Dell has announced a new endpoint security suite to help businesses protect employee devices from malware attacks, secure data and meet compliance requirements. The Dell Data Protection | Endpoint Security Suite (DDP | ESS) provides threat protection, authentication and data encryption with a single management console in an integrated, easy-to-deploy solution.
It is available as a stand-alone software offering for both Dell and non-Dell hardware, and as an integrated offering with Dell commercial laptops, desktops and tablets, and is targeted at the mid-market, which Brett Hansen, executive director of end user computing software and mobility at Dell, defined as companies with 100 to 5,000 employees.
As companies face major trends such as BYOD, mobility, and the use of public clouds, and struggle to support and empower their end users, they are at the same time facing an increasing level of pressure to protect end-point end users and data to meet compliance requirements, said Hansen. With more data being circulated outside the direct control of IT departments, businesses need to ensure their security infrastructure detects and defends against malware, and encrypts data so it’s protected no matter where it goes while allowing IT to maintain encryption keys and control.
The suite provides four key differentiating capabilities, according to Hansen.
- Simple management and protection that allows allowing companies to remotely manage all components using a single, non-disruptive console capable of generating consolidated status and compliance reports
- Easy setup and deployment with a a single client install process and a virtual appliance management server for quick deployment, including a wizard-based process to further simplify setup and configuration
- Flexibility with support for centrally managed authentication and a range of data protection, including hardware- and software-based encryption. A single management console supports encryption capabilities including removable media protection and advanced port controls, Microsoft BitLocker and Self-Encrypting Drive (SED) management, and Dell exclusive Hardware Crypto Accelerator with FIPS 140-2 Level 3 validation – the highest level available for a disk encryption solution.
- Best of breed encryption based on the capability that Dell acquired with the Credant acquisition. “It provides a unique data-level encryption vs. full disk encryption that is the default of the rest of the suites on the market,” said Hansen.
For more information about Dell Data Protection | Endpoint Security Suite, go to www.dell.com/dataprotection.