No. 6: SonicWall - Network Security Appliances
Overall Score: 87.5
SonicWall topped the category in an upset victory over Fortinet, which led the ARC in 2010 and 2009, and Juniper, which led the 2008 and 2007 surveys. Solution providers gave SonicWall top honors in Product Innovation and Support; the vendor has made substantial investments in channel support in recent years. On the Product Innovation side, SonicWall recently introduced software to improve the control of the appliances and to better manage security traffic.