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Upgrade Your SonicWall Next-Generation Firewall with ‘3 & Free’ Program

Some good things should never end.

One of the most successful promotions in company history, SonicWall’s ‘3 & Free’ incentive is now a permanent component of our Customer Loyalty program.

In an escalated cyber threat landscape, it’s more important than ever to ensure your organization’s networks, data and applications are protected against today’s most malicious cyberattacks, including the most recent Foreshadow processor exploits. In fact, in July 2018 alone, the average SonicWall customer faced:

  • 2,164 malware attacks (28 percent increase from July 2017)
  • 81 ransomware attacks (43 percent increase)
  • 143 encrypted threats
  • 13 phishing attacks each day
  • 1,413 new malware variants discovered each day by SonicWall Capture Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) sandbox with Real-Time Deep Memory InspectionTM

When you upgrade your SonicWall hardware you gain the latest in next-generation firewall (NGFW) technology and access to the SonicWall Capture Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) service. It’s a cloud-based, multi-engine sandbox that stops both known and unknown cyberattacks from critically impacting your business.

What is the SonicWall ‘3 & Free’ Program?


Once a limited-time promotion, the SonicWall ‘3 & Free’ is now a mainstay offering to loyal SonicWall customers. It’s an easy, cost-effective way for customers to upgrade to the very latest SonicWall next-generation firewall appliance for free.

Eligible customers may receive a complimentary NGFW appliance by purchasing a bundle that includes a three-year subscription of the SonicWall Advanced Gateway Security Suite from their authorized SonicWall SecureFirst partner.

This security suite includes everything you need to stay protected against today’s modern attacks, including ransomware, encrypted threats, zero-day attacks and processor-based exploits. It offers:

  • Capture Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) sandbox
  • Gateway Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware
  • Intrusion Prevention Service
  • Application Control
  • Content Filtering Service
  • 24×7 Support

SonicWall’s exclusive security subscription service also includes SonicWall Real-Time Deep Memory Inspection (RTDMI). A patent-pending technology, RTDMI™ enables Capture ATP to detect and block malware that does not exhibit any malicious behavior or hides weaponry via encryption. This protects your organization from zero-day attacks, malicious PDFs and Microsoft Office files, and even chip-based Spectre, Foreshadow and Meltdown exploits.

Upgrade Your SonicWall Firewall

Ready to upgrade? Take advantage of our ‘3 & Free’ program to get the latest in SonicWall next-generation firewall technology — for free. To upgrade, contact your dedicated SecureFirst Partner or begin your upgrade process via the button below.

CRN Recognizes SonicWall’s Steve Pataky as 2017 Channel Chief

Steve PatakyI am honored to highlight my esteemed colleague, Steve Pataky, Vice President of Worldwide Sales at SonicWall, who was just named CRN Channel Chief – the Top 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs of 2017. Steve not only brings with him more than 25 years of experience and an industry reputation for architecting and executing global channel and go-to-market strategies, but also a deep and genuine passion for helping partners succeed. He’s been a recipient of the CRN Channel Chiefs award for several years, and was among the magazine’s 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs in 2014, 2015 and again this year.

CRN’s 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs of 2017 are drawn from a larger group of Channel honorees that represent the elite members of the IT channel executives – “leaders who drive the channel agenda and evangelize the importance of the channel partnerships.”

2017 Channel Chief

These are exciting times for SonicWall and our Partners. As the newly independent SonicWall we are proudly declaring that we are once again 100% channel, 100% security, 100% of the time. We are so fortunate to have the most tenured, talented and loyal Partners and I know Steve, along with the entire company, feels a deep and abiding obligation to ensure this next generation of SonicWall always puts our Partners first in our strategies and our priorities.

To that end, Steve and our channel team have launched the SonicWall SecureFirst Partner Program worldwide to our thousands of valued SonicWall Partners. SecureFirst is designed to easily give partners access to our entire security portfolio and reward them for the value they bring to selling and supporting SonicWall solutions. We’re thrilled that SecureFirst is off to a extremely fast start. In the first 90 days:

  • SecureFirst program registrations reached over 9,000 Partners across 90 countries
  • SecureFirst registrations in North America exceeded 5,900 Partners
  • SecureFirst Deal Registrations have spiked 66% in North America since divestiture

We look forward to continue helping our partners work with their customers to successfully navigate the expanding landscape of advanced threats in the cyber security arms race. We’re actively driving an industry-leading product portfolio to help customers detect and prevent breaches delivered in any vehicle, in any package, across any network and on any device. In fact, our continued innovations around the SonicWall real time breach prevention platform recently won four awards at RSA 2017 including SC Magazine Trust Award for Best UTM Security Solution for our SonicWall TZ Firewall Series.

It’s clear that with Steve as our channel chief, backed by the full commitment and resource of SonicWall, we will continue to always put our Partners first, with SecureFirst.

Explore Advantages of SonicWall Security As A Service

Don’t try this at home”¦.go with next-gen firewall experts

Cyber attacks are relentless, and increasing in volume, intensity and sophistication. The sophistication of these attacks is beyond your wildest imagining. Do you have the security expertise to guard your business and customer data yourself? Today, more organizations are outsourcing to Security-as-a-Service (SECaaS).

In this two-part blog, I will discuss the top advantages to securing your business with enterprise-class security solutions provided to you as a service. In this first blog, I’ll cover the first four core advantages of SECaaS. In the second, I’ll explore more why this service could work to fit your infrastructure.

Optimally, a Security-as-a-Service provider should enable you to do the following:

1. Outsource your network security to an experienced security provider

Maximize your security position by utilizing certified partners skilled in your next-gen firewalls and associated security technologies. With the right SECaaS solution, you can easily realize the benefits of having an experienced partner overseeing everything for you.

2. Have your SECaaS firewall solution expertly configured by certified engineers

Each business is unique and the firewalls should be built and configurable to fit your needs. Your Security-as-a-Service next-gen firewall solution should block threats on multiple entry points including those from employee laptops, mobile devices and desktops. (Now, even cameras have had malware loaded on them.) You will want custom SECaaS protection for retail, and address the need high-speed wireless network security. For private schools, you will want to protect students and the devices issued to them.

3. The efficiencies of a turn-key solution delivered to your doorstep

You will want your SECaaS solution to have a next-gen firewall, with gateway anti-malware, intrusion prevention and content filtering. All of it should be installed, configured, deployed and managed as one unit. Event data should be available through one reporting system to enable proactive monitor and reporting. Your SECaaS solution should identify threats before your business is impacted.

4. Mobile Mobile Mobile

Allow your employees to access your network while on the road on any device at any time. Your SECaaS should include secure mobile access and VPN for Windows, Apple iOS, Android devices, and enable guest vendors/contractors be able to use the network securely.

Find out how SonicWall Security-as- a-Service (SECaaS) can do it all for you. SonicWall SECaaS provides you with the same level of network security that NASA demands and protects your network from a wide range of emerging threats. Pay month to month for a solution that fits your security needs. SonicWall certified partners are relied upon every day and have gone through rigorous training and education. You will be so happy you did not try this at home.

D&H Distributing Conveys the Benefit of Distribution to Partners at Peak 2016

The following is a guest blog post by Michael Schwab, Co-President at D&H Distributing

As a distribution sponsor of Peak 2016, we’re thrilled to enhance our ongoing relationship with SonicWall and meet with the company’s influential base of partners. At this year’s event at the Aria in Las Vegas, Nevada, Aug. 28-31, we will continue our dialog with SonicWall solution providers on the value we can deliver as a distribution partner. D&H is proud to offer exclusive programs, including our new Pre-Sales Support program, dedicated Cloud Specialists, Partner Services marketing materials, the Incentives Rewards loyalty program, and educational opportunities through both trade events and our state-of-the-art Solutions Lab training platform. These services help partners acquire product knowledge, increase purchasing power and gain incremental revenues, including through solutions like the SonicWall security products.

We endorse a consultative approach with our channel resellers, investing time, effort, and a dedicated account person toward helping each customer grow his or her skills set and core competencies. D&H positions its customers to succeed, helping them to leverage lucrative opportunities ranging from business continuity, to upgrade and total technology refresh projects, to ushering-in the new modern workplace with hosted services and seamless mobile technologies.

Our growing relationship with SonicWall is important to us, being part of our focus on the SMB marketplace. This is why series such as the industry-leading SonicWALL TZ Unified Threat Management (UTM) firewalls, the SonicWall NSA next-gen firewalls and the SonicPoint wireless access points are ideal offerings for our mutual customer community.

View of the SonicWall and D&H Distributing booth at Peak16

Partners can speak to a D&H SonicWall Specialist, part of our world-class Solutions Specialist Team, and other D&H personnel at booth #105, to find out how to benefit from our personalized service model. Attendees can enter to win a $500 American Express gift card giveaway, to be announced Tuesday, August 30 at 5:30 p.m. during the show.  Visit www.dandh.com/peak to find out how to take advantage of the comprehensive business support services that D&H provides. New customers are eligible for a $100 American Express gift card after their first $1,000 purchase.

Be sure to mention us when you participate in social media with #YesPEAK16, @dandh, @SonicWALL. And join in the fun by posting about your SonicWall installation in the event’s social media sweepstakes, using #YesPeak16 and/or #Peak16Selfie. SonicWall partners can follow D&H on Twitter, visit us online at dandh.com, or contact their SonicWall Solution Specialist at SonicWALLSpecialist@dandh.com.

Thanks. We look forward to working with you to realize new opportunities in 2016.


Michael Schwab began his D&H career in 1989 as an outside sales rep. in the Philadelphia area. In 1991, Michael joined the corporate group in the Harrisburg headquarters as director of merchandising. Over the years, he has overseen D&H’s staff of product managers, which has grown from a department of two to the current group of 50+.  In 1999, he was promoted to vice president of purchasing where Michael played an integral role in establishing relationships with major D&H partners including Lenovo and Cisco Systems. Michael assumed the role of co-president, along with his brother Dan Schwab, in May 2008. In their inaugural year as co-presidents, Michael and Dan Schwab were ranked in Everything Channel’s list of the Top Executives in 2008, and have been named to its Top Executive lists every year since, including the #1 spot on the 2011 “SMB Superstars” list.

Michael has been instrumental in leading D&H toward various industry and regional distinctions and awards, including the Central Penn Business Journal’s Business of the Year award 2011, and 2012; that magazine’s #1 Privately-Held Business from 2011 to 2014; The ESOP (Employee Stock Option Program) Association’s AACE Award for best communications program by an employee-owned company; and a host of vendor partner awards.

Michael earned his Bachelor of Science in Economics at the University of Pennsylvania in 1985 and completed a law degree in 1988 at Villanova. Prior to D&H, he worked for the leading accounting and consulting firm Arthur Andersen.

Tech Data and SonicWall Partner to Build Roads to Success

The following is a guest post from Chuck Bartlett, Senior Vice President, Advanced Infrastructure Solutions, Tech Data Corp.

The SonicWall Security Peak Performance 2015 conference is fast approaching. Taking place from Aug. 30 through Sept. 2 in Las Vegas, this conference offers an opportunity to gain important insights about security trends, learn about changing customer needs, and grow your business with SonicWall. As a platinum sponsor, Tech Data is proud to partner with SonicWall to provide education and consulting for resellers focused on industry-leading network security solutions and data protection.

As new security threats happen every second, Tech Data is committed to arming you with the tools and services your business’s security network needs to meet evolving market demands, reduce distractions, and ultimately increase profitability.

According to Gartner, the enterprise network security equipment total in North America is expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.4% until 2019. Tech Data offers comprehensive security solutions that meet the evolving needs of this dynamic market, helping you protect your business and your customers’ data. Additionally, Tech Data provides best-in-class customer service and customized partner enablement programs””including sales and technical training, lead generation, and marketing services””to help grow your SonicWall business.

SonicWall offers industry-leading security solutions. Together with Tech Data’s dedicated team of industry experts””including software licensing specialists, system engineers, and product sales champions””we will work with you and your sales team to establish a customized, value-added channel enablement strategy that works for your business.

Please plan to visit us at booth #9 during the event for a one-on-one consultation. See you in Las Vegas!

Engage in event activities and follow the conversation on Twitter at @SonicWall and @Tech_Data using the conference hashtag #SonicWallPeak.

SonicWall Peak Performance Conference - Tech Data