competition. “Submissions represented an entirely new service, while others added an innovative touch to their other offerings, enhancing already existing, similar products. Hats off to everyone for keeping good service alive!”

Since 2011, winners in Best in Biz Awards have been determined based on scoring from independent judging panels deliberately composed each year of prominent editors and reporters from some of the most respected newspapers, TV outlets, and business, consumer, technology and trade publications in North America. Structured in this unique way, Best in Biz Awards is able to best leverage its distinguished judges’ unparalleled expertise, experience and objectivity to determine award winners from among the hundreds of entries. This year’s judging panel included writers and contributors to such publications as Associated Press, Barron’s, Consumer Affairs, eWeek, Forbes, Healthcare Innovation News, Inc., Investment Advisor Magazine, MediaPost, New York Post, New York Times, Ottawa Citizen and Wired.

For a full list of winners in Best in Biz Awards 2018, visit: http://www.bestinbizawards.com/2018-winners

About Best in Biz Awards

Since 2011, Best in Biz Awards has made its mark as the only independent business awards program judged each year by a who’s who of prominent reporters and editors selected from top-tier publications from North America and around the world. Over the years, Best in Biz Awards judges have ranged from Associated Press to the Wall Street Journal and winners have spanned the spectrum, from blue-chip companies that form the bedrock of the world economy to local companies and some of the most innovative start-ups. Best in Biz Awards honors are conferred in two separate programs: North America and International, and in 70 categories, including company, team, executive, product, and CSR, media, PR and other categories. For more information, visit: http://www.bestinbizawards.com.

SonicWall NSa Series Wins Cybersecurity Breakthrough Award as Best Firewall Solution

The CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards named the SonicWall NSa the best next-generation firewall solution of 2018. The CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards is an independent organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global information security market. SonicWall has won 42 industry honors so far in 2018.

This year alone, SonicWall introduced seven new next-generation NSa firewall models: NSa 3650, 4650, 5650 6650, 9250, 9450 and 9650. The NSa series works in conjunction with the SonicWall Capture Cloud Platform as part of an end-to-end security solution that delivers integrated cloud-scale management to protect networks, email, endpoints, mobile and remote users.

CyberSecurity Breakthrough judges are experienced senior-level cybersecurity professionals who have personally worked within the information security space, including journalists, analysts and technology executives with experience in a range of information security positions and perspectives. From successful technology startups to veteran industry leaders, the panel of judges brings a balanced perspective of evaluation for the award nominations.

The judges have earned a reputation for fairness and credibility, and are committed to determining the break through nominations for each award category, which includes:

In 2017, SonicWall was named the Cybersecurity Breakthrough Overall Cybersecurity Company of the Year. More than 2,000 nominations from over 12 different countries throughout the world competed for the honor.

SonicWall Email Security Wins Coveted 2018 CRN Annual Report Card (ARC) Award

Once again, SonicWall Email Security has been recognized at the top of its class for protecting the No. 1 threat vector: email. The solution was named the overall winner by sweeping the 2018 CRN Annual Report Card (ARC) email security category.

The solution has won three prestigious security awards to date in 2018. This is a testament toward the innovation and effort the SonicWall team has invested the last 18 months in key focus areas: advanced threat protection, administrative ease, product support and channel enablement.

“An ARC award is one of the industry’s most prestigious honors. It symbolizes a vendor’s dedication to delivering high quality and innovative product and program offerings to their channel partners,” said Bob Skelley, CEO, The Channel Company. “CRN’s Annual Report Card provides solution providers with the rare opportunity to offer their invaluable insight on vendors’ products and services, as well as their partner programs. As a result, the technology suppliers are equipped with actionable feedback to bolster their efforts to remain the best-of-the-best.”

The Annual Report Card summarizes results from a comprehensive survey that details solution provider satisfaction across product innovation, support and partnership for hardware, services and software vendors. The vendors with the highest ratings are named to the prestigious Annual Report Card list of winners and celebrated as best-in-class by their partners.

The results also provide the IT vendor community with valuable feedback — directly from their solution providers — that can be used to refine product offerings, enhance support and improve communication with partners.

This year’s group of honorees was selected from the results of an in-depth, invitation-only survey by The Channel Company’s research team. More than 3,000 solution providers were asked to evaluate their satisfaction with more than 65 vendor partners in 24 major product categories.

SonicWall Email Security is a multi-layer solution that protects organizations against advanced email threats such as targeted phishing attacks, ransomware and business email compromise. The key capabilities include:

  • Real-time threat intelligence feeds from over 1 million security sensors deployed globally and delivered through the SonicWall Capture Cloud Platform.
  • Dynamic scanning of suspicious email attachments and embedded URLs using the award-winning, multi-engine SonicWall Capture Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) sandbox service with Real-Time Deep Memory Inspection (RTDMITM).
  • Anti-phishing technology uses a combination of methodologies such as machine learning, heuristics, reputation and content analysis.
  • Powerful antispam and antivirus engines to protect against known malware and spam.

The solution can be deployed as hardened physical appliances, robust virtual appliances or a resilient cloud email security service. And whether an organization uses on-premises email servers or cloud services, such as Microsoft Office 365 or Google G Suite, SonicWall’s solution delivers best-in-class threat protection through seamless and simple integrations.

Given that email continues to be a top attack vector in the cyber arms race, SonicWall is committed to enhancing the solution to better protect its users from advanced email threats.

The 2018 Annual Report Card results can be viewed online at www.crn.com/arc.