At the Dell Enterprise Forum customer and partner event, Dell showcased new security services and solutions that further expand its security portfolio. With the new offerings, businesses can defend all technology touch points to better safeguard the corporate network, critical data and devices while enabling employee productivity and confidently protecting the mobile workforce.
As security threats continue to evolve and multiply, organizations are struggling to both keep pace with major technology trends such as Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), cloud and mobility, and defend their perimeter. The frequency of attacks is expanding at an alarming rate globally. In fact, Dell prevented 1.06 trillion intrusion events in 249 countries in the past year alone1. A Dell global securitysurvey released in February found that 74 percent of global respondents had experienced a security breach in the past year, but on average, respondents only allocated 17 percent of their IT budget to security. In order for organizations to truly transform their business, it is imperative they ensure data is protected and their workforce is productive. In today’s world, that means protection at the data center, in the cloud, within the network and especially at the endpoint.
According to a recent Forrester Research report: “Employee endpoints are frequent targets of cybercriminals, and gaining control of the endpoint provides easy access to some of the organization’s most sensitive data assets. Forrester believes that any comprehensive data security strategy must include both reducing the endpoint threat surface and limiting exposure to data loss involving these endpoints.”
“In today’s evolving technology landscape, organizations face an unprecedented number and variety of security threats. Only a connected approach to security protects an organization’s entire IT environment without compromising access, collaboration, performance or cost,” said John McClurg, Chief Security Officer, Dell. “Our portfolio updates shared today will help customers implement a holistic security strategy to protect their businesses from the outside-in and inside-out. Ultimately, Dell’s differentiated security approach allows businesses to defend all technology touch points from the device to the datacenter to the cloud.”
Murli Mohan, General Manager, Dell Software Group, India, said, “ With rapidly developing technology solutions and arrival of mega trends like Big data, cloud computing, mobility and BYOD (bring your own device), we are witnessing huge possibilities for business growth like never before. But that also presents opportunities to cybercriminals who often target employee endpoints to gain access to sensitive data. According to a recent Dell study on Connected Security, Indian organizations today use an average of 8 different security measures to prevent breaches and threats. Instead organizations should adopt a connected approach for a more holistic security strategy. This will ensure security against endpoint threats and enable organizations to be one step ahead of the epidemic threats that can significantly damage their network.”