Dell Helps Businesses Reduce Risk, Focus on Innovation with Enhancements to Comprehensive Security Portfolio
Dell announced new mobile security and network security updates and solutions designed to help businesses thrive and innovate while reducing risk. Dell also featured its innovative solutions with the world’s first 120 Gbps firewall demonstration, and highlighted multiple security awards from Info Security Products Guide, SC Magazine and NSS Labs.
"We live in a connected world in which security is a non-negotiable," said John McClurg, vice president and chief security officer of Dell’s global security organization. "We understand that customers need a reliable security approach that protects the whole enterprise, from end-to-end, inside and out, with efficiency and without compromise to business growth and development. With these updates to the Dell security portfolio, customers and their businesses are empowered to focus on what they do best."
Secure Mobile Access Solutions
The Dell Secure Mobile Access (SMA) solution increases mobile and remote-worker productivity, protects data from threats, and integrates with industry leading mobile management solutions. SMA also provides a secure end-to-end mobile management and security solution for BYO, CYO and managed devices. With the new SMA 11.2 release, the solution adds secure access to more resources using a standard HTML 5 browser, enabling intuitive access for most smartphones, tablets and laptop users and reduces reliance on Java and ActiveX components. In addition to existing support for HTML 5 browser access to RDP published applications and desktops, the new release adds HTML 5 browser access to Citrix Xendesktop and Xenapps ICA support. The new SMA 6200 and 7200 appliances also offer increased scalability, with the SMA 6200 entry platform supporting up to 2,000 concurrent users, while the new SMA 7200 mid-range platform supports up to 10,000 concurrent users.
Ultra-high Performance Next-Generation Firewall
SSL decryption and inspection are critical NGFW capabilities required to effectively uncover malware deeply hidden inside encrypted web sessions and provide deeper perimeter network security. At RSA, Dell will collaborate with Array Networks and Spirent Communication to give the industry’s first demonstration of a highly-resilient, scalable, "Open Firewall Sandwich" layer 3 architecture. In this network design, the Dell SuperMassive NGFW with onboard SSL decryption can be incrementally deployed and horizontally scaled infinitely to address SSL performance loss and increase SSL decryption and inspection performance. The solution overcomes the challenges posed by the dramatic increase in secure web-based content and applications.
Also at RSA, Dell will be joined by Ixia in demonstrating a network-based model for scaling a NGFW that enables organizations to scale above 100 Gbps of deep packet inspection (DPI) performance while gaining network simplicity, highest security efficacy and N+1 resiliency. This "Firewall Sandwich" architecture will solve an enterprise’s most complex and demanding data center operations – all at a considerably low cost.
Dell’s Ongoing Commitment to Security Protection, Discovery and Innovation
With more data being circulated outside the direct control of IT departments, businesses need to ensure that employees are not only defended against malware attacks, but that all data is encrypted at the file level. The growing number of businesses utilizing Dell Data Protection | Encryption (DDP | E) highlights the importance being placed on endpoint security as employees grow more mobile. In addition, the recently announced Dell Data Protection | Endpoint Security Suite (DDP | ESS) provides IT Departments with a simple to deploy and manage solution, which provides threat protection, authentication and data encryption through a single management console.
Dell SecureWorks Banking Botnets Report
In order to provide organizations insight into the most insidious and pervasive Banking Botnets currently being used to target financial institutions and their clients, Dell SecureWorks today released its annual Top Banking Botnets threat analysis. This report outlines the inner workings of each Bank Botnet and provides key indicators for each of them so that organizations can help protect themselves from these threats. Key highlights include:
This research comes on the heels of the insight provided by the Dell SonicWALL Annual Threat Report also released earlier this month, which highlighted a surge in point-of-sale (POS) malware, increased malware traffic within encrypted (https) web protocols and a 100 percent increase in attacks against supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems. The report also includes predictions from the Dell SonicWALL Threat Research Team, including:
Dell Security Solutions Recognized By
SC Magazine honored Dell SecureWorks’ Managed Security Services with its Best Managed Security Service award. Dell SecureWorks has won this award seven times. Dell SecureWorks’ Managed Security Services was recognized by a panel representing the audience of SC Magazine, as the top solution in the Reader Trust Award Best Managed Security Service category at the 2015 SC Awards.
Each year, hundreds of products are entered in the Reader Trust Award category. Each product is judged by a panel representing a cross-section of SC Magazine readership, which is comprised of large, medium and small enterprises from all major vertical markets including financial services, healthcare, government, retail, education and other sectors. Entrants are narrowed down to a select group of finalists before undergoing a rigorous final judging process to determine the winner in each category.
At this week’s RSA expo, Dell was presented with a plaque recognizing that the Dell SonicWALL SuperMassive E10800 earned a "recommended" rating from NSS Labs for the third time in their next-generation firewall category.
"Dell SonicWALL and the SuperMassive line have received ‘Recommended’ ratings in NSS tests for both NGFW and IPS over the last three years," says Vikram Phatak, CEO, NSS Labs. "With their consistent performance in real world testing, Dell SonicWALL has proven that they offer compelling solutions that provide both consistently exceptional levels of security effectiveness and that are highly scalable to support the massive data, capacity and connectivity demands of even the largest enterprises."
Dell at RSA
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