Alvaka Networks Announces its Appointment to SonicWALL’s (MSSP) Program and New MSSP Referral Network (MRN).

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Alvaka Networks, Inc., announces its appointment as a SonicWALL's Managed Security Services Partner (MSSP) and Member of their MSSP Referral Network (MRN). This appointment confirms Alvaka's position as a leading managed security services provider.

Alvaka Networks, Inc., announces its appointment as a SonicWALL Managed Security Services Partner (MSSP) and Member of their new MSSP Referal Network (MRN). This appointment confirms Alvaka's position as a leading Managed Security Services Provider. SonicWALL provides a dynamic platform that Alvaka Networks will customize to deliver unique managed security solutions comprising of firewall, VPN, anti-virus, anti-spyware, content filtering, and intrusion prevention, tailored to each customer's needs.

The MSSP program and MRN agreement has presented Alvaka with a rare opportunity. This relationship empowers Alvaka to leverage its 12+ years of Managed Service Provider (MSP) experience together with SonicWall's powerful, simple and affordable security solutions and significant customer footprint. Building on the combined channel and market recognition of the two companies, and an aggressive go-to-market strategy, Alvaka Networks expects to move the SonicWall product up channel, increase the renewals and retention of SonicWall support agreements, and convert static firewall customers to users of managed security appliances.

“Alvaka Networks will bring the highest levels of professionalism and customer service to our small to medium size clients”, said Sugata Sanyal, senior director of managed security services at SonicWall. “During its twelve-year MSP history, Alvaka Networks has proven to be a true pioneer and influencer in the MSP space. They have been instrumental to vendors such as SonicWALL in gaining valuable insight into the MSP sales, pricing and delivery model. We are excited to have them on board as an MSSP partner.”

“Many appliance vendors have started the process of bundling third party functionality into their products,” said Rex Frank, CTO of Alvaka Networks. “Anti-virus, spam filtering, anti-spyware and intrusion prevention solutions are now being included with what we once knew as firewalls. These multi-function appliances will fast become commonplace in the market but SonicWall has been one of the first to provide a well-rounded offering in this space following a far-reaching technology refresh. The combination of Alvaka 's managed services, Sonicwall's multifunction appliances, and affordable new monthly pricing creates a winning proposition.” This new offering will deliver secure, affordable, outsourced security services for end users and the VARs who support them. SonicWALL introduced its MSSP program this year to provide channel partners with a new framework for providing outsourced security services and allow them to take part in the worldwide market for managed services, estimated by IDC to reach $21.7 billion by 2007.

SonicWALL and Alvaka have brought significant investment and strong commitment to this relationship, which will bring the productivity and security benefits of both SonicWALL's MSSP program and Alvaka Networks' award winning services to the forefront among resellers and customers. Alvaka and Sonicwall Channel partners will be able to offer their customers comprehensive, affordable security services to ease the administrative burden of maintaining a secure network. End users in organizations of all sizes will benefit from predictable costs, outsourced management of changing security requirements, 24x7 rapid response, and worry-free protection that enables them to focus on their core businesses.

Alvaka recently integrated SonicWALL security solutions into its AlvakaNet Advanced Network Management Services. AlvakaNet, a rapidly expanding and mature fifth generation family of service products, is a menu of advanced network management, monitoring, security and IT helpdesk services. “SonicWALL provides us with higher performance, greatly simplified integration and the ability to centrally manage their security solutions,” said Alvaka Networks' Director of Managed Services, Unnar Gardarsson. “Working with the SonicWALL executive team has been truly refreshing. The SonicWALL team is extremely professional, open to new ideas and above all, they understand the MSP model.”

About Alvaka Networks, Inc.

Alvaka Networks Inc., headquartered in Huntington Beach , California , is a leading provider of network management, monitoring, security and integration services. Alvaka's core company purpose is to constantly improve the way networks are managed and serviced. AlvakaNet and Netplan, Alvaka's flagship service products, are a bundled set of network management, monitoring, security and Internet access services that provide Alvaka Networks' clients with guaranteed 24x7 uptime and lower Total Cost of Ownership. We leverage 23 plus years of in the field experience and more than 13 years as a leader in the MSP space to deliver the highest quality of service and return on investment to SMB Clients. For more information, contact Alvaka Network's at +1 (714) 891-2001 or visit the company web site at http://www.alvaka.net.

Alvaka Press Contact:

Kevin McDonald, Vice President.

About SonicWALL, Inc.

SonicWALL, Inc. is a leading provider of integrated network security, mobility, and productivity solutions for the SMB, enterprise, e-commerce, education, healthcare, retail/point-of-sale, and government markets. Core technologies include firewall, VPN, wireless, gateway anti-virus/anti-spyware/intrusion detection and prevention, SSL, desktop anti-virus, and content filtering, along with award-winning security management solutions. Together, these products and technologies provide the most comprehensive distributed enforcement architecture available. SonicWALL, Inc. is headquartered in Sunnyvale , CA. SonicWALL trades on the NASDAQ exchange under the symbol SNWL. For more information, contact SonicWALL at +1 (408) 745-9600 or visit the company web site at http://www.sonicwall.com.

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