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SonicWall Unveils SD-Branch Capabilities for Secure Remote Work


SonicWall has introduced secure SD-Branch capabilities and new multi-gigabit switches designed to help organizations manage remote or branch locations, according to a prepared statement. The news comes during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in which businesses are increasingly allowing employees to work remotely.

The SD-Branch capabilities offer single-pane-of-glass management across LAN, WAN and security controls, SonicWall indicated. They provide zero-touch deployment and are accessible via subscription license models to help organizations control their costs and reduce their operational overhead.

SonicWall's multi-gigabit switches work in combination with the company's next-generation firewalls and wireless access points, the business stated. They enable organizations to create an end-to-end multi-gigabit network that can be managed via SonicWall's Capture Security Center cloud security management system.

Along with its SD-Branch capabilities and multi-gigabit switches, SonicWall offers the Capture Client solution to help organizations control and manage content accessed by endpoints, the company indicated. It also provides a Boundless Cybersecurity platform that helps organizations handle cyber threats across remote, mobile and cloud-enabled workforces.

Meanwhile, multiple cybersecurity companies are introducing Work From Home and Work From Anywhere technology services. For instance, a recent Netsurion SIEM update offers Remote Workforce Threat Detection and reporting capabilities to partner MSSPs and MSPs.

SonicWall Adds SecureFirst Channel Partners

Back at SonicWall, the company has also been busy on the partner program front.

Earlier this year, SonicWall launched a new version of SecureFirst that features licensing models and multi-tenant management capabilities designed for MSSPs and MSPs. SecureFirst offers access to a partner portal, deal registration protection, marketing and lead generation support and access to other tools and resources.

SonicWall has added at least 1,100 SecureFirst partners since February 2020. The company has more than 21,500 SecureFirst partners worldwide.

Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.