(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – Dell today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire SecureWorks® Inc., a globally recognized provider of information-security services. SecureWorks’ industry leading Security-as-a-Service solutions include Managed-Security Services, Security and Risk Consulting Services and Threat Intelligence. The acquisition expands Dell’s global IT-as-a-Service offerings and information security expertise.
Organizations of all sizes and across diverse industries – including Global 500 companies, mid-sized businesses, financial services, utilities, healthcare, retail and manufacturing – rely on SecureWorks’ industry-leading security services to reduce risk, improve regulatory compliance and lower costs of managing IT security. The company’s proprietary threat management platform is scalable and integrates easily with client environments. In addition, SecureWorks’ world-class Counter Threat Unit research team helps protect clients across multiple industries from ever-changing global IT threats.
SecureWorks processes more than 13 billion security events and sees more than 30,000 malware specimens each day. The company has more than 1,500 banks and credit unions as managed security services clients and is protecting trillions of dollars in financial assets. Its reliability, capability and focus on client service has earned SecureWorks a best-in-class customer satisfaction rating from its global client base.
The acquisition is the latest strategic investment by Dell as it expands its portfolio of enterprise-class IT-as-a-Service solutions. Building its capabilities as a Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) is an important next step in Dell’s strategy to help clients drive better efficiency across the enterprise and dramatically simplify the management of IT infrastructure.
Founded in 1999, SecureWorks is headquartered in Atlanta, GA and serves thousands of clients in 70 countries, including more than 15 percent of the Fortune 500. The company has approximately 700 employees and projects Fiscal Year 2010 revenue of more than $120 million. Gartner has positioned SecureWorks in the Leaders quadrant of its “Magic Quadrant for MSSPs, North America” report based on criteria that includes a company’s completeness of vision and ability to execute. Forrester named SecureWorks as one of only two “leaders” cited in The Forrester WaveTM: Managed Security Services, Q3 2010. SecureWorks was among the companies that received top ratings in several categories: including value proposition, vertical and geographic footprint, and infrastructure and perimeter security.