Dell Launches New Endpoint Security Technologies
Dell has announced new security technologies that provide threat detection and prevention for traditional endpoints as well as cloud client computing.
Dell Data Protection Threat Defense is an entirely new product, though it has its roots in some existing Dell technologies, according to Brett Hansen, executive director of Data Security Solutions at Dell.
"The underlying detection and prevention technology is based on the technology behind the advanced threat prevention component of the Dell Data Protection Endpoint Security Suite Enterprise solution," Hansen told eWEEK. "It's an addition to our portfolio for smaller organizations that are looking to deploy an easy-to-deploy and manage advanced threat prevention solution."
Dell Data Protection Endpoint Security Suite Enterprise provides businesses with endpoint security that integrates authentication, encryption and advanced threat protection into one single management plane, according to Hansen. In contrast, Dell Data Protection Threat Defense is a stand-alone advanced threat prevention solution that was specifically developed to help small and medium-size businesses prevent the latest malware threats from executing on the endpoints.
Dell Data Protection Threat Defense provides a new type of security approach that could replace traditional antivirus.
From a deployment perspective, Hansen said Threat Defense is locally operated at each endpoint for offline protection, but it is centrally deployed from a management console. End users do not need to deploy it themselves. According to Dell, Threat Defense only consumes between 1 percent and 3 percent of a system's CPU resources, providing a relatively lightweight footprint on a user's system.