CRN Magazine Readers Name Dell SonicWALL Winner in Network Security Appliance Category in Annual Report Card Poll

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• Dell SonicWALL voted best in product innovation in vendor balloting • Dell SonicWALL wins network security category second year in a row

Product innovation is just one of the areas where Dell SonicWALL consistently shines,” said Vince Massey, senior director North American Channels at Dell SonicWALL.

Tweet this: 3,700 solution providers can’t be wrong: Dell #SonicWALL = tops in product innovation in Network Security #NGFW

Dell™ SonicWALL™ today announced it won the Product Innovation sub-category and tied for first place in the overall category of Network Security Appliances in CRN Magazine’s 2012 Annual Report Card. Each year, the CRN Annual Report Card gives solution providers the chance to rate their own vendor partners on product innovation, support and partnership criteria.

Recognized as one of the IT channel's top honors, the CRN ARC award serves as a definitive benchmark of relationships between vendors and their channel partners. The 2012 Everything Channel ARC research team surveyed more than 3,700 solution providers across 23 categories to evaluate their satisfaction with vendors' products, support and channel programs. The results serve as an industry standard for measuring excellence as judged by the channel community.

Winners received their awards at the annual XChange Americas Conference in Dallas. To view a slideshow of the ceremony, visit

Dell SonicWALL won CRN’s Annual Report Card award in the Network Security category in 2011 as well, with top honors in both product innovation and channel support.


"When it comes to the strength of relationships, quality of products and return on partner programs, solution providers want to hear from their fellow VARs about the IT vendors that consistently exceed expectations," said Kelley Damore, vice president, editorial director, Everything Channel. "The ARC awards give solution providers the opportunity to share feedback and recognize the vendors who truly demonstrate channel excellence. We congratulate Dell SonicWALL for being recognized as a co-winner in the category of Network Security Appliance and for its overall win in the Product Innovation sub-category."

“Product innovation is just one of the areas where Dell SonicWALL consistently shines,” said Vince Massey, senior director North American Channels at Dell SonicWALL. “We are firmly committed to providing the highest levels of network security without compromising performance or productivity or our channel relationships. The results of this survey speak volumes and our partners appreciate that emphasis, as reflected by their votes and these awards.”    

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Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more. Dell SonicWALL makes security a business enabler to drive employee productivity and network performance. It provides intelligent network security and data protection solutions that empower customers and partners of all sizes and verticals to dynamically secure, control and scale their networks. For more information, visit or

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