Already a channel leader, SonicWALL's Next Generation Managed Service Provider program is being rolled out in a four phases to both SonicWALL and non-SonicWALL partners. The second stage announced today, builds on the initial step that was centered on creating a strong, award-winning product portfolio that facilitates the creation of MSPs. Today SonicWALL rolls out the next step which includes a series of educational programs comprised of webinars, whitepapers and other training materials to partners highlighting the ease of becoming a MSP, in addition to providing the insight and knowledge necessary to do so successfully.
"We believe that it is now more important than ever for SonicWALL to deepen its commitment to the partner community and be in lockstep with our partners as they navigate the global economic crisis," said Jan Sijp, Director of Policy Management at SonicWALL. "We are proud to be able to offer our partners innovative technology solutions while allowing them to broaden their portfolio offerings and realize new revenue streams."
Continuing to leverage its existing MSP practices and Channel 2.0 strategy, SonicWALL will add components that will take the MSP program to the next level. The final two phases that will be rolled out later this year, include increased flexibility to support new business models and third party vendor support.
"As an existing SonicWALL Gold partner and MSP, we are constantly impressed by the support that the company offers us with regards to product and reseller support," said Stephen Kolbe, President, AnalySYS Enterprises Inc. "Using SonicWALL's CDP solution we found it easy to move from a project-based business to becoming an MSP and have reaped additional revenues in the process by passing on the benefits to our customers."
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About SonicWALL, Inc. SonicWALL is committed to improving the performance and productivity of businesses of all sizes by engineering the cost and complexity out of running a secure network. Over one million SonicWALL appliances have been shipped through its global network of ten thousand channel partners to keep tens of millions of worldwide business computer users safe and in control of their data. SonicWALL's award-winning solutions include network security, secure remote access, content security, backup and recovery, and policy and management technology. For more information, visit the company web site at http://www.sonicwall.com/.
Safe Harbor Regarding Forward-Looking Statements Certain statements in this press release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The forward-looking statements include but are not limited to statements regarding the benefits associated with SonicWALL's managed service provider initiative. These forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of management at the time the statements are made and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements. In addition, please see the "Risk Factors" described in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008, for a more detailed description of the risks facing our business. All forward-looking statements included in this release are based upon information available to SonicWALL as of the date of the release, and we assume no obligation to update any such forward-looking statement.