Dell Software Group extends distribution partnership with StarLink by adding SonicWALL

StarLink, the region’s trusted security-specialized ‘true’ Value-Added-Distributor (VAD) and currently the Master Distributor for Dell Quest across the Middle East region, announced that its distribution relationship with Dell Software Group now includes SonicWall covering Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon.

AvinashAdvaniStarlinkDell SonicWALL integrated intelligent security solutions feature high-performance, solid-state firewalls, Next-Generation Firewall and VPN appliances with application intelligence, and control and visualization plus value-added security subscriptions such as anti-virus, intrusion prevention and anti-spyware, for wired and wireless networks of all sizes.

Dell SonicWALL is the first and only available firewall to receive the ICSA Labs Enterprise Firewall Certification, while also meeting all of the ICSA Labs Next-Gen Firewall Evaluation Requirements.

Shahnawaz Sheikh, Regional Director at Dell SonicWALL Middle East & Turkey, said, “With the advent of our carrier-class product category, we felt that it was the right time to partner with a VAD in the region that has an extensive reach into the enterprise, telco and government market segments. The partnership reinforces our objective to expand our product reach in the Middle East.”

“StarLink has traditionally been a niche IT Security focused distributor but given the constantly developing relationship with Dell Software Group, and their visionary acquisition strategy to become an IT Security powerhouse, it became clear to us that with the acquisition of SonicWALL, they would be able continuously deliver best-of-breed and bleeding-edge next-generation firewall technology,” said Avinash Advani, Director – Business Strategy at StarLink.

“As SonicWall evolves under Dell’s umbrella, so will StarLink evolve to look beyond the niche and begin to take on innovative solutions across other areas in the IT Security landscape,” he added.