SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SonicWALL, Inc., the leading provider of intelligent network security and data protection solutions, today announced the NSA 2400MX and Web Application Firewall Service have won the 2011 SC Magazine Annual Awards within their respective Reader Trust categories. The announcement was made on Feb. 15, 2011 at the SC Magazine Awards Gala, held in conjunction with the annual RSA Conference in San Francisco, CA. Also at the RSA Conference, SonicWALL announced its SuperMassive E10000 Series of next-generation firewalls.
With a record number of nominations, the 2011 SC Magazine Awards U.S. competition was the most robust and competitive in the program's history. In addition to winning these two awards, SonicWALL had been named a finalist in four other categories including:
- Best Enterprise Firewall - SonicWALL E-Class Network Security Appliance (NSA) E8500
- Best IPSec/SSL VPN - SonicWALL Secure Remote Access (SRA) EX7000
- Best Email Security - SonicWALL E-Class ESA ES8300
- Best Endpoint/UTM Security - SonicWALL E-Class Network Security Appliance (NSA) E8500
Both of SonicWALL's award-winning products, the SonicWALL NSA 2400MX for Best Integrated Security UTM Product, and the SonicWALL Web Application Firewall Service for Best Web Application Firewall, were named category winners after proving their success and overall impact to the Reader Trust Voting Panel. The panel is comprised of security and technology experts from large, medium and small enterprises across all major vertical markets, representing the wide distribution of SC Magazine readers. The Reader Trust Awards were granted based on performance against a number of key criteria including functionality, manageability, ease of use and scalability of the product or service, as well as customer service and support.
"The SC Magazine Reader Trust Award is a prestigious honor and we're very pleased to be recognized for our technology and market leadership," said Patrick Sweeney, vice president of product management and corporate marketing at SonicWALL. "I firmly believe SC Magazine has honored SonicWALL products this year and in prior years, because we are firmly committed to helping IT professionals in their battle for a more secure enterprise. These two awards, along with the additional finalist nominations, motivate us to work even harder to offer SonicWALL customers of all verticals and sizes the best possible security and data protection solutions."
Now in its 14th year, the annual SC Magazine Awards represent the information security industry's most prominent accolade, showcasing the best solutions, services and professionals while recognizing achievement and technical excellence. SC Magazine distinguishes the achievements of the security professionals in the trenches, the innovations happening in the vendor and service provider communities, and the passionate work of government, commercial and nonprofits – all working to help improve global security. For more information and a detailed list of categories and winners, please visit www.scmagazineus.com/awards.
"The competition was definitely fierce this year," said SC Magazine editor-in-chief Illena Armstrong. "But the SonicWALL NSA 2400MX and SonicWALL Web Application Firewall Service truly convinced our panel. These awards clearly underscore the advanced technology, thought leadership and success of SonicWALL in the field of IT security."
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About SonicWALL, Inc.
Guided by its vision of Dynamic Security for the Global Network, SonicWALL develops advanced intelligent network security and data protection solutions that adapt as organizations evolve and as threats evolve. Trusted by small and large enterprises worldwide, SonicWALL solutions are designed to detect and control applications and protect networks from intrusions and malware attacks through award-winning hardware, software and virtual appliance-based solutions. For more information, visit http://www.sonicwall.com/.
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