In order to expand its security portfolio, Dell has signed an agreement to acquire Credant Technologies (News - Alert), a provider of data protection solutions to control, manage and secure data sent from endpoints to servers, storage and the cloud.
This acquisition makes Dell's (News - Alert) computing solutions even stronger and improves the manageability, reliability and security engineered into its enterprise computing portfolio. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.
Bob Heard, chief executive officer and founder of Credant, said, "This combination allows Credant to bring its deep capabilities in data security to Dell's robust solution set and customer base. Together, we will continue to focus on innovation and building value that result in beneficial outcomes for our customers."
Credant offers simple, comprehensive and transparent solutions that are easy to deploy and protects data across its full lifecycle. Credant offers simple secure management, lower cost of PC lifecycle maintenance for encrypted machines, flexible data protection, ease in deployment and provisioning and high levels of security and protection. The technology supports multiple mobile operating systems, allowing companies to confidently embrace the growing bring your own device movement.
Now, Dell offers comprehensive solutions to help customers identify the appropriate technologies and services to manage risk, regardless of the resources available to manage security.
Jeff Clarke, president, End User Computing Solutions at Dell, said in a statement, “The Credant assets will complement and extend current Dell device security features to make Dell Latitude, OptiPlex and Dell Precision computers among the world's most secure. When combined with the change in compute behaviors and data in-flight, Dell can now offer a differentiated security proposition based on its own intellectual property."
Dell offers comprehensive security services and solutions that enable organizations of all sizes to protect their IT assets, comply with regulations and reduce security costs.
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Edited by Rachel Ramsey