I am excited to kick-off the new year announcing that Dell received outstanding recognition as the Best Channel Vendor 2015 in the Network Security category, from Business Solutions magazine.
MSPs, ISVs and VARs partners rated Dell SonicWALL next-generation firewalls, secure mobile access solutions, global management systems and reporting and email security solutions. With today’s ever more prevalent cyberattacks, channel partners are clearly relying on our products to provide extraordinary protection and productivity for their customers and their networks worldwide around the clock.
As part of Dell Software, Dell Security has effectively defended its customers from cybercriminals and data breaches with end-to-end network protection with these award-winning network security solutions that are available through our unique channel certifications in the PartnerDirect program.
This award was based on a survey conducted by Business Solutions in conjunction with Penn State University. The survey rated Dell Security on the following categories: Service/ Support, Channel Friendly, Channel Program, Product Features, Product Reliability, Innovation and VAR margins. Among the 8,848 validated votes, our highest scores were in the categories: channel friendly, product reliability, product features and product innovation.
Dell partners can offer their customers Dell SonicWALL SuperMassive, Network Security Appliances (NSA) and TZ Series next-generation and unified threat management (UTM) firewalls. These firewalls protect organizations around the world by combining intrusion prevention, application control, malware protection and content filtering for a comprehensive network protection. Partners benefit by having cutting-edge security that does not compromise performance and is affordable. Dell’s new wireless network security, line of access points, Dell SonicPoint Series, delivers secure wireless connectivity to thousands of locations; it extends the deep security provided by these firewalls out to wireless points using the new 802.11ac standard. Our Content Filtering Service (CFS) and Content Filtering Client (CFC) web filtering technologies protect millions in several industries and in private organizations.
I invite you to watch this recent video of our Dell channel partners discussing the new opportunities they have experienced to grow and expand with Dell SonicWALL SuperMassive next-generation firewalls:
This Best Channel Vendor award, an independent third-party endorsement, is a strong statement of the value and advantages we provide to our channel. As part of the PartnerDirect program, Dell Software supports our channel resellers to expand, grow and be profitable with our new security offerings; we’ve seen the growth for our partners. Further benefits include training, such as the recently launched advanced certification in Network Security, and valuable product rebates.
Here are the categories we are finalists in:
- Dell One Identity Manager - Best Identity Management Solution
- Dell Secure Mobile Access (SMA) - Best Mobile Security Solution
- Dell SonicWALL Unified Threat Management - Best UTM Security Solution
- Dell Cloud Access Manager - Best Cloud Computing Security Solution
In the ten years I have led our Dell Security channel organization, I have witnessed how our loyal partners have prospered and firmly believe we will continue to grow together.