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General Chat Thread, Sonicwall to be Aquired by Dell. in General; Out of the blue today we get emails from the CEO of Sonicwall making this announcement. I guess I shouldnt ...
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    Sonicwall to be Aquired by Dell.

    Out of the blue today we get emails from the CEO of Sonicwall making this announcement.

    I guess I shouldnt be that surprised Dell have an iron in every fire so why not security appliances.

    Not quite sure where this will go over the next few years but expansion through aquisition is always an inevitable outcome of recession.
    Where will they stop.

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    Interesting, really glad I didn't buy one now as I'm not much keen on Dell generally...

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    Dell want to become more like IBM and HP so this isn't surprising.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Dell want to become more like IBM and HP so this isn't surprising.
    I was thinking this earlier - they are basically building an end to end solutions provider out of what was a box seller. They seem to be doing a pretty good job of it so far, but they need to bring in some serious clout if they're going to compete with IBM and HP on their home ground.

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    Would be intresting to see what Cisco are going to be up to over the next few years in this kind of space as well....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesfed View Post
    Would be intresting to see what Cisco are going to be up to over the next few years in this kind of space as well....
    They really need to up their game... getting left behind by the likes of Palo Alto and the application-level firewalls at the moment

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    Intresting times ahead! I'm still trying to figure out what happens when Microsoft ditches TMG support now that it is almost 100% that there won't be a future version (and no I don't want a smoothwall!!).

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    It's getting late and I have been reading Sonicwall as Smoothwall, had a bit of a panic

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesfed View Post
    Intresting times ahead! I'm still trying to figure out what happens when Microsoft ditches TMG support now that it is almost 100% that there won't be a future version (and no I don't want a smoothwall!!).
    Yes you do, you just don't know it yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesfed View Post
    Intresting times ahead! I'm still trying to figure out what happens when Microsoft ditches TMG support now that it is almost 100% that there won't be a future version (and no I don't want a smoothwall!!).
    Any reason as to why? I recently got one and so far can't fault it - only time it broke was when I setup routes wrong then couldn't talk to it!

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    M$ dropping TMG? Crud I'm still using ISA2006, it's cheap and great. (Support officially ended a while ago but it's still tickin')

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    Any reason as to why? I recently got one and so far can't fault it - only time it broke was when I setup routes wrong then couldn't talk to it!
    Various reasons that would bring us totally off topic (main one being we spent 65 on TMG + 350/yr for web filtering it works and I don’t want to spend any more than that)

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    Quote Originally Posted by chazzy2501 View Post
    M$ dropping TMG? Crud I'm still using ISA2006, it's cheap and great. (Support officially ended a while ago but it's still tickin')
    Yep I think for VPN/Remote Access they are just going to be using the tools in Windows Server (especially now that Direct Access looks like it can work behind NATs).

    I would hope that they come up with something else for web filtering but I'm not holding my breath.

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