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SonicWALL signs partnership agreement with ACA Pacific

  • 20 April, 2004 12:17

<p>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</p>
<p>Partnership strengthens the quality and reach of SonicWALL’s channel in the Australian market</p>
<p>Sydney. – April 20, 2004 -- SonicWALL Inc. (NASDAQ: SNWL), a leading provider of integrated security, productivity and mobility solutions, announced today a national distribution and marketing agreement with value-added distributor ACA Pacific Pty Ltd. Under the terms of the agreement, ACA Pacific will distribute SonicWALL’s full suite of network security solutions aimed at the SME and enterprise markets.</p>
<p>SonicWALL’s family of products provides comprehensive and integrated Internet security, including ICSA certified firewalls, VPN, content filtering and virus protection in an easy-to-install, remotely managed package.</p>
<p>"Our company is the market leader in the distribution of Storage Management Technology and Document Imaging products in Australia. Given the reputation of SonicWALL’s product suite we are confident SonicWALL will be the flagship product that will drive the success of our growing security business”, said HB Tan of ACA Pacific.</p>
<p>Mr. Tan also noted that: “Over the years working in this market, we have demonstrated the resilience and flexibility needed to maintain our position as one of Australia’s most successful specialised IT distributors, and by partnering with SonicWALL we will soon be recognized as a leading distributor in security”.</p>
<p>“We have our sights firmly set on strengthening the quality of our channel and ACA Pacific will be critical in helping us achieve these aims”, said Tim Dickinson, Regional Sales Manager, SonicWALL, Australasia and Oceania. “ACA Pacific is extremely selective about the vendors it represents, choosing to only distribute best of breed product lines.</p>
<p>“This is backed by highly tangible customer support facilities, unparalleled levels of pre-sales support and customer service,” continued Dickinson. “That’s exactly what our end-users and channel partners require and we intend leveraging ACA Pacific’s impressive track record in the APAC region.</p>
<p>Concluded Dickinson, “Given their head office base in Melbourne, ACA Pacific will help strengthen our reach in the Victorian state, which is an important part of our business strategy for 2004 and beyond”.</p>
<p>ACA Pacific will join LAN1 and Dovetail as SonicWALL’s key distributors in the Australian market.
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<p>For additional information, contact:</p>
<p>Jos Budge
Public Relations SonicWALL
[t] +61 2 9255 7966
[m] 0400 34 88 78
jos@eklektik-consulting.com</p>
<p>Raj Saini
Marketing Manager ACA Pacific
[t] + 61 3 9674 8188
[m] 0407 823 537</p>
<p>About ACA Pacific Pty Ltd
ACA Pacific is a private held Australian leader in the distribution of Information Technology hardware and software. With over 15 years of experience and continual growth, ACA Pacific has earned itself a reputation within the IT channel for having a thorough knowledge of its customers’ needs and a firm grasp of technology. Having evolved from a volume distributor of storage products to today’s value-added solutions provider, our business approach emphasises customer service and technical excellence, enhancing our continued commitment to the channel.</p>
<p>ACA Pacific specialises in the areas of; Storage Technology, System Protection and Security, Document Imaging, and Business Applications.</p>
<p>ACA Pacific selects and focuses on quality products that represent the very best of a particular technology category, minimising competing products and enabling the company to concentrate its efforts on developing the marketplace for the manufacturers whose products it represents. Over the years, ACA Pacific has shown the resilience and flexibility needed to maintain its position as one of Australia’s most successful specialised IT distributors.</p>
<p>About SonicWALL, Inc.
SonicWALL, Inc. is a leading provider of integrated network security, mobility, and productivity solutions for the SMB, enterprise, e-commerce, education, healthcare, retail/point-of-sale, and government markets. Core technologies include firewall, VPN, wireless, intrusion detection and prevention, SSL, anti-virus, and content filtering, along with award-winning security management solutions. Together, these products and technologies provide the most comprehensive Distributed Security Architecture available. SonicWALL, Inc. is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA. SonicWALL trades on the NASDAQ exchange under the symbol SNWL. For more information, contact SonicWALL at 408-745-9600 or visit the company web site at http://www.sonicwall.com/.</p>

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