This news announcement was a bit unexpected, but indicates a sea change for SonicWall
I recognized early this year that restructuring the partner program was only one step in a new direction. However, what that direction was - exactly - remained unclear. Now, at least, there is a starting point. It will be interesting to see if there are any other purchases before the end of SW's fiscal year. Of equal interest will be how this new "offering" will be made available to partners.