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SonicWall SD-Branch Case Study

Great American Restaurants


This case study of Great American Restaurants is based on a September 2020 survey of SonicWall SD-Branch customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“The fact that SonicWall SD-Branch comes together in one appliance makes it a sure thing for me. Less hardware maintenance and subscriptions to manage. I love using the SonicWall Switches.

SonicWall has been my go-to firewall for over a decade. With the expansion of the product offerings and a seamless integration, it is a no brainer."

—Chris Denyer, IT Director


The large enterprise hospitality company had faced challenges in deploying networking and security at scale, which had motivated their deployment of their SonicWall SD-Branch solution.

They had previously evaluated Meraki and VeloCloud solutions before choosing SonicWall SD-Branch.

Use Case

The company deployed SonicWall SD-Branch to replace expensive MPLS connections at enterprise branch locations.

They have deployed SonicWall TZ entry-level and NS_a_ midrange firewalls in their SD-Branch environment. The company also uses SonicWall Hosted Email Security.


The company received the following operational benefits after deploying SonicWall SD-Branch:

  • Lowered connectivity costs with distributed branches
  • Scaled easier and faster

Denyer reports that the most important benefits of the SonicWall SD-Branch solution for the company were:

  • Centralized device and security management
  • Security and segmentation for compliance

He agrees that SonicWall SD-Branch:

  • Provides unparalleled performance, security, and manageability
  • Met their needs better than competitive solutions
  • Lowered their operational costs

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