TechValidate Research on SonicWall

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3,543 Customers Surveyed

26,495 Data Points Collected

161 Published TechFacts

5 Published Charts

102 Published Case Studies

Selected Research Highlights

SonicWall Network Security Customer Research

Why They Chose SonicWall

What type of cyberattack influenced your decision to purchase a SonicWall TZ firewall?

Never-before-seen/zero-day cyberattacks
Encrypted threats
PDF & Office document threats
Non-standard port attacks
IoT attacks
Side-channel attacks

SonicWall NSa firewalls Case Study

New Jersey Public Schools


This case study of New Jersey Public Schools is based on an August 2019 survey of SonicWall NSa firewalls customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“As a public school, it is extremely important that our users are safe and that inappropriate material is blocked. We are happy with the results of our SonicWall NSA, "says Kevin O’Donnel, IT Manager, New Jersey Public Schools. “Our SonicWall NSa firewall is meeting or exceeding my performance and security expectations.”


New Jersey Public Schools ultimately selected SonicWall NSa firewalls because they were challenged with consolidating security and networking features in a single solution.

Use Case

Zero-touch deployment was particularly important in selecting their SonicWall NSa firewall.


O’Donnell is very satisfied with the NSa Series firewall. “We are a public school and it is extremely important that our users are safe and that inappropriate material is blocked. I am able to block by country, URL and wildcards. SonicWall NSa provide the best security value.”

New Jersey Public Schools realized the following operational benefits following the deployment of their SonicWall NSa firewall:

  • Faster performance
  • Improved data protection of critical information
  • Met regulatory compliance standards

SonicWall Network Security Customer Testimonial

Safe Haven in a Dangerous World

SonicWall has helped to keep my clients safe in a dangerous cyber world while making it easy to connect offices and remotes. Staying compliant with HIPAA security requirements as well.

William Novak, Business Professional, Vision Health Systems

SonicWall Cloud App Security Case Study



This case study of Data-Sec is based on a December 2019 survey of SonicWall Cloud App Security customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“SonicWall Cloud App Security lets us secure a Microsoft Office 365 E3 or F1 plan with SonicWall Advanced Threat Protection,” says Daniel Franz, Senior IT Architect at Data-Sec, a German large-enterprise security products and services company. “It provides visibility for applications which are used in the company and additional data leakage prevention.”


The organization had tried Microsoft email security prior to selecting SonicWall Cloud App Security (CAS).

The challenge that most influenced their decision to deploy SonicWall Cloud App Security protection against advanced malware or ransomware.

Use Case

Key features and functionalities of SonicWall Cloud App Security that were important in selecting SonicWall Cloud App Security included:

  • Unified solution to protect SaaS email and/or data within SaaS apps
  • AI\ML-driven, next-generation security protections
  • Cloud-native email protection for Office 365 email or Gmail
  • Integration with SonicWall Capture Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) sandbox
  • Capture Security Center as a ‘single pane of glass’ to manage multiple SonicWall products


Franz is extremely satisfied with his experience using SonicWall Cloud App Security (CAS) and finds it provides the best security value.

“SonicWall Cloud App Security is meeting or exceeding my performance and security expectations.”

As a result, the surveyed company:

  • Improved visibility/control of SaaS email and app threat landscape
  • Improved protection of critical information
  • Lowered total cost of ownership (TCO)

SonicWall SD-Branch Customer Review

Small Business Computer Services Company

5/5 Stars

Would you recommend SonicWall?

The best.

SonicWall NSa firewalls Customer Research

Top Reasons to Switch to SonicWall

What types of operational benefits did your organization realize following the deployment of your SonicWall NSa firewall?

Improved data protection of critical information
Improved overall system uptime
Delivered faster performance
Met regulatory compliance standards
Reduced IT infrastructure costs
Lowered total cost of ownership
Improved the efficiency of a business process

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About SonicWall

SonicWall delivers Boundless Cybersecurity for the hyper-distributed era in a work reality where everyone is remote, mobile and unsecure. SonicWall safeguards organizations mobilizing for their new business normal with seamless protection that stops the most evasive cyberattacks across boundless exposure points and increasingly remote, mobile and cloud-enabled workforces. 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 or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram.

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