Information Technology and Cybersecurity Industry Winners Celebrated with Virtual Ceremony

MILPITAS, Calif. — DEC. 10, 2020 — SonicWall announced today that Network Products Guide, an industry-leading technology research and advisory guide, has named SonicWall a six-time category winner in the 15th Annual 2020 Network PG’s IT World Awards, including the coveted grand trophy distinction for having exhibited overall excellence in diverse categories.

“Never has there been a more important time to provide SonicWall partners and customers with proven protection for organizations that have become borderless as they shift from on-premise employees to remote and virtual workforces in the face of a pandemic,” said SonicWall President and CEO Bill Conner. “This esteemed industry and peer recognition further validates our ongoing commitment to deliver technology outside of legacy approaches with real-time threat prevention and threat intelligence.”

The IT World Awards are industry and peer recognitions from Network Products Guide honoring achievements of the world’s best in organizational performance, product and service innovations, hot technologies, executives and management teams, successful deployments, product management and engineering, customer satisfaction, and public relations in information technology and cybersecurity. All SonicWall awards include:

  • Grand Trophy Winner: SonicWall
  • Gold Winner: Enterprise Network Firewalls, NSsp 15700
  • Gold Winner: Security Hardware, SonicWall Capture Security Appliance (CSa) 1000
  • Gold Winner: Unified or Integrated Security, SonicOSX 7
  • Silver Winner: Firewalls, TZ570/670
  • Bronze Winner: Information Security and Risk Management, SonicWall Network Security Manager

Gold winner SonicOSX 7 was recognized for its revolutionary architecture designed to enable contemporary features necessary for modern enterprises. Built to complement SonicWall firewalls and help maintain compliance, CSa 1000 using the memory-based RTDMI™ engine was also awarded gold along with the NSsp 15700, available with 100GbE ports.

Judges from a broad spectrum of industry voices from around the world participated and their average scores determined the 2020 award winners. Winners will be celebrated and presented their awards during a virtual awards ceremony Dec. 10.

About the IT World Awards
As industry’s leading technology research and advisory publication, Network Products Guide plays a vital role in keeping decision makers and end-users informed of the choices they can make in all areas of information technology and digital + cyber security. The Annual IT World Awards is part of the SVUS Awards® recognition program from Silicon Valley in the United States of America and organizations from all over the world participate each year. Learn more about the IT World Awards at

About SonicWall
SonicWall delivers Boundless Cybersecurity for the hyper-distributed era in a work reality where everyone is remote, mobile and unsecure. SonicWall safeguards organizations mobilizing for their new business normal with seamless protection that stops the most evasive cyberattacks across boundless exposure points and increasingly remote, mobile and cloud-enabled workforces. By knowing the unknown, providing real-time visibility and enabling breakthrough economics, SonicWall closes the cybersecurity business gap for enterprises, governments and SMBs worldwide. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram.