Dell Ramps Up Network, Data Security Portfolio
At Dell World, the company previews a new APT protection service while adding to its lineup of Dell Data Protection solutions.AUSTIN, Texas—Dell officials at the Dell World 2015 show here are showing off a security service that they say offers customers a new way of detecting and blocking advanced persistent threats. The company is offering a technology preview of its SonicWall APT Protection Service, which will be available in both Dell firewalls and email security solutions, according to the company. The service, built atop sandbox technologies that use both system emulation and virtualization, will scan files of any size and hold onto files that could be malicious until a decision on them is made. The service takes advantage of Dell's SonicWall GRID cloud forensics platform that uses real-time analytics from more than 500,000 connected next-generation firewalls. The new service is part of a larger package of security offerings rolled out by Dell Oct. 20. Security has been a key focus of Dell's over the past several years as officials push to transform the company into an enterprise IT solutions and services provider. SonicWall is among several security vendors that Dell has bought. A year before the SonicWall deal in 2012, Dell bought SecureWorks for $612 million. Later in 2012, Dell acquired Credant Technologies.
Other announcements Dell made regarding network security included rolling out a SonicWall firewall interface that enables customers to use a single place to manage and enforce security policies across their network security, switches, wireless networks and WAN acceleration technologies. Dell also added Cyren anti-virus signatures to its SonicWall hosted email security and email security appliances and software. It adds to the multiple anti-virus technologies from the likes of Intel's McAfee and Kaspersky Labs offered by Dell.