Dell launches new threat protection products for the enterprise

The company has ramped up its portfolio with new end-to-end security solutions.

Dell has launched a new range of security solutions designed to protect enterprise clients from evolving digital threats.

Revealed this week at the Dell World conference, the PC maker said the new range "offers a fresh approach" to malware blocking, sandboxing and data security while also improving the flexibility of a business.

In a preview offered at the event, Dell showcased the SonicWALL APT Protection Service, the first new addition to the tech giant's security portfolio. The new service, available on both firewall and email solutions, scans files and quarantines suspicious files until a verdict on the file's risk can be reached.

Built upon multi-layered sandbox technologies and able to tap into Dell's cloud forensics platform SonicWall Grid, the advanced persistent threat service makes use of real time analytics from over 500,000 next-generation firewalls (NGFWs) to improve network security.

In addition, Dell is now offering integrated management of Dell Networking X-Series switches through the Dell SonicWALL firewall interface, giving clients the option to manage their security policies through a single console, increasing operational efficiency and reducing the complexity often associated with protecting business networks.

Cyren, a cloud-based Internet security firm which provides threat detection and security analytics, have also provided antivirus signatures for Dell SonicWALL Email Security applications from version 8.2, joining DELL SonicWALL Grid AV, McAfee AV and Kaspersky AV as part of Dell's multilayer antivirus net.

Dell has also released the One Identity Cloud Access Manager 8.1, a SaaS-based, multi-authentication secure access service for internal and cloud-based enterprise applications, which will be available October 28 worldwide.

Furthermore, Dell Security Solutions announced three new additions to the Dell Data Protection (DDP) portfolio to strengthen the protection of data on the move:

  • Dell Data Protection | Cloud Edition 2.0 allows businesses to encrypt their data and enforce policy controls as the data moves from endpoints to public cloud platforms. The latest version caters for Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive for Business in addition to Box and Dropbox.
  • Dell Data Protection | Server Encryption provides software encryption for Windows servers in branch or remote offices to better protect data on vulnerable servers.
  • Dell Data Protection | Endpoint Recovery gives customers the option of simple continuous backup for laptops, desktops and tablets in order to reduce the risk of data loss.

At the conference, Dell also announced a hybrid cloud system, featuring technology jointly developed with Microsoft, intended for the enterprise market where players are yet to move to the cloud and require a low-risk, simple transition.

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