Dell Introduces Security Solutions Portfolio for SMBs
Technology giant Dell has announced an expansive security solution portfolio for midsize businesses and organizations that integrates technology, products, security management tools and services in collaboration with Juniper Networks. As part of its comprehensive security solution, Dell and Juniper also unveiled plans to expand their agreement to develop additional SMB-focused Unified Threat Management (UTM) features and network security appliances, adding to the existing J-SRX Services Gateway portfolio.
The complete portfolio is available starting this week as the Dell J-SRX Services Gateway Series. The J-SRX Services Gateways integrate a full suite of network security services into a single appliance, including firewall, VPN, intrusion prevention, anti-spam, antivirus and Web filtering technologies. Starting this week, customers can order J-SRX Services Gateways and KACE K1000 endpoint security solutions through Dell or any of the company's Global PartnerDirect channel partners. Dell said its security services powered by SecureWorks will be available by the end of the year.
The KACE K1000 Management Appliance provides features for managing endpoint security. The appliance offers a range of life cycle management capabilities, including system inventory, help desk and application deployment, as well as key security features such as vulnerability assessment and remediation via patch management and configuration enforcement.
"Given the still struggling economy, small and medium businesses have been slower to make new security investments, but the investments they are making have been focused on consolidating vendors and streamlining security processes, thus making the multifunction security platform a logical choice," said Gartner Research Vice President and Research Director Jim Browning.
Other security services Dell is offering include 24/7 security monitoring, monitoring and management of firewalls and security devices, security assessments, and Web application scanning. These services also facilitate compliance with regulator mandates including PCI, GLBA, Sarbanes-Oxley, NERC/CIP and HIPAA, the company said.
"Security is one of the most pressing IT issues businesses face today. It is difficult and increasingly complex for midsize businesses to assemble the resources to protect against the numerous security threats they face—a data breach through the network, data leakage by employees, malware attacks or lost laptops," said Steve Felice, president of Dell consumer and small and medium business. "Dell has entered the security space and done the work for our customers. The result is our comprehensive approach to security that helps protect against attacks via the network or endpoints like laptops and smartphones, and provides a full range of security services."