Dell acquires SecureWorks

Dell beefed up its security efforts with the acquisition of SecureWorks, a company that provides information-security services.

Dell on Tuesday beefed up its security efforts with the acquisition of SecureWorks, a company that provides information-security services.

Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.

With the acquisition, Dell said in a statement that it would use SecureWorks security as a service applications---managed security, risk consulting and threat intelligence---to bolster its software line-up. SecureWorks provides security information management, log monitoring, intrusion prevention, vulnerability scanning and other services.

SecureWorks, based in Atlanta, processes 13 billion security events a day. Customers include 1,500 banks and credit unions. Dell has been pushing IT as a service, but needs more acquisitions to round out its portfolio.

The deal is expected to close in early 2011.

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