Dell announced that the company has been positioned in the Leaders quadrant of the 2014 Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management by Gartner, Inc. This is the second consecutive time Dell has been named to the Leaders Quadrant for network security for small and medium businesses. Prior to Dell’s acquisition in 2012, SonicWALL had been placed in the leader quadrant for the Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management since 2009.
The Gartner report notes that vendors in the Leaders quadrant. “Are at the forefront of making and selling UTM products that are built for midsize-business requirements. The requirements necessary for leadership include a wide range of models to cover midsize-business use cases, support for multiple features, and a management and reporting capability that’s designed for ease of use. Vendors in this quadrant lead the market in offering new safeguarding features, and in enabling customers to deploy them inexpensively without significantly affecting the end-user experience or increasing staffing burdens. These vendors also have a good track record of avoiding vulnerabilities in their security products. Common characteristics include reliability, consistent throughput, and products that are intuitive to manage and administer.”
Murli Mohan, General Manager, Dell Software, said, “Dell SonicWALL is a multi-service platform where we offer an array of security solutions to combat blended attacks. Unified Threat Management (UTM) is a one-of-a-kind approach that creates a secure environment delivering comprehensive protection against multiple threats. As Gartner places Dell in their leader quadrant, we are encouraged to continue delivering our best security solutions through a single platform.”
Amit Singh, Country Manager, Dell SonicWALL, detailed, “Dell’s SonicWALL portfolio of network security solutions offers the most extensive level of protection to enterprises through the unique Unified Threat Management (UTM) platform. UTM’s ease of use and effortless management perfectly suits all organizations as it offers protection against diverse threats without adding any complexity to the existing infrastructure. Our positioning in Gartner’s leader quadrant is a testimonial of our commitment to offer solutions that are comprehensive, manageable and affordable for enterprises of all sizes.”