Dell has signed a definitive agreement to acquire SonicWALL, a provider in advanced network security and data protection.
SonicWALL expands Dell’s growing security portfolio, which includes Dell SecureWorks security services, cloud security solutions and data encryption solutions, and Dell KACE vulnerability and patch management.
SonicWALL has more than 130 patents, registered and pending, and develops all of its own key security gateway intellectual property. Today, more than 300,000 customers use SonicWALL security solutions, including firewalls, secure remote access, email security, backup and recovery, and policy, management and reporting.
The increased frequency and diversity of security threats, requires customers to deploy more comprehensive security solutions.
SonicWALL’s award-winning Global Management System allows network administrators to centrally manage and provision thousands of security appliances across a widely distributed network:
- SonicWALL’s Unified Threat Management solution is ranked as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management appliances.
- SonicWALL’s SuperMassive provides Next-Generation Firewall specifically designed for the needs of enterprise, government, university and service provider deployments that require scalability, high availability and high performance.
- SonicWALL integrates advanced networking and remote access technologies to verify and defend the security of traditional and wireless networks, users and applications — and their endpoint devices — while scanning the entire data stream across platforms and perimeters.
“We are building a strategic software portfolio to address the needs of our customers with key assets in the fast-growing and highly profitable IT security solutions business. Our customers see security as a key IT concern for the foreseeable future,” said John Swainson, president, Dell Software Group. “SonicWALL gives Dell access to unique intellectual property resources and technology that position us well in fast growing parts of the software security business.”