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.
A surge in ransomware attacks in Q1 re-emphasizes the value proposition of the SonicWall integrated portfolio of solutions, which now combines the Capture Cloud Platform working in concert with other devices in the data centre.
The SonicWall SecureFirst MSSP Program provides customized services generation capability for experienced MSSPs, blueprints for those newer to the space, and white-labelling of the experienced MSSPs’ services for partners just making the move.
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.
The new SonicWall program will co-develop professional services with the designated professional services partners, and then make the services available to all partners through a SKU, with the implementation done by a local professional services partner,
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.
When SonicWall split from Dell last fall, many of SonicWall’s traditional partners couldn’t have been happier. But for SonicWall, the new opportunity also means a lot of work shoring up old relationships, and building some new ones.