Dell Completes Acquisition of IT Security Leader SonicWALL

  • Dell SonicWALL enables customers to simplify and maintain effective IT security;
  • Acquisition further expands Dell’s security software and solutions portfolio to include a wide range of enterprise and SMB offerings;
  • Dell SonicWALL partner program broadens opportunities for channel members with more technology solutions and services.

ROUND ROCK, Texas--()--Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) today announced it has finalized its acquisition of SonicWALL, Inc., a leader in advanced network security, secure remote access, email security, backup and recovery, and management and reporting. The SonicWALL acquisition expands Dell’s security software and services portfolio. Dell expects the transaction to be accretive to earnings on a non-GAAP basis in the second half of this year.

Dell has taken significant steps over the past three years to develop its software and services portfolio to empower customers to create a competitive advantage with cloud computing, consumerization of the enterprise and the increasing demands for secure, anytime, anywhere access to applications and data. Customers and channel partners will benefit from an expanded Dell security solutions portfolio, which includes security services, cloud security solutions, data encryption solutions and vulnerability and patch management.

Dell SonicWALL offers comprehensive security solutions that combine advanced capabilities with ease of use, and makes security a business enabler, not a business barrier. It offers its customers Next-Generation Firewalls and Unified Threat Management (UTM) Firewalls that help drive network efficiency, employee productivity and enables secure collaboration with partners and service providers.

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“Customers who are looking for simplified and comprehensive security solutions will benefit from the addition of SonicWALL to our software portfolio,” said John Swainson, president, Dell Software Group. “The combination of SonicWALL with Dell’s existing security offerings and broad market reach will help customers securely manage their data, securely manage consumer devices being brought into their enterprise, and securely expand their applications to the cloud.”

“This combination provides SonicWALL with great growth opportunities for our security offerings,” said Matt Medeiros, president and CEO, SonicWALL. “We believe that taking this step with Dell is a logical progression for our business. The new Dell SonicWALL will offer customers security and channel advantages beyond anything currently available.”

"Western NRG views Dell's acquisition as perhaps the biggest compliment SonicWALL could ever get. With the recent success and unveiling of the SuperMassive product, SonicWALL is making a big splash in the enterprise space and we think Dell was very quick to both recognize and capitalize on it,” said Timothy A Martinez, president, Western NRG, Inc. “They acquired SonicWALL for three good reasons: SonicWALL's people, technology and its revenue stream. These have a huge value today and will have an even greater value in the future. We look for Dell to catapult both SonicWALL and the Channel to levels we've only previously imagined"

"To guarantee a superior student experience, we constantly need to securely enable new business initiatives, simplify and reduce the complexity in our network. SonicWALL's network security solutions give us the performance and visibility to make better informed business decisions,” said Greg Brenner, CIO, Ross Education, LLC. “They help us make security a business enabler, not a business barrier and are a great match for a wide range of security requirements. We believe that Dell's acquisition of SonicWALL will continue and expand on its tradition of comprehensive industry-leading security solutions."

"The acquisition of SonicWALL gives Dell immediate access to network security and secure remote access solutions that align well with Dell’s strategic objectives in both the SMB and enterprise markets. This will allow Dell to significantly expand its concept of secure networking and offering its customers solutions to cover a broad range of deployment scenarios," said Scott Crawford, research director at Enterprise Management Associates. "We expect SonicWALL's mature technology and their unique channel partner ecosystem to integrate very well with Dell's software and networking vision, while SonicWALL’s investment in enterprise technology may well become a disruptor in that market."

About SonicWALL

Guided by its vision of Dynamic Security for the Global Network, SonicWALL develops advanced intelligent network security and data protection solutions that adapt as organizations grow and as threats evolve. Trusted by large and small enterprises worldwide, SonicWALL solutions are designed to detect and control applications and protect networks from intrusions and malware attacks through award-winning hardware, software and virtual appliance-based solutions.

About Dell

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Special Note:

Statements that relate to future results and events are forward-looking statements based on Dell's current expectations. Actual results and events in future periods may differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements because of a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors. Risks, uncertainties and assumptions include the possibility that projected benefits may not materialize as expected; that the transaction may not be timely completed, if at all; that Dell is unable to successfully implement the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations, including the execution of integration strategies; and other risks that are described in Dell’s Securities and Exchange Commission reports. Dell undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

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Media Relations:
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jane_thompson@dell.com
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Dell SonicWall
Jock Breitwieser, 408-962-6165
jbreitwieser@sonicwall.com
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Dell Inc.
Investor Relations:
Robert Williams, 512-728-7570
robert_williams@Dell.com
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David Mehok, 512-728-4225
david_mehok@dell.com
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Dell Inc.
Analyst Relations:
Gwen Palmer, 512-723-4436
gwen_palmer@dell.com

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Contacts

Dell Inc.
Media Relations:
Jane Thompson, 512-728-5455
jane_thompson@dell.com
or
Dell SonicWall
Jock Breitwieser, 408-962-6165
jbreitwieser@sonicwall.com
or
Dell Inc.
Investor Relations:
Robert Williams, 512-728-7570
robert_williams@Dell.com
or
David Mehok, 512-728-4225
david_mehok@dell.com
or
Dell Inc.
Analyst Relations:
Gwen Palmer, 512-723-4436
gwen_palmer@dell.com