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.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 13 Mar 2012 13:36