David Buckwald is the Director of Systems Engineering at Dell SonicWALL.  He is responsible for all pre-sales engineering operations in North America covering the Dell Preferred Accounts and Channel organizations.  Products supported include Dell SonicWALL Next Generation Firewalls, SonicPoint wireless access points, WAN Acceleration, Secure Remote Access, Email Security, Global Management, and Reporting platforms.  Prior to SonicWALL, Dave spent seven years at Aventail Corporation as the Director of Systems Engineering for the Americas and has over 20 years of experience in networking, security, and systems management technologies. Prior to Aventail, Dave was a Principal Systems Engineer at Tivoli Systems and also a Certified Networking Specialist at IBM. Dave holds a BS in Computer Science from SUNY Potsdam and a MS in Information Management from NYU Polytechnic University.