Dell Investing in Increased Data Security for Endpoints: Completes Acquisition of Credant

Credant Technologies - acquired by DellEarlier this week Dell announced it reached an agreement to acquire Credant, an industry-leading provider of data protection solutions to control, manage and secure data sent from endpoints to servers, storage, applications and the cloud.  Today we have formally closed the transaction and I’m pleased to update that the Credant team is now officially a part of Dell.

The combination of Dell’s leading commercial client portfolio and Credant technology will provide customers with a strengthened security profile and improve their ability to manage their PC estate.

As we commented in our press releases earlier this week, Credant technology is a comprehensive solution that protects data across its full lifecycle.  Credant protects and encrypts user and corporate data– from PC to mobile to cloud – which works within enterprises existing systems management processes. 

Credant Leadership

Credant secures more than 2 million endpoints with customers in a variety of industries and offers:       

  • Simplified Security Managementwith single console for full end user ecosystem PC, Tablets, External Media, Mobile Devices & Public Clouds
    • Pre-set compliance templates means a faster path to meeting regulations  
  • Flexible, comprehensive data protection,protects where ever data goes from smart phone to the cloud
    • File-level encryption enables intelligent data handling which does not trade collaboration for protection
    • End users share data in the cloud or bring work home to do on their personal PCs without worrying they are putting the company at risk
  • Lowers cost of deployment and  PC lifecycle maintenance for encrypted machines, works easily with existing IT tools and processes
    • Provision users faster  and save hours per PC
    • No need to waste time unencrypting or re-encrypting user data during PC maintenance or upgrades
    • Help prevent risk of IT breach during device maintenance with separate keys for end user data and system data
  • High levels of security and protection.  Dell HW Crypto Accelerator solution equips end-user systems with military-grade protection.  It also reaches the highest level of U.S. Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) certification for endpoint disk encryption commercially available, 140-2 Level 3.

Dell has a long-standing joint development partnership and OEM agreement with Credant and uses its technology in its Dell Data Protection|Encryption solution.

We’re excited to welcome the Credant team to Dell and look forward to a working together on behalf of our customers in 2013.


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