Symphony Technology Group Enters Definitive Agreement with Dell Technologies to Acquire RSA

Today, Symphony Technology Group announced a definitive agreement with Dell Technologies to purchase RSA. We believe this is the right long-term strategy for both RSA and Dell Technologies to ensure the full potential of each organization can be reached. For RSA, that is best achieved independent of Dell Technologies and will be in the best interest of our collective customers and partners.

As we enter the next data decade, our customers need to secure and protect data everywhere it exists – at the edge, in the core and in cloud environments – and Dell Technologies is committed to continued innovation in security capabilities and services. We continue to innovate across our portfolio with automated and intelligent security features, functionality and services built into infrastructure, platforms and devices to keep data safe, protected and resilient.

We’ve been working over the last three years to simplify our business and product portfolio to make it easier for our customers to meet their digital transformation requirements. The strategies of RSA and Dell Technologies have evolved to address different business needs with different go-to-market models. The sale of RSA gives us greater flexibility to focus on integrated innovation across Dell Technologies, while allowing RSA to focus on its strategy of providing risk, security and fraud teams with the ability to holistically manage digital risk.

In determining the best long-term future for RSA, we sought a partner that was enthusiastic about RSA’s mission, committed to its customer and partner base, and interested in maximizing the power of RSA’s talent, experience, and tremendous growth potential. We believe Symphony Technology Group will be the right custodian to achieve these goals.

RSA, including RSA Conference, is invaluable to our customers and the security community at large – and with that in mind we will work to ensure a seamless transition.

Until the transaction closes, which we expect to be within the next six to nine months, it is business as usual.

For more information, please visit the RSA blog.

Jeff Clark

About the Author: Jeff Clarke

Jeff Clarke is vice chairman and co-chief operating officer for Dell Technologies responsible for running day-to-day business operations, shaping the company’s strategic agenda and setting priorities across the Dell Technologies executive leadership team. In partnership with Chuck Whitten, Jeff directs the Infrastructure Solutions Group and the Client Solutions Group, and manages Global Operations including manufacturing, procurement and supply chain. Jeff is also responsible for setting the long-term strategy and leads planning for emerging technology areas such as Cloud, Edge, Telecom and as-a-Service. Jeff joined Dell Technologies in 1987 as a quality engineer. Since then, his remit has grown to lead the company’s biggest transformations that resulted in Dell Technologies No.1 worldwide share positions in many of its core infrastructure and PC products. He’s also passionate about Dell’s social impact agenda and plays an active role in advancing Dell’s diversity and inclusion initiatives, employee resource groups and 2030 moonshot goals. Prior to joining Dell Technologies, Jeff served as a reliability and product engineer at Motorola, Inc. He serves on the College of Engineering Advisory Council for his alma mater, the University of Texas at San Antonio, where he earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering in 1986.