Dell Announces Security Solutions Portfolio for Midsize Businesses

Dell today announced a comprehensive security solution portfolio
for midsized businesses and organizations that integrates industry
leading technology, products, security management tools and services to
help customers protect their IT infrastructure and most precious

“Security is one of the most pressing IT issues
businesses face today. It is difficult and increasingly complex for
midsize businesses to assemble the resources to protect against the
numerous security threats they face—a data breach through the network,
data leakage by employees, malware attacks or lost laptops,” said Steve
Felice, president, Dell consumer, small and medium business. “Dell has
entered the security space and done the work for our customers. The
result is our comprehensive approach to security that helps protect
against attacks via the network or endpoints like laptops and smart
phones, and provides a full range of security services.”

to Gartner’s Jim Browning, “Given the still struggling economy, small
and medium businesses have been slower to make new security investments,
but the investments they are making have been focused on consolidating
vendors and streamlining security processes, thus making the
multifunction security platform a logical choice.”

part of its comprehensive security solution, Dell and Juniper Networks
announced today plans for an expansion of their agreement to develop
additional SMB focused Unified Threat Management features and network
security appliances, adding to the existing J-SRX Services Gateway
portfolio that sets the standard for on-premise network security. The
complete portfolio is available starting today as the Dell J-SRX
Services Gateway Series.

Also announced today, Dell and
SecureWorks, Inc., a leading global provider of information security
services, have established an partnership to provide a full range of
information security services that help customers identify, monitor and
manage security risks and compliance needs. The services will be
available by the end of the year.

“Security threats and
vulnerabilities have dramatically increased in recent years and
organizations need to first understand what security means for their
business and what data is at risk for attack,” said Peter Adams, vice
president of customer solutions for Lighthouse Information Systems. "A
comprehensive approach including services eliminates IT maintenance,
lowers cost and allows business owners to focus on business, not IT.”

Dell Security Solution Portfolio


The Dell J-SRX Services Gateways integrate a full
suite of advanced network security services into a single appliance,
enabling organizations to simplify their security deployments. These
network security appliances provide best-in-class firewall, VPN,
Intrusion prevention, anti-spam, anti-virus and web filtering
technologies to secure the network, replacing legacy Firewall/VPN/IPS
devices. The Dell J-SRX Services Gateways’ powerful but easy-to-use
features allow network administrators of all experience levels to
configure and deploy advanced security architectures.


The Dell KACE
K1000 Management Appliance provides comprehensive features for
managing endpoint security. The appliance offers a wide range of
life-cycle management capabilities including system inventory, helpdesk
and application deployment as well as key security features such as
vulnerability assessment and remediation via patch management and
configuration enforcement. It also enables IT managers to more easily
plan, execute and report on security compliance efforts on Windows and
Mac operating systems. The K1000 includes the recently announced Dell KACE Secure Browser, which uses application
virtualization to reduce internet-based security risks.


Dell, through its SecureWorks partnership, will
offer a portfolio of powerful security services, to help midsize
businesses improve their security posture, achieve their regulatory
compliance, and lower IT costs by offloading day-to-day security
monitoring, management and remediation to a trusted security services
provider, working as an extension of a customers’ IT staff. Services to
be offered include: 24 x 7 Security Monitoring, Monitoring and
Management of firewalls and security devices, Security Assessments and
Web Application Scanning. These services also facilitate compliance with
constantly evolving regulator mandates including PCI, GLBA,
Sarbanes-Oxley, NERC/CIP, and HIPAA.

Starting today, customers can
order Dell J-SRX Services Gateways and Dell KACE K1000 endpoint
security solutions through Dell or any of the company’s approximately
60,000 Global PartnerDirect
channel partners. Dell Security Services powered by SecureWorks will be
available by the end of 2010.


approaches to network security have pushed complexity and escalating
costs directly onto the customer, usually the business or IT buyer,”
said Alex Gray, senior vice president and general manager of branch
office solutions at Juniper. “Together, Juniper and Dell can deliver
significant value for these customers by driving network security
simplification. Working together, Dell and Juniper will only accelerate
customers’ satisfaction as we reinvent the experience and economics of
IT security.”

“Businesses can now look to Dell, their trusted
partner, to provide a complete portfolio of dependable, robust security
offerings,” said Michael Cote, chairman and CEO for SecureWorks. “One
reason businesses worldwide trust SecureWorks to protect their data is
because of its unique early threat warning system and threat
intelligence gathered by SecureWorks’ Counter Threat Unit. In addition
to many other benefits, Dell clients will clearly gain from this early
visibility into emerging threats.”


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