SonicWALL Named 2010 Best Channel Vendor by Business Solutions Magazine

SonicWALL Recognized For Top Performing, Feature-Rich and Reliable Security Appliances

Jan 08, 2010, 09:00 ET from SonicWALL, Inc.

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SonicWALL, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNWL), a leading secure network infrastructure company, today announced that it has been recognized as a 2010 Best Channel Vendor within the Security category by Business Solutions Magazine (BSM). SonicWALL was recognized for providing the marketplace with top performing security appliances, product features and reliability.

"SonicWALL's comprehensive product offering, market presence and commitment to its channel business model provide Postec strong competitive advantages when approaching potential clients concerning their obligations under current PCI-DSS requirements," said Sam Reynolds, Director and Executive Vice President for Postec, a SonicWALL Gold Medallion partner.

SonicWALL's Medallion Partner Program enables partners to grow profitable businesses based on its comprehensive offering of high-performance security products and services. With a unique value innovation strategy, SonicWALL gives its Medallion Partners a ready market, the potential for strong margins and recurring revenues, and marketing and selling support from its award-winning partner program.

"We work hard to constantly improve our Medallion channel program for our partners, and potential partners, who we depend on greatly to provide customers with our security appliances and services," said Marvin Blough, Vice President of Worldwide Sales for SonicWALL. "To be recognized as a Best Channel Vendor by the VAR subscribers of Business Solutions Magazine validates the enhancements we have made to our Medallion Channel program over the last year."

Conducted from September 2009 through October 2009, the 2010 Best Channel Vendors survey by BSM received over 12,000 votes from more than 1,300 unique reseller subscribers of the publication. These resellers represent an estimated $8.8 billion in annual sales. VARs are asked to rate their vendor partners on a scale of 0 to 5 within seven categories: support and service offering, channel friendliness, channel program, product features, product reliability, product innovation, and adequate VAR margin. These categories were predetermined by the editorial staff of BSM. BSM eliminates any ballots that cannot verify the reseller as a Business Solutions Magazine VAR subscriber.

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About Business Solutions Magazine

For 18 years, Business Solutions Magazine has inspired executives of IT channel companies (VARs, integrators, and solutions providers) to grow their businesses by teaching them how to sell new IT products and services, penetrate thriving vertical markets, and integrate complementary technologies. Business Solutions delivers its insight through channel success stories and advice from industry analysts, vendors, and our expert technology editors.

About SonicWALL, Inc.

SonicWALL, Inc. the leader in network security, focuses on developing solutions that remove the cost and complexity out of managing a secure network environment. With over one million award-winning appliances shipped through its global network of ten thousand channel partners, SonicWALL provides end-to-end solutions including Firewalls, SSL VPNs, Email Security and Continuous Data Protection that collectively ensure robust, secure network protection. For more information, visit the company web site at

Safe Harbor Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The forward-looking statements include but are not limited to statements regarding the benefits associated with SonicWALL's product offerings, market presence and channel commitment and the benefits associated with the SonicWALL medallion partner program. These forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of management at the time the statements are made and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements. In addition, please see the "Risk Factors" described in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008, for a more detailed description of the risks facing our business. All forward-looking statements included in this release are based upon information available to SonicWALL as of the date of the release, and we assume no obligation to update any such forward-looking statement.

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