Dell adds new security capabilities for its commercial PCs

IT major Dell has added fresh security capabilities for its commercial PC portfolio.

The computing major on Tuesday said Dell Data Protection (DDP) solution provides comprehensive data protection in a single solution suite.

The solution is now available with Microsoft Windows 8 support. Besides, Dell Precision workstations, OptiPlex desktops, and Latitude laptops and tablets will also come with new security solutions.

In addition, Dell has unveiled DDP | Protected Workspace, a sophisticated new tool powered by Invincea to protect employees and their data from the latest malware attacks in real time.

A one-year subscription to DDP | Protected Workspace software is included on Dell Precision, Latitude and OptiPlex PCs.

Once the application is activated, it begins moving users’ browsers, PDF readers and Office suite into a contained, virtual environment where it automatically identifies malware attacks in real-time based on behaviors and actions inside the environment and away from the host operating system.

Dell’s DDP | Encryption protects data at the file level and safeguards data everywhere — any device, external media and in the cloud. It’s designed to provide protection without disrupting user productivity or collaboration.

IDC says despite economic pressures, worldwide security product revenues will grow 7.8 percent in 2013.

Brett Hansen, executive director, end user computing, Dell, said: “To address CIO challenges, Dell is providing the most secure–and with unique Intel v-Pro technology–the most manageable commercial PCs.”

DDP | E simplifies the management of endpoint security with a centralized remote management console and encryption that won’t interfere with existing IT processes, such as patch management.

With Dell’s new authentication software – Dell Data Protection | Security Tools – IT managers can centrally manage both their encryption and authentication policies using the same DDP console.

Dell offers the broadest range of fully-integrated advanced authentication options, including fingerprint, smart card and contactless smart card readers and Dell ControlVault for secure hardware credential processing.

DDP | Protected Workspace helps protect users against all types of cyber-attacks – even Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) and zero-day exploits – by placing them in a protected environment any time they go to the Internet or encounter untrusted files within email. Also, DDP | Protected Workspace is completely unobtrusive to users so their everyday workflow is uninterrupted.

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