Sonicwall hits a million

Sonicwall has hit global shipments of one million units of its appliance-based solutions in network security, e-mail security, secure remote access and data backup and recovery markets.

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By  Administrator Published  April 30, 2007

Sonicwall has hit global shipments of one million units of its appliance-based solutions in network security, e-mail security, secure remote access and data backup and recovery markets. The vendor attributes this feat to the success of its channel partners in the region.

"Our company strategy is predicated on the success of our channel partners, without whom we would not be celebrating this achievement," said Shahnawaz Sheikh, regional sales manager at Sonicall MEA.

"Sonicwall recognised early on that, to serve the unmet security needs of small and mid-tier businesses, a dedicated channel strategy was required. This dedication to our channel partners remains a core company strategy today, affecting every area of our operation. Reaching an installed base of one million units demonstrates the vitality of our strategy, for the channel and end-users, of creating purpose-built products that are simple to install, use and manage," he added.

Emtech, a gold medallion partner of Sonicwall endorsed its success claiming the vendor supported it by helping solve complex IT problems with easily managed, effective security and dynamic network services. According to Vijayan Raman, managing director at Emtech: "Our customers are not IT specialists, so they look to us for guidance on their network needs, and we recommend SonicWALL as their security solution. To date, Emtech has installed over 400 SonicWALL units for customers throughout the Emirates".

Over the past three years, SonicWALL has diversified its solutions beyond its firewall VPN family, adding SSL-VPN remote access, data backup and recovery and e-mail security to its product portfolio. Raqmiyat, a leading IT systems integrator in the UAE, was quick to heap praise upon Sonicwall.

"Raqmiyat has been working with SonicWALL since 2005 on a variety of clients in the corporate and private sectors including retail, manufacturing, distribution, banking, hospitality and education," said Sandeep Saxena, AVP technology solutions at Raqmiyat. "With an installed base covering wide portfolio of Sonicwall solutions, we are looking forward to continuing a legacy of superior product and service delivery to the local market," he concluded.

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