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About SonicWall

SonicWall focuses on cybersecurity, operating within the information technology and services industry. The company provides real-time breach detection and prevention solutions, designed to secure business and mobile networks, emails, applications, and data. It primarily serves small to medium-sized businesses and enterprises worldwide. It was founded in 1991 and is based in Milpitas, California.

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1033 McCarthy Boulevard

Milpitas, California, 95035,

United States



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The web application firewalls (WAF) market aims to protect web applications from advanced and aggressive threats. As the internet continues to evolve, it can be challenging for security professionals to stay current on the multitude of possible attack vectors. WAFs act as a barrier between web applications and potential attackers, monitoring and filtering incoming and outgoing traffic to identify …

SonicWall named as Outperformer among 15 other companies, including Cisco, Amazon Web Services, and Palo Alto Networks.


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SonicWall Patents

SonicWall has filed 297 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • computer network security
  • computer security
  • network protocols
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Wireless networking, Mesh networking, Network topology, Wireless sensor network, Network protocols


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Latest SonicWall News

SonicWall Releases 2024 SonicWall Annual Cyber Threat Report

Feb 23, 2024

SonicWall Releases 2024 SonicWall Annual Cyber Threat Report SonicWall has released the 2024 SonicWall Annual Cyber Threat Report, which exposes all types of cyber behaviors and trends from digital adversaries to help partners build data-driven solutions to keep customers safe. 2023 proved to be a year of volatile, adaptive and creative digital threats, as threat actors continue to be relentless in their assault, leaving organizations looking for another layer of defense. Organizations are increasingly turning to Managed Service Providers (MSPs) to alleviate pressure on IT departments. Managed services have emerged as a game-changing solution, providing organizations with an additional human-layer of defense, addressing alert fatigue, and freeing up valuable resources and time for core business functions. “The SonicWall 2024 Threat Report reveals that the threat landscape continues to grow in complexity and depth as threat actors adopt new tactics and platforms,” said SonicWall President and CEO Bob VanKirk. “It has become clear that conventional network security isn’t enough. Security professionals need assistance to cope with the overwhelming volume of cyberattacks and protect from the endpoint to the cloud. Especially as the cloud becomes an indispensable reality for businesses, the role of MSPs is shifting from technical maintenance to raising the bar on their customers security posture.” Overall intrusions numbers climbed, totaling almost 1 billion more attempts compared to the same time as last year. Global cryptojacking volume rose 659% and encrypted threat jumped 117%, as threat actors opted for a stealthier, less risky means of malicious activities. The data illustrates the tenacious and evolving state of cyber threats, underscoring the need for businesses to continually adapt their security strategies, and serves as a call for organizations to lean on MSPs to help identify and remediate threats quickly. The UAE registered a remarkable drop in the volume of attacks, with an annual decrease of 62% in malware attacks in 2023 compared to 2022. The most common type of attack in the UAE was ransomware, where the country was ranked 14th globally in ransomware attacks. “The threat landscape continues to expand and threat actors continue to evolve their tactics and leverage all tools available to accomplish their nefarious means,” said Mohamed Abdallah, Regional Director META at SonicWall. “SonicWall continues to publish the Cyber Threat Report to provide threat intelligence to not only offer actionable insight, but to drive our roadmap and build solutions that help our partners. As the likelihood of being targeted continues to increase, yesterday’s safeguards are no longer enough.” Evolved, Diversified Attack Vector “When it comes to protecting your most valuable assets, organizations must remain alert, and deploy proactive cybersecurity measures, and focus on the threats that actually matter,” said SonicWall Executive Vice President of Managed Security Services Michael Crean. “Today’s organizations demand an integrated approach for end-to-end managed threat protection enabling MSPs to help customers navigate the cybersecurity landscape with confidence and resilience – giving them a distinct competitive edge.” Cybercriminals and nation states are adapting their abilities to gain access to critical infrastructure, making the threat landscape even more complex and forcing organizations to reconsider their security needs. The second half of the 2023 saw a barrage of ransomware activity (+27%) and a variety of other attacks have trended up globally annually, including IoT exploit (+15%), intrusion attempts (+20%) and encrypted threats (+117%). “In an era where cyber threats are increasingly sophisticated, MSPs are the frontline defense protecting their customers and helping them spend more of their time managing their business’ needs,” said CTO of Compass MSP and longtime SonicWall partner Alex Tsukanov. “New threats are emerging every day, and MSPs use threat insights to build an actual plan with the necessary capabilities to keep our customers safe, like that found in the SonicWall’s threat report.” SMB to the Enterprise – The Surge Continues While ransomware continues to be a threat, SonicWall Capture Labs threat researchers expect a broader set of actions in 2024, specifically targeting SMBs, governments and the enterprise. SonicWall sensors identify and prevent more than 19,000 threats per day. The 2024 SonicWall Cyber Threat Report provides insight on a range of threats, including: Malware – Total global malware volume rose 11% in 2023, with Latin America and the U.S. logging the biggest jumps – (+30%) and (+15%) respectively. Surprisingly, Europe saw a (-2%) decrease, with the UK seeing the steepest decline of -28%. Ransomware – Overall ransomware numbers saw a -36% decline annually, the summer months and second half of the year suggests a strong rebound, as it spiked +37% during the summer months when compared to the same time last year. IoT Exploit – Global volume rose 15%, as connected devices continue to rapidly multiply, bad actors are targeting weak points of entry as potential attack vectors into organizations. Encrypted Threats – Yet another quieter approach embraced by bad actors in the last year was encrypted threats, which spiked (+117%) globally. Patented RTDMI Discovered more than 294,000 ‘Never-Before-Seen’ Malware Variants SonicWall’s patented Real-Time Deep Memory InspectionTM (RTDMITM) technology identified a total of 293,989 never-before-seen malware variants in 2023. The threat landscape remains complex, with almost 800 strains of new variants discovered each day.

SonicWall Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was SonicWall founded?

    SonicWall was founded in 1991.

  • Where is SonicWall's headquarters?

    SonicWall's headquarters is located at 1033 McCarthy Boulevard, Milpitas.

  • What is SonicWall's latest funding round?

    SonicWall's latest funding round is Spinoff / Spinout.

  • How much did SonicWall raise?

    SonicWall raised a total of $5M.

  • Who are the investors of SonicWall?

    Investors of SonicWall include Dell Software Group, Francisco Partners, Elliott Management, Dell Technologies, Thoma Bravo and 4 more.

  • Who are SonicWall's competitors?

    Competitors of SonicWall include Mimecast and 6 more.


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