Security is a requirement that customers have and it has got to be part of what you do every single day.
Speaking at the opening of the Dell Solutions Summit in Brussels, CEO Michael Dell claimed that the company addressed the offering shortage by acquiring technology from SonicWall, SecureWorks and Quest. He said: “Five years ago, while we had various security things that we were doing, we didn’t have the level of property that we wanted to have so we made significant acquisitions, and we built a significant capability there and being in the middle of enterprise IT, security has just got to be part of what you do every single day.”
Dell claimed that we live in an exciting world redefined by technology, and Dell is addressing challenges head on with four imperatives: transform; mobility; inform; and protect.
On protect, Dell said that security is a “top imperative” and he asks customers what are the big concerns and worries, and security is a very top concern, and of the 40 or so acquisitions it has done, a large number are in security.
“We see about 80 billion events a day and have a deep understanding of all of the threats and a counter threat unit to identify all of the bad actors out there and understanding all of those threats and proactively protecting customers,” he said.
“We also have capabilities in protecting and securing them with next-generation firewalls, with identity and access management systems and encryption technology that we embed inside machines so if a notebook is lost or stolen they do not have to worry about data being lost, and an ability to protect data in the cloud with services like Dropbox or Box. Across the entire spectrum, we are embedding security in everything that we do and certainly it is an enormous challenge as the number of devices expands geometrically, each one of them represents a potential threat. So security is very important to our customers.”
He went on to say that Dell is working with leading organisations in EMEA to help customers and this underscores the future, which is “a bright one and IT driven”.
He said: “The opportunities are enormous and IT is everywhere and you cannot do anything without IT or engage with customers, so every company is using IT to advance itself and that drives growth in industry and for Dell.”