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SonicWall Email Security Case Study

Law Offices of the Public Defender – State Of New Mexico


This case study of Law Offices of the Public Defender (LOPD) for the State of New Mexico is based on a survey of SonicWall Email Security customers by TechValidate, a third-party research service. The LOPD is New Mexico’s largest law firm. The administration office is in Santa Fe, with a dozen distributed district offices. It has 406 staff, including 221 attorneys and contracting with approximately 160 private attorneys to represent over 70,000 cases each year. The Department also has 15 social workers across the state in its district offices.

“SonicWall Email Security is very reliable and secure.”
— Adrian Martinez, IT Manager


The LOPD had previously been challenged by spam and phishing attacks, as well as email containing malware, ransomware, and malicious embedded links.

  • Evaluated an email security solution after facing the following challenges:
    • Phishing
    • Malware/ransomware
    • Malicious embedded links
    • Spam

Use Case

The LOPD deployed a SonicWall Email Security appliance. “We chose SonicWall Email Security because of its reliability and that it’s easy to manage,” says Martinez.

SonicWall Email Security appliances provide multi-layered protection from inbound and outbound email threats and compliance violations by scanning all inbound and outbound email content, URLs and attachments for sensitive data, delivering real-time protection.

“We added SonicWall Email Security to our LDAP and Exchange,” says Martinez. The solution leverages multiple, patented SonicWall threat detection techniques and a unique, worldwide attack identification and monitoring network.


“It’s now easier to manage any issues that arise,” reports Martinez. “I most like the real-time updates and security.”

Martinez adds that the following features of the solution have helped achieve these benefits:

• Anti-phishing
• Anti-virus/anti-spyware
• Advanced Threat Prevention
• Robust management and reporting
• Multi-tenancy support

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