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Dell purchases security firm SonicWall

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 13 Mar 2012 1:36 User comments (2)

Dell purchases security firm SonicWall Dell has announced this morning that it will purchase the security vendor SonicWall.
The company specializes in corporate firewalls, anti-spam tech and network security.

Although terms were not disclosed, Dell is expected to be paying between $1.2 and $1.5 billion.

SonicWall has 300,000 customers across the world, but more importantly Dell will add 130 registered and pending patents for its ever-expanding enterprise security portfolio. SonicWall also has a channel program with 15,000 resellers which will be integrated into Dell's existing PartnerDirect network.

Dell says that all of Sonic's 950 employees will move to Dell and the company will continue to invest in Sonic's current security products.

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2 user comments

113.3.2012 21:22

I like what Dell is doing so far this year. They got some nice computers coming out and now they are going to buy a quality company in sonicwall. Not bad Dell.

220.3.2012 22:59

Whelp, guess I'm done with Sonicwall now. That's ok, while usefull, they are over rated, and a pita to configure outside of the wizards, and there are plenty of competitors.

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