Has Dell Reinvented Network Security?

There is more to Dell than meets the public eye. Although major computer manufacturing companies like Dell are known for their main computer product line, they are usually also adept at network security.

In Dell’s case, the Plano, Texas-based company provides clients with a high-value security service because the computer maker understands how clients with efficient network security tend to benefit from more profitable businesses.

Dell’s security service business goes by the catchy name of “SecureWorks.”


Dell’s security services focus on strengthening IT security and ensuring compliance. Their security experts first gather information about a client’s current state of network security. They then analyze this data and write a formal status report. Finally, they orchestrate a comprehensive plan that manages information on risks, threats, and incidents. 

IT Legacy Security Problems

Dell believes that security risks do more than simply threaten data loss or theft, they also hold a business back from running efficiently, saving on costs, and maximizing revenue. According to their security analysts, business that depend on legacy systems tend to rely on solutions that work in silos. This is problematic because there are gaps in security measures. 

In addition, these systems are so complex and it is difficult to manage them efficiently. As a consequence of these gaps and complexities, legacy systems are rarely cost effective and businesses end up squandering time and money that could be put to better use in improving their business operations.

Dell’s Solution to Security

What separates Dell’s security from the approach adopted by other security providers?

Three things, actually.

First, Dell’s security experts believe that security measures should be taken to close any gaps where infections could sneak into a network. They also believe that a network’s resources should be simple to understand and security measures easy to apply. By closing gaps and insisting on simplification, a secure network will be able to mitigate a high level of threats.

Second, Dell’s security experts believe that security should be proactive, rather than reactive. By having safeguards in place before an attack–say, having encryption before a hacker attack–is much better than to figure out what recovery measures to take after an attack and what safeguards to have in place against future threats.

Third, Dell’s security experts believe that security features should block threats while not obstructing people from doing their work. In other words, security should block threats, not human productivity.

Dell’s Network Security Solutions

Dell’s network security solutions have three main goals. The first goal is to secure the network. The second goal is that the network should provide sustained performance. And their third goal is that the entire process of managing the network should be as simplified as possible. 

Dell’s Endpoint Security Solutions 

Dell’s endpoint security protocol basically means that data from the data center to all computing devices have protection. In addition, data should also be safeguarded with encryption. Dell’s Endpoint Security Solutions provides two benefits: first, users remain productive because there is no disruption to their computer-related work; second, IT staff oversee a simplified process that makes it much easier to ensure security and compliance.

Dell’s Access Management Solutions

Dell’s solution for access management administers who can use privileged accounts, work with specific applications, and review sensitive data. It also reduces the complexity usually associated with this type of security.


Dell approaches security in a slightly different way than most security providers. For instance, by securing access from any endpoint with multiple threat-detection techniques, it’s possible to protect a network from phishing, spam, zombies, and viruses, as well as any other attacks swarming in from the Internet.