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Dell enhances security portfolio
At the Dell Enterprise Forum customer and partner event last week, Dell showcased new security services and solutions that further expand its security portfolio. With the new offerings, businesses can defend all technology touch points to better safeguard the corporate network, critical data and devices while enabling employee productivity and confidently protecting the mobile workforce.
As security threats continue to evolve and multiply, organisations are struggling to both keep pace with major technology trends such as BYOD, cloud and mobility, and defend their perimeter. The frequency of attacks is expanding at an alarming rate globally. In fact, Dell prevented 1,06-trillion intrusion events in 249 countries in the past year alone.
A Dell global security survey released in February found that 74% of global respondents had experienced a security breach in the past year, but on average, respondents only allocated 17% of their IT budget to security.
In order for organisations to truly transform their business, it is imperative they ensure data is protected and their workforce is productive. In today’s world, that means protection at the data centre, in the cloud, within the network and especially at the endpoint.
According to a recent Forrester Research report: “Employee endpoints are frequent targets of cybercriminals, and gaining control of the endpoint provides easy access to some of the organisation’s most sensitive data assets. Forrester believes that any comprehensive data security strategy must include both reducing the endpoint threat surface and limiting exposure to data loss involving these endpoints.”
“In today’s evolving technology landscape, organisations face an unprecedented number and variety of security threats. Only a connected approach to security protects an organisation’s entire IT environment without compromising access, collaboration, performance or cost,” says Brad Pulford, Enterprise Solutions Group Director, Dell.
“Our portfolio updates shared today will help customers implement a holistic security strategy to protect their businesses from the outside-in and inside-out. Ultimately, Dell’s differentiated security approach allows businesses to defend all technology touch points from the device to the data centre to the cloud.”
Dell SecureWorks, an industry leader in information security services, launched a new, cutting-edge Advanced Endpoint Threat Detection (AETD) managed service.
The AETD solution is the latest addition to Dell SecureWorks’ Advanced Threat Services portfolio – a comprehensive suite of Internet security services that combat advanced cyber threats – which features the Managed Advanced Malware Protection (MAMP) service and the Targeted Threat Hunting service.
Many of the most devastating security breaches to date resulted from attacks originating at one or more endpoints of the victim organisation. Companies hosting valuable data require multiple layers of security, including a 24×7 endpoint threat detection solution, in order to thwart shifting threats.
Dell’s AETD service has a number of threat-oriented features:
The updated Dell Secure Mobile Access (SMA) solution provides organisations with per-app VPN access to enterprise data and resources, while protecting the corporate network from security threats. The BYOD migration and increase of both employee-and employer-owned mobile devices in the workplace has resulted in a mandate for IT to enable secure mobile access to corporate data and resources.
By enabling IT to restrict VPN access only to a set of trusted mobile applications, Dell’s SMA solution is designed to manage and secure access to business applications and data, while coexisting with personal applications and respecting personal data privacy.
While the potential for security breaches and the introduction of malware into the network can result from any type of mobile access, the risk intensifies with the co-mingling of business and personal data and applications when employees use personal devices for work.
Dell’s SMA solution combines a Dell SonicWALL E-Class Secure Remote Access Appliance powered by the new Secure Mobile Access Operating System 11.0, with the Dell SonicWALL Mobile Connect 3.1 mobile application, to enable IT to easily provision secure mobile access and role-based privileges for both managed and unmanaged devices for tens of thousands of users.
Additional benefits include:
Dell’s new Dell Data Protection | Hardware Crypto Accelerator (HCA) extends the current Dell Data Protection | Encryption portfolio and helps customers rest assured that their data is secured in accordance with the highest enforceable standards.
With FIPS 140-2 level 3 certification – the “Fort Knox” of client protection – HCA supports Dell’s mission to provide agile, manageable and effective solutions to secure endpoints for IT infrastructures of all sizes through a number of advancements: