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Dell Teams With CrowdStrike, Secureworks for New Endpoint Security Offering

Dell on Thursday announced that it has teamed up with its subsidiary Secureworks and CrowdStrike for a new endpoint security offering that includes threat prevention, detection and response services.

The new Dell SafeGuard and Response offering coimbines unified endpoint protection, managed security, incident response expertise, and threat behavioral analytics.

Specifically, SafeGuard and Response includes the CrowdStrike Falcon Prevent next-generation antivirus (NGAV), which relies on AI and machine learning to neutralize malware and other attacks.

Dell launches SafeGuard and Response productCustomers can add the Device Control and Falcon Insight service from CrowdStrike, which provides endpoint detection and response (EDR), including deep visibility into threat activity and real-time remediation capabilities.

Dell SafeGuard and Response customers are also offered 24x7 managed services from Secureworks for monitoring their endpoints for unauthorized activity. Secureworks’s Security Operations Center and Counter Threat Unit will determine the severity, accuracy and context of each incident to recommend actions for remediation.

Finally, organizations can opt for the SecureWorks Incident Management Retainer, which involves the deployment of an on-demand incident response team in the event of a serious incident. This service can also be useful for creating a proactive response plan for future incidents, Dell said.

Dell SafeGuard and Response is expected to become generally available worldwide in March 2019 and it can be acquired from Dell and its channel partners.

“Attacker techniques are getting more sophisticated and customers need managed solutions that are actively guarding against threat activity,” said Wendy Thomas, senior vice president of business and product strategy at Secureworks. “Our modern approach with Dell ensures a coordinated defense against cyber threats at the scale and speed required for any customer's evolving security needs beyond the network.”

“Together [with Dell], we are equipping customers with a unique and compelling solution to deliver an end-to-end approach to endpoint security that effectively stops threats, while reducing enterprise complexity and modernizing threat detection and management,” commented Matthew Polly, vice president of Worldwide Business Development and Channels at CrowdStrike.

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Eduard Kovacs (@EduardKovacs) is a contributing editor at SecurityWeek. He worked as a high school IT teacher for two years before starting a career in journalism as Softpedia’s security news reporter. Eduard holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial informatics and a master’s degree in computer techniques applied in electrical engineering.