Dell launches new cybersecurity services designed to allow businesses to assess their zero trust and cyber-resilience maturity, endpoint security solutions to support hybrid working, and ransomware protection for object storage data.
For services, Dell’s new offerings include Dell’s Cybersecurity Consulting Services, which will give organizations a roadmap to zero trust that builds on their existing cybersecurity assets. Services are designed to find and close security gaps, determine which technologies customers should implement, and help them learn how to enable ongoing vigilance and governance for long-term cyber resilience.
The new services also include Vulnerability Management which includes Dell experts to regularly scan customer environments for vulnerabilities and provide a complete picture of exposures and help prioritize remediation efforts.
To help secure endpoints used in hybrid work scenarios, Dell is also launching new commercial PC offerings, including the ability for customers to disable PC ports before shipping to help prevent tampering with BIOS settings. The company is also expanding the availability of tamper-evident seals to Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa to provide more physical security measures during shipping.
Dell is also leveraging a telemetry integration between Microsoft Intune and Splunk consoles to help customers detect potential PC BIOS corruptions. This allows IT administrators to use the Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center to secure, control, and configure Dell PCs, including BIOS setup and password management. These features will be available in a future release of Intune.
The company says it’s also adding new software protections to speed up threat detection and remediation and protect data from unauthorized downloads to external USB storage devices.
Dell too announcement Dell ECS Enterprise Object Storage platform, designed to help secure object data in an isolated virtual vault residing locally or in a remote environment. The platform is accessible through the AWS S2 protocol and allows critical applications and backup servers to continue to access the isolated copy while maintaining legal compliance in the event of a cyberattack compromising the primary and secondary data copy.
“In a multicloud world, an organization’s cybersecurity strategy must transcend its infrastructure and extend to its applications and data,” said John Roese, global chief technology officer at Dell Technologies. “We believe a Zero Trust strategy is the best way forward. Dell has a proven IT and security foundation, technology integration experience, and an extensive ecosystem of global partners to help simplify customer cybersecurity transformations.
The new products and services come as the Round Rock, Texas-based company seeks to help organizations adopt a Zero Trust architecture to more proactively protect against cybersecurity threats with the planned opening of a center of Zero Trust Excellence. The center is in collaboration with CyberPoint International and the Maryland Innovation Security Institute (MISI) in the spring of 2023 at DreamPort, the cybersecurity innovation center of US Cyber Command. Dell, CyberPoint and MISI will provide organizations with a secure data center to validate zero-trust use cases. The Center will use the Department of Defense Zero Trust Reference Architecture as a basis for organizations to test configurations before deployment in their own environments.
“We are confident that our critical collaboration with Dell Technologies at the DreamPort Center of Excellence will drive the rapid innovation and integration of Zero Trust solutions to help US government and commercial enterprises defend against increasingly complex and ongoing cyber threats” , says Horace Jones, president of CyberPoint International. .