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Dell enters into partnership with cybersecurity startup CrowdStrike

Dell enters into partnership with cybersecurity startup CrowdStrike

Dell has entered into a strategic partnership with the cybersecurity startup CrowdStrike. Together with Dell’s subsidiary Secureworks, the three of them focus on a project called Dell Safe Guard and Response. This is an endpoint security portfolio that will be launched in March.

The news followed shortly after Dell’s security partner Cylance announced a takeover by Blackberry. The Canadian technology company would like to take over the company for $1.4 billion. Dell says it’s purely coincidental and continues to offer and support Cyclance’s security products. The computer giant stresses that the new product will increase Dell’s security coverage. Despite the fact that both Cylance and CrowdStrike offer malware protection.

Now we can address an additional set of customer issues and requirements to better protect their data, said a spokesperson. Also part of the partnership is that Dell computers come with the option to use CrowdStrike.


According to Business Insider, CrowdStrike has realized an important collaboration by partnering with Dell. That’s surprising considering Dell’s deep ties with its closest competitor Cylance, also a provider of cybersecurity solution for endpoints. The startup, which was estimated at $3.35 billion during a financing round in June last year, is expected to go public this year. According to Reuters, Goldman Sachs was hired to lead the IPO.

Cyber security shake-up

CrowdStrike is regarded as one of the most valued independent cybersecurity companies in an increasingly consolidated market. CrowdStrike’s other partnerships include HPE, IBM, Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud.

The collaboration between Dell and CrowdStrike is seen by many as a cyber security shake-up. Also by Gur Talpaz, analyst at Stifle: We consider Dell’s decision to use CrowdStrike’s endpoint technologies within the Dell SafeGuard solution as a kind of confirmation as it relates to the positioning of CrowdStrike as the market leader in technological efficiency.

This news article was automatically translated from Dutch to give Techzine.eu a head start. All news articles after September 1, 2019 are written in native English and NOT translated. All our background stories are written in native English as well. For more information read our launch article.