Dell has announced additional security capabilities for its commercial PC portfolio and now offers the most secure commercial PCs on the market.
Dell offers comprehensive encryption, advanced authentication, and leading-edge malware prevention from a single source with Dell Data Protection (DDP) solutions.
DDP | Encryption provides the most comprehensive data protection in a single solution suite—now with Microsoft Windows 8 support and auto deployment and provisioning of users when purchased factory-installed on Dell Precision workstations, OptiPlex desktops, and Latitude laptops and tablets. Additionally, Dell unveiled DDP | Protected Workspace, a sophisticated new tool powered by Invincea to protect employees and their data from the latest malware attacks in real time.
It’s critical for organisations of all sizes to safeguard intellectual property, customer data and employee information. The theft of a laptop or loss of a USB key can result in thousands of dollars in lost revenue and compliance fines.
With a growing number of endpoints to protect, the exponential growth of data, and the rise of more sophisticated threats, endpoint security can be difficult to manage. To address these issues, DDP | Encryption protects data at the file level and safeguard data everywhere it goes: on any device, external media and in the cloud. And it’s designed to provide this protection without disrupting end user productivity or collaboration.
“Dell understands the demand for end-to-end security solutions and services, especially IT challenges at the endpoint,” said Chris Christiansen, IDC program vice president, security products & services. “Despite worldwide economic pressures, a recent IDC study forecasts 2013 worldwide security product revenues to grow 7.8%. Given the demand, Dell is focused protecting information, streamlining administration, guarding against advanced threats, and ensuring proper access.”
“IT decision makers are facing the increasingly difficult challenge of balancing protecting company data and ensuring compliance while enabling end-user productivity,” said Boitumelo Kgnore, Dell South Africa, client product marketing manager.
“To address this challenge Dell is providing the most secure–and with unique Intel v-Pro technology–the most manageable commercial PCs that enable deep hardware protection and authentication, a unique file-level encryption solution that protects data on the client, on remote media, on mobile devices and in the cloud and virtualised container that protects against zero-day threats.”
DDP | E simplifies the management of endpoint security with a centralised remote management console and encryption that won’t interfere with existing IT processes, such as patch management. And now, with Dell’s new authentication software – Dell Data Protection| Security Tools – IT managers can centrally manage both their encryption and authentication policies using the same DDP console.
Dell offers the broadest range of fully-integrated advanced authentication options, including fingerprint, smart card and contactless smart card readers and Dell ControlVault for secure hardware credential processing. DDP | Security Tools ships on every Dell commercial endpoint to enable these authentication options.