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SonicWall NSa firewall Case Study

Delano Union Elementary School District


This case study of Delano Union Elementary School District is based on a December 2020 survey of SonicWall NSa firewall customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“The SonicWall NSa is a solid product with great support. It performs as expected, configurations are straightforward, and logging and reporting are easy to access.”
— Jahad Suboh, IT Director


The district wanted to optimize network security performance and scalability, while keeping cost of ownership low. At the same time, it sought to enhance levels of user satisfaction and support.

Suboh evaluated Cisco Meraki and Sophos before selecting the SonicWall NSa series firewall solution.

Use Case

Suboh supports 12 elementary schools in Kern County, California. He has deployed the NSa firewall to deliver secure VPN access for remote users.

The NSa series provides the district with advanced threat prevention in a high-performance security platform.


Suboh is very satisfied with his SonicWall solution. Since deploying the NSa series firewall, Suboh has seen improved data protection of critical information. In addition, he reports improved overall system uptime and faster performance.

Suboh believes that SonicWall Real-Time Deep Memory Inspection (RTDMI), Deep Packet Inspection of Encrypted Traffic (DPI-SSL) and integrated VPN have helped the district achieve these benefits.

“It’s easy to deploy and manage, and includes the networking features I need.”

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