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SonicWall NSa firewall Case Study

Northumberland Public Library


This case study of SonicWall NSa firewall deployment at Northumberland Public Library is based on a survey by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The library serves the community of Northumberland County, Virginia, providing free access to multi-media information and library materials, as well as instructional, educational, and cultural opportunities.

“The NSa provides the best security value, and beat the competition in security effectiveness.”
—Cherie Carl, IT Specialist


The library’s IT Specialist, Cherie Carl, sought to optimize network security performance. She had evaluated Cisco Meraki before selecting the SonicWall NSa Series next-generation firewall.

Use Case

“We use the firewall for all Internet traffic in our library,” says Carl.

Utilizing innovative deep learning technologies in the SonicWall Capture Cloud Platform, the NSa series delivers the automated real-time breach detection and prevention organizations need.


The library is extremely satisfied with the SonicWall NSa solution.

“The SonicWall NSa series delivers secure Internet for our library. Plus, SonicWall provides very helpful support” says Carl. “It’s easy to deploy and manage, and includes the networking features I need."

Since implementing the NSa, the library has improved data protection of critical information, while improving overall system uptime.

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