Dell buys security provider SecureWorks

Deal will add to Dell's IT-as-a-Service portfolio

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Dell buys security provider SecureWorks SecureWorks will immediately enhance Dell's solutions portfolio, says Altabef.
By  Mark Sutton Published  January 5, 2011

Dell has announced that it will acquire information security services provider SecureWorks for an undisclosed amount.

The deal will help expand Dell's IT-as-a-Service offerings, through the addition of SecureWork's portfolio of managed-security services, security and risk consulting services and threat intelligence.

SecureWorks has a customer base of several thousand clients across a range of industries, including more than 15% of the Fortune 500, with customers in

Security-as-a-Service solutions include Managed-Security Services, Security and Risk Consulting Services and Threat Intelligence mid-sized businesses, financial services, utilities, healthcare, retail and manufacturing.

The deal is expected to close early this year, and Dell said that it plans to maintain SecureWorks' current operations and continue to make investments in enhanced security offerings.

"The frequency and sophistication of attacks on technology infrastructure and malicious attempts to access data, requires reliable, capable and innovative information security," said Peter Altabef, president, Dell Services. "SecureWorks is a recognized industry leader in information security services and its offerings and expertise will immediately enhance our solutions portfolio. We look forward to welcoming SecureWorks team members - who bring their passion and dedication to serving clients with best-in-class security services - to Dell and our clients."

‘Dell's global scale and relationships with clients provides a tremendous opportunity to rapidly expand SecureWorks' business," states Michael Cote, CEO and chairman of SecureWorks. "With Dell's commitment to our clients, our team and our market, I am confident that SecureWorks will flourish as part of the Dell Services organization and that our clients will continue to be well-served and well-protected by the services on which they rely."

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