PRESS RELEASE – April 09, 2018

MILPITAS, Calif. — SonicWall, the trusted security partner protecting more than 1 million networks worldwide, has been named the 85th Common Vulnerability and Exposures (CVE) Numbering Authority (CNA) by The MITRE (MITRE) Corporation, a not-for-profit operator of research and development centers.

One of only a select few firewall providers, SonicWall now has the authority to identify unique vulnerabilities within its products by issuing CVE IDs, publicly disclose vulnerabilities that have been newly identified, assign an ID, release vulnerability information without pre-publishing, and notify customers of other product vulnerabilities within the CNA’s program.

“I’ve been a longtime proponent of regulation and guidance efforts that advocate the disclosure of cybersecurity risks and incidents,” said SonicWall Chief Operating Officer Atul Dhablania. “This program takes us one step closer to reaching the transparency security administrators need in order to make swift and educated decisions when it comes to threat protection. SonicWall looks forward to working with MITRE in a collaborative effort to expand the arsenal of information needed to properly equip those who are being targeted or looking to strengthen their security posture.”

Launched in 1999, the CVE database contains standard identifier numbers, a brief description and references to related vulnerability reports and advisories. The organization, operating federally funded research and development centers, continues to study, identify and log software and firmware capabilities and vulnerabilities, and has become the industry standard for vulnerability and exposure identifiers.

Vendors, researchers, bug bounty programs, and national and industry CERTs comprise the program’s 85 CNAs. Candidates are required to have a significant user base and an established security advisory amongst other criteria. 

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About SonicWall

SonicWall has been fighting the cybercriminal industry for over 26 years defending small, medium-size businesses and enterprises worldwide. Backed by research from SonicWall Capture Labs and the formidable resources of over 23,000 loyal channel partners around the globe, our award-winning, real-time breach detection and prevention solutions secure more than a million business and mobile networks and their emails, applications and data. This combination of products and partners has enabled an automated real-time breach detection and prevention solution tuned to the specific needs of the more than 500,000 organizations in over 200 countries and territories. These businesses can run more effectively and fear less about security. For more information, visit