TechValidate Research on SonicWall

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5,296 Customers Surveyed

38,315 Data Points Collected

204 Published TechFacts

15 Published Charts

127 Published Case Studies

Selected Research Highlights

SonicWall Customer Research

Advanced Threat Protection Is Critical

Which single challenge most influenced your organization to add SonicWall Capture ATP?

Protection against advanced malware or ransomware
Protection against new, unknown or emerging attack types (e.g., zero-day attacks)
Simplicity of integrating with existing products (e.g., SonicWall firewalls, email security, etc.)
Real-time visibility and reporting via Capture Security Center
Protection against memory-based attacks

SonicWall Case Study

Dreaming Tree Technology


This case study of Dreaming Tree Technology is based on an August 2021 survey of SonicWall customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Protection against zero-day threats that happens basically automatically with very little configuration required on the SonicWall. We enable it on every SonicWall we configure and manage, which is in the thousands, as it provides the much-needed added layer of security against today’s most dangerous zero-day threats.”


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

  • Sandbox services they have had in place or evaluated before selecting SonicWall Capture ATP:
    • McAfee Advanced Threat Defense
    • Fortinet FortiSandbox
  • When asked which single challenge most influenced their organization to add SonicWall Capture ATP, said protection against advanced malware or ransomware.

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of SonicWall that the surveyed company uses:

  • Features important for them in selecting SonicWall Capture ATP:
    • Inclusion of Real-Time Deep Memory Inspection (RTDMI) to block unknown attacks
    • Integration across SonicWall’s product portfolio
    • AI\ML-driven security protections
    • Block-until-verdict capability
    • Third-party validation or certification (e.g., ICSA Labs)


The surveyed company achieved the following results with SonicWall:

  • They are extremely satisfied with the SonicWall Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) sandbox service.
  • SonicWall product(s) they have integrated with Capture ATP:
    • SonicWall Firewall (TZ, NSa, NSsp, etc.)
    • SonicWall Capture Client Endpoint Protection
  • They agree that SonicWall Capture ATP beat the competition in security effectiveness.
  • Types of operational benefits their organization realized following the enablement of SonicWall Capture ATP:
    • Improved productivity (i.e, higher employee uptime) by avoiding stoppages due to security incidents (e.g., ransomware incident)
    • Improved the efficiency of threat response processes
    • Improved protection of critical information
    • A greater ability to meet regulatory compliance standards
    • Lowered total cost of ownership (TCO)

SonicWall Network Security Customer Testimonial

They have been able to connect us together over remote sites and provide us a level of security that we have been needing against outside threats.

Nathan Bergman, System Administrator, Flint Communications

SonicWall NSa firewalls Case Study

Endicott College


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

“The NSa appliance has benefited us the most by giving us a platform that is easy to manage,” says Rob Klopotoski, Director of Network Services, Endicott College. “Because it uses the same software as all of the other models, we only need to train our admins on a single interface.”

“We use the NSa firewalls as both VPN concentrators, as well as being the default gateway for a lot of our smaller network segments. They give us great flexibility because the rule sets are simple, and easy to make consistent across the network.”

The NSa solution has met or exceeded the college’s performance and security expectations.


Endicott College deployed SonicWall NSa firewalls because they were challenged with enforcing a uniform advanced security platform across distributed sites.

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of SonicWall NSa firewalls that were important in selecting their SonicWall NSa firewall included:

  • Deep Packet Inspection of Encrypted Traffic (DPI-SSL)
  • An integrated VPN


The college is extremely satisfied with their NSa Series firewall, and finds it includes the networking features they need.
They achieved the following operational benefits following the deployment of their SonicWall NSa firewall:

  • Improved overall system uptime
  • Faster performance

SonicWall Customer Research

More Money, More Problems?

To meet growing cybersecurity demands, would you describe your current IT/cybersecurity budget as:

Adequate: 56%
Inadequate: 41%
More than what we can spend: 3%

SonicWall NSa firewalls Customer Testimonial

End-to-End Benefits

Benefitting a university institution with more than 20,000 users in:

  • Published Web Services (more than 50 servers)
  • Share the Internet Service
  • Organization security
  • Extranet services with VPN (Site to Site, Client to Site)
  • DualStack IP4/IPv6 Services

Harby Gil Arteaga, Network Administrator, University of Quindío

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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