September 28, 2016 1:10 PM ET

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Company Overview of Dell SonicWALL, Inc.

Company Overview

Dell SonicWALL, Inc. manufactures network security and data protection products and solutions that enable customers and partners to secure, control, and scale their global networks. It offers network security products, including firewall appliances for various networks; enterprise-class security and performance appliances for mid-sized networks; unified threat management firewall appliances for small networks; network security appliances for accelerated WAN application performance; and wireless access appliances. The company also provides appliances that offer mobile and remote access for enterprise and businesses; email security, hosted email security, and comprehensive anti-spam service pr...

5455 Great America Parkway

Santa Clara, CA 95054

United States

Founded in 1991

819 Employees





Key Executives for Dell SonicWALL, Inc.

Vice President of Hardware Engineering and Worldwide Operations
Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller
Age: 54
Vice President, Corporate Secretary and General Counsel
Age: 66
Chief Technical Officer and Vice President of Engineering
Vice President of Human Resources
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Dell SonicWALL, Inc. Key Developments

SonicWALL Releases SonicOS 6.2.6

With the general availability of SonicOS 6.2.6 firmware announced on July 27, 2016, SonicWALL Capture the first multi-engine sandbox that enables customers to block suspicious files until a verdict is reached. Additionally, SonicOS 6.2.6 features an enhanced Content Filtering Service that gives organizations the power to easily enforce protection and productivity policies to control access to inappropriate or unproductive web content. Available for use with SonicWALL TZ, NSA and SuperMassive 9000 series firewalls, SonicOS 6.2.6 with SonicWALL Capture protects customers from today’s most advanced threats, including zero-day attacks. Malicious code authors have developed techniques allowing malware to detect the presence of existing sandboxes and use this information to evade detection. To combat these techniques, SonicWALL Capture utilizes three technically different cloud-based threat analysis sandboxing engines, making evasion almost impossible. Capture also has the ability to accept the broadest range of file sizes and types and can be configured to block suspicious files from entering the system until a verdict is reached. The new SonicWALL Content Filtering Service 4.0 available in SonicOS 6.2.6 enables IT to enforce protection and productivity policies and block inappropriate, unproductive and illegal web content from the network. Key new features in this version include: Block-page override, Bandwidth Management and Confirm actions ' In addition to the current allow and block methods, CFS 4.0 also offers block-page override (passphrase), bandwidth management, and confirm actions, giving administrators additional controls to individual domain categories. These five methods are configurable at the policy level (versus a global setting). YouTube Restricted mode ' Similar to parental controls, YouTube Restricted mode helps inhibit the search for, or access to, inappropriate videos based on YouTube’s proprietary technology. SonicWALL SonicOS 6.2.6 will be generally available August 1. SonicWALL Capture ATP Service will be available for SonicWALL SuperMassive 9000 series, NSA firewalls and select TZ firewall models August 1.

EMC And Dell Reportedly In Talks To Sell Certain Assets

Bloomberg reported that Denali Holding Inc. (Dell) is in talks with EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) (EMC) to acquire EMC's Documentum International, Inc. to help finance their proposed merger. Dell is also seeking suitors for its SonicWALL L.L.C. and Dell Software, Inc. (Quest) assets said sources with knowledge of the matter. The company would prefer to sell the divisions together for about $4 billion, said the sources. David Frink, a spokesman for Dell, declined to comment, as did Dave Farmer, a spokesman for EMC.

Cognizant, NTT And Atos Reportedly Competes To Acquire Perot Systems

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NasdaqGS:CTSH), Atos SE (ENXTPA:ATO) and NTT Data Corporation (TSE:9613) are competing to acquire Perot Systems Corporation of Dell Inc., according to people familiar with the matter. Dell has also been speaking to private equity firms about selling Quest Software as well as SonicWALL L.L.C.

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