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SonicWALL announces national MMSP agreement with Bluefire

  • 29 April, 2004 11:33

<p>Partnership further strengthens the quality and reach of SonicWALL’s channel in the Australian market</p>
<p>SonicWALL Inc. (NASDAQ: SNWL), a leading provider of integrated security, productivity and mobility solutions, announced today a national Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) agreement with Bluefire Corporation. Under the terms of the agreement, Bluefire will represent SonicWALL’s full suite of network security solutions aimed at the SME and enterprise markets.</p>
<p>"Our company is a leading provider of managed IT services and solutions to mid-sized enterprises in Australia. In particular, we have built a solid reputation for delivering quality internet security solutions.” said Jason Serda, Joint-Managing Director of Bluefire. “We have chosen to partner with SonicWALL as this company stands out for being extremely proactive in the market and for its comprehensive, highly competitive feature rich product set.”</p>
<p>“Most importantly, when it comes to network security, SonicWALL is differentiated by the superior service and support it provides,” he contends. “With SonicWALL, we have direct access to best-of-breed technical experts who will work alongside us to resolve any technical issues quickly and help us work on strategic plans to expand our data centre architecture. This level of support is a differentiator in the market and means we can confidently meet our customers’ current and future needs.”</p>
<p>According to Serda, another major attraction for partnering with SonicWALL was its unique management tool – the SonicWALL Global Management System (SGMS), which provides organizations, enterprises &amp; service providers with a flexible, powerful and intuitive tool to globally manage remote SonicWALL Internet security appliances. SGMS is valued by SonicWALL’s service providers as it allows them to provide highly competitive, value added security services to their clients.</p>
<p>Adding Bluefire to the channel is yet another carefully orchestrated move by SonicWALL to build a strong, enhanced security channel in Australia and New Zealand. During the last six months the company has been focused on adding high quality, valued-added partners who individually bring different strengths, experiences and expertise to the mix.</p>
<p>“Given our increased level of channel activity and the strong growth in our quality reseller base, SonicWALL is well on its way to establishing market leadership in the SME security space in Australia and New Zealand,” said Tim Dickinson, Regional Sales Manager, SonicWALL, Australia, New Zealand and Oceania.</p>
<p>Concluded Dickinson, “When it comes to security, clients require professional consultancy, service and support. Bluefire will deliver in all these areas and will quickly build a solid reputation as a major SonicWALL MSSP in this market.”</p>
<p>For additional information, contact:</p>
<p>Jos Budge
Public Relations SonicWALL
[t] +61 2 9255 7966
[m] 0400 34 88 78</p>
<p>About Bluefire
BlueFire provides managed IT services and solutions to medium sized enterprises In Australia. In addition, its investment vehicle BlueFire Innovation invests in innovative early stage IT and software companies. Since its inception in 1997, BlueFire's commitment to growth and quality has seen the company develop significantly to include a comprehensive range of IT services and solutions, in addition to an exciting portfolio of investments. Bluefire provides a national coverage serviced by offices in all of Australia’s major capital cities.</p>
<p>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, intrusion detection and prevention, SSL, anti-virus, and content filtering, along with award-winning security management solutions. Together, these products and technologies provide the most comprehensive Distributed Security Architecture available. SonicWALL, Inc. is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA. SonicWALL trades on the NASDAQ exchange under the symbol SNWL.</p>

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