SonicWall Now a California Multiple Award Schedule (CMAS) Vendor

SonicWall has received the California Multiple Award Schedule (CMAS) and is now a CMAS vendor in the state of California.

What is CMAS?

The California Multiple Award Schedule (CMAS) allows state agencies and local governments to streamline purchasing and ensure the payment of appropriate prices for information technology and non-information technology products and services.

The program is a part of the State of California Department of General Services Procurement Division. Vendors among the CMAS Unit have the capability of offering goods and services that have been competitively bid and awarded on a Federal General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule. The GSA is an independent agency of the United States government established in 1949 to help manage and support the basic functioning of federal agencies.

“SonicWall is dedicated to providing our partners every available competitive advantage during the selling process and reduce obstacles they may face,” said SonicWall general manager John Mullen, who oversees the company’s State, Local, Education (SLED) initiatives. “We look forward to working with them as a CMAS contractor to bring proven cyber security defenses to California’s highly depended upon state and local agencies that provide a range of services to the community.”

Being awarded CMAS means SonicWall has even more of an opportunity to support K-12 education through the use of the E-rate program.

What is the E-rate program?

Who Can Use CMAS?

Educational institutions in the state of California in the following categories are eligible for CMAS products or services.

  • K-12 public schools in California
  • Community colleges that spend public funds
  • California State University and University of California systems
  • State agencies
  • Any city, county or district

E-rate is a U.S. federal program that funds technology in schools and libraries. Many SonicWall network security products and services can be purchased by school districts and libraries through E-rate funding.

Many SonicWall network security products and services — including firewalls, high-speed wireless, and content filtering — can be purchased by school districts and libraries through E-rate funding, a Federal program funding technology in schools and libraries.

Leveraging the E-rate program enables cost savings which can help your district better comply with CIPA while safeguarding students, faculty, staff, data, and applications with state-of-the-art network security technology from SonicWall.

For more information, or to inquire about SonicWall solutions under the CMAS program, please contact John Mullen ( or Holly Davis (

Save Money with E-rate Funding

If you are utilizing E-rate funding to assist you in buying your networking and cyber security solutions, SonicWall can help. Talk to our team of E-rate funding experts who can ensure your SonicWall solution aligns with the rules and regulations of the E-Rate program.