Dell Security Wins Security Readers’ Choice Awards, Ranks Number One in Security 500 Report

November has been a great month for Dell Security! Last week, our network security, wireless network security, web security, web application firewalls and Identity and Access Management products were top winners in the recent Security Magazine 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards. More than 1,700 readers voted on the top security products of the year, in 22 product categories.

SonicWALL products

These awards recognize superior companies and products working to address the growing security demands due to today’s relentless threats and cybercriminal attacks around the world. Dell is proud to win in the following categories:

For more than a decade, Dell SonicWALL Network Security Appliances (NSA) and TZ Series next-generation and unified threat management (UTM) firewalls have secured organizations around the world by combining intrusion prevention, application control, malware protection and content filtering for a comprehensive approach to network protection. Our customers and partners benefit by having top notch security that does not compromise performance and does not break the bank. Companies that host their own web servers gain an additional layer of security for their websites by deploying a Dell SonicWALL Web Application Firewall in addition to the intrusion prevention capabilities on the firewall. Dell’s Clean Wireless line of access points has provided secure wireless connectivity to hundreds of thousands locations and extended the deep security provided by the firewalls out to wireless. Our Content Filtering Service (CFS) and Content Filtering Client (CFC) web filtering technologies protect millions in schools, governments and in private organizations by providing protection and productivity policies and block inappropriate, unproductive and even illegal web content.

"We have tight control over the network nowadays and can manage bandwidth per application using the firewall. The beauty of our Dell SonicWALL solution is that we can use it to create better store environments for our customers,” said Joan Taribo, Operations and IT Manager, Benetton Spain.

As we announced at Dell World, Dell One Identity Manager, our most popular, enterprise-level identity and access management (IAM) solution, is now offered in a robust SaaS version that makes the three tenets of IAM – access control, provisioning and governance – available to companies that prefer to outsource rather than expend resources, staff or budget to deploy an on-premises IAM solution. Dell One Identity Manager enables large organizations like Radboud University to ensure that users have only the access they need.

“Identity Manager differentiated itself from other solutions due to its completeness — it allowed a single product to tackle all of the issues we face, on both a provisioning level and a governance level,” said Jos Groenewegen, senior manager, Radboud University.

Underscoring the outstanding recognition of our security products is another honor that validates our security strategy overall: for an unprecedented second consecutive year, Dell’s Security program has been rated number one in the IT Sector in Security Magazine’s annual Security 500 report. The Security 500 ranks the top 500 power players in the security industry, and we were thrilled to be at the top of this list last year. This year’s repeat ranking reinforces our belief that our offerings, and the scalable, end-to-end security solutions we provide to our customers, represents the best in the business.

The IT security industry is highly fragmented, with many products addressing just one aspect of security, which means that organizations have to cobble together a patchwork of products to meet their security needs. At Dell, our security vision is to unify these fragmented infrastructures with a comprehensive portfolio that’s built to protect, comply and enable the business. It’s based on simplicity, efficiency and connectivity that delivers a robust integrated IT security solution that shares insights and control across the organization, enables business users to manage the rules and policies, and allows end users to easily comply.

At Dell, we are focused on our customers and our goal is to continue developing security solutions that not only protect their data and users, but also drive innovation, for an increased competitive edge and success. Today’s threat landscape is only going to continue to grow and morph into an even more formidable challenge tomorrow, so we’re focused on filling the gaps in security, and enabling our customers to concentrate on driving their business goals and achieving success – both today and in the future.

The recognition of our security products by those who use them is evidence that our strategy is right, and our ranking – two years’ running – as the number one security program in the IT space is the icing on the cake. We want to thank readers and the Security 500 report. We are thrilled, proud and inspired!

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