Dell advances endpoint security in PCs

Dell’s adds BIOS verification and endpoint security features to ensure its devices are protected

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Dell advances endpoint security in PCs Dell has announced it has made its PCs even more secure with advanced protection features against threats and malware
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  February 11, 2016

Dell has announced it has made its PCs even more secure with it latest security suite, Dell Data Protection | Endpoint Security Suite Enterprise and BIOS verification feature for advanced threat protection against threats and malware.

The endpoint security suite includes Cylance technology that employs artificial intelligence and match learning, which according to Cylance, offers a higher level of protection from zero day attacks and targeted attacks such as spear phishing and ransomware.

"The combined Dell and Cylance advanced threat protection capability makes for the world's most secure computing platforms," said Cylance CEO, Stuart McClure. "Global organisations, through Dell, can now feel confident in their ability to prevent a cyber-attack from being successful. Whether an errant email link via a phishing attempt, invisible web site malicious software download or advanced nation-state targeted attack, we can stop them."

Its new post-boot BIOS verification solution which enables users to ensure their devices remain safe from malware during the boot process.  It uses a cloud environment to compare and test an individual BIOS image against official measurements stored in the Dell BIOS lab. Ass the testing occurs in the cloud, users have the reassurance it cannot be compromised, explained Dell.

"The growing complexity of BIOS-specific attacks, and with new malware variants possessing the ability to reinstall themselves within the BIOS, organisations need a more sophisticated way to know that their systems have not been compromised," said Brett Hansen, executive director of data security solutions at Dell.

"Dell's unique post-boot BIOS verification technology for its commercial PCs gives IT the assurance that employees' systems are secure every time they use the device, making them the most secure in the industry." 

The BIOS verification feature will initially be available on Dell's range of commercial PCs with a 6th Generation Intel chipset, which includes the Latitude PCs, as well as select Dell Precision, OptiPlex, and XPS PCs and Dell Venue Pro tablets.

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