SonicWall acquired by Dell
SonicWall, originally a private company headquartered in San Jose, California, and now owned by Dell, sells a range of Internet appliances primarily directed at content control and network security. These include devices providing services for network firewalls, UTMs (Unified Threat Management), VPNs (Virtual Private Network), backup and recovery, and anti-spam for email. The company also markets information subscription services related to their products. The company solutions also serve to solve issues surrounding HIPAA and PCI compliance issues.
On March 13, 2012, USA Today said that Dell announced its intent to acquire SonicWALL, which then had 130 patents and 950 employees. Dell’s acquisition of SonicWall became official on May 9, 2012.
Dell has successfully completed the acquisition of SonicWALL, Inc., a leader in advanced network security, secure remote access, and data protection. SonicWALL’s industry-leading Next-Generation Firewalls and Unified Threat Management (UTM) Firewalls complement Dell’s security solutions portfolio, enabling it to offer customers a broader range of enterprise offerings.
Dell has taken significant steps to expand its enterprise solutions portfolio to offer customers a complete range of products and solutions to help customers simplify the management of their IT infrastructure. SonicWALL expands Dell’s rapidly growing security portfolio, which includes Dell SecureWorks security services, cloud security solutions and data encryption solutions, and Dell KACE vulnerability and patch management.
Dell SonicWALL solutions are available for small and mid-sized business customers through large enterprise customers. They are deployed in large campus environments, distributed enterprise settings, government, retail point-of-sale and healthcare segments. Due to the constantly evolving landscape of threats, organizations need to deploy more comprehensive, dynamic security solutions. Dell SonicWALL’s dynamic network security and data protection enable Dell to offer comprehensive Next-Generation Firewall and Unified Threat Management solutions. In addition, Dell SonicWALL also provides Secure Remote Access, Email Security, Backup and Recovery, and Management and Reporting to organizations of all sizes. Its Global Management System allows network administrators to centrally manage and provision thousands of security appliances across a widely distributed network.