Bob VanKirk becomes CRO, which will strengthen SonicWall’s push to become a more significant enterprise player, but the company is emphasizing this won’t impact their commitment to the SMB market and their partners who serve that space.
While the financial and organizational linkages to Quest since it and SonicWall were spun together out of Dell in November 2016 were not at the level of a distraction, the removal of their final elements will benefit the company going forward.
The SonicWall Capture Cloud Real-Time Deep Memory Inspection was added as a fourth Capture Cloud engine some months back, and is now being made public because of its ability to block the Meltdown exploit.
Comodo had an extensive hoster and MSP channel before being acquired, and the new leadership team brought in by Francisco Partners will be expanding the channel, especially among enterprise resellers with vertical focus, and into the Internet of Things.
SentinelOne’s technology is strong on remediation of malicious attacks, and the partnership with SonicWall will enable automatic remediation of ransomware and other attacks by reversing system and file modifications.