TechValidate Research on SonicWall

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5,296 Customers Surveyed

38,315 Data Points Collected

200 Published TechFacts

15 Published Charts

127 Published Case Studies

Selected Research Highlights

SonicWall Customer Research

Ransomware Still Top of Mind 2022

Which types of cyberattacks are you most concerned about?

Phishing and spear-phishing
Encrypted malware
File-less attack
Memory-based malware
IoT malware
Side-channel attacks

SonicWall NSa firewalls Customer Research

Which single challenge most influenced your organization to deploy SonicWall NSa firewalls?

Consolidating security and networking features in a single solution
Lowering total cost of ownership
Optimizing network security performance
Providing greater scalability for network security
Receiving satisfactory support and customer service
Enforcing a uniform advanced security platform across distributed sites
Easing central management of firewalls across distributed sites

SonicWall Cloud App Security Customer Review

5/5 Stars

How our organization uses SonicWall Cloud App Security:

At this point, mostly as the added security layer for M365 email.

How we used SonicWall Cloud App Security to enable our workers to use cloud-based emails from home during the pandemic:

SonicWall Customer Testimonial

SonicWall allows remote work in absolute safety.

Maurizio Tormena, Project Manager, Italcomp Informatica

SonicWall SMA Case Study

SBE Global


This case study of SBE Global is based on an April 2020 survey of SonicWall SMA customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“We use SonicWall SMA to allow our workforce to securely access the enterprise LAN from home or anywhere in the world, which is especially needed in these troubled times due to COVID-19,” says Gregory Dumont, Chief Information Security Officer. “SonicWall was very responsive to our request for adding 100 users and also provided a 10-day Spike license for free which we made full use of.”


The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select SonicWall SMA:

  • Need to provide flexible secure access for employees working from home during COVID-19
    *Deployed SonicWall SMA because they faced challenges with identity-based [user/device] secure access.

Use Case

“SonicWall SMA is a secure, flexible and easy-to-use solution to help connect and secure remote workforces and work-from-home employees,” says Dumont. He finds that SonicWall SMA includes the end-to-end security features that his enterprise needs.

Important features when selecting SonicWall SMA include:

  • Client/Clientless and Tunnel/Web SSL VPN
  • Multifactor Authentication (MFA)
  • Advanced Endpoint Control
  • Flexible Spike Licenses


“My SonicWall SMA is meeting or exceeding my performance and security expectations,” says Dumont. He is very satisfied with his experience with SonicWall Secure Mobile Access (SMA).

SBE realized the following operational benefits after deploying their SonicWall SMA:

  • Improved the efficiency of managing a globally distributed secure access infrastructure
  • Simplified access control and gained single-pane-of-glass visibility
  • Rapidly secured connections with an expanded at-home workforce

SonicWall SD-Branch Case Study

City of Courtenay


This case study of City of Courtenay is based on a September 2020 survey of SonicWall SD-Branch customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“The SonicWall Switch product is awesome. We can have a VPN up and running in less than 15 minutes. Adding additional products like cameras are super easy to configure. It gives me peace of mind. I can set it and forget it.”

“The Sonic Wall product line should be considered in any network environment where you need reliability and security. We would recommend SonicWall SD-Branch to lower management costs and improve security through standards of implementation.”
- Rod Armstrong, Manager of Asset Management Technical Services


The city chose to deploy SonicWall SD-Branch to:

  • Streamline management in a distributed enterprise deployment
  • Provide secure managed connectivity between HQ & remote office or branches

Use Case

Armstrong reports that the most important elements of their SonicWall SD-Branch use case include:

  • Zero-touch deployment
  • Switches and access point integration
  • Centralized device and security management
  • Security and segmentation for compliance


Armstrong rates the SonicWall SD-Branch solution 5 out of 5 stars.

The city received the following operational benefits after deploying SonicWall SD-Branch:

  • Achieved Zero-Touch deployment
  • Lowered connectivity costs with distributed branches

Armstrong agrees that SonicWall SD-Branch:

  • Helps them keep pace with the changing network and security landscape
  • Provides unparalleled performance, security, and manageability
  • Met their needs better than competitive solutions
  • Lowered their operational costs

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About SonicWall

SonicWall delivers Boundless Cybersecurity for the hyper-distributed era and a work reality where everyone is remote, mobile and unsecure. By knowing the unknown, providing real-time visibility and enabling breakthrough economics, SonicWall closes the cybersecurity business gap for enterprises, governments and SMBs worldwide. For more information, visit