TechValidate Research on SonicWall

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)

About This Data

This data was sourced directly from verified users of SonicWall by TechValidate.

TechValidate verifies the identity and organizational affiliation of all participants that contribute to published research data. When research participants so desire, we also guarantee their anonymity so that they may share information honestly and freely.

More Research on SonicWall