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Dell Technologies introduced a range of zero trust security services that help companies identify security gaps and improve cyber resilience. A Zero Trust Center of Excellence is being established for this purpose.

Dell sees zero trust as the best security strategy available today. Cyberattacks take place continuously and any business can be affected. Zero trust ensures that infrastructure, applications and data are strictly secured.

To this end, Dell is introducing a number of services to help customers implement zero trust. The Dell Cybersecurity Advisory Services give customers a turnkey roadmap for zero trust deployments. These services help find security holes and determine the technology customers should use to resolve these vulnerabilities. The services also teach clients how to apply vigilance and governance for greater long-term cyber resilience.

The new Vulnerability Management service allows Dell experts to regularly scan customers’ system environments for vulnerabilities, providing a complete overview of all exposures. The service helps prioritize patch policies.

More security for PCs and laptops

Dell is also expanding the security functionality of its PCs. Customers’ PCs and laptops are increasingly employed in hybrid work environments. Among other things, the new security functionality should counter supply chain attacks by closing certain PC ports before the devices are delivered to customers. The measure protects devices from BIOS manipulation. Furthermore, Dell’s PCs and laptops are sealed more tightly during delivery to customers.

Additionally, customers are now able to detect changes to the BIOS via a new telemetry integration of Microsoft Endpoint Manager, Microsoft Intune and Splunk consoles. Microsoft Endpoint Manager now allows customers to secure, monitor and configure Dell PCs and laptops, including BIOS configurations and password management.

Other security functionality includes accelerated threat detection and incident response. A new data loss prevention tool helps protect sensitive data from unauthorized downloads on external USB devices, increases visibility and provides behavior-based policy control.

Object storage

In addition, Dell launched a new protection and recovery tool for object storage. The Dell ECS Enterprise Object Storage platform is being extended to include capabilities for securing object data in an isolated online vault. The vault can be positioned locally or in a remote environment. The AWS S3 protocol allows key applications and backup servers to access isolated data copies. The functionality also features AI-supported threat detection and immutability features.

Center of Excellence

Finally, Dell announced the Zero Trust Center of Excellence. This research center will be located at Maryland’s Dreamport Center in the United States. The research center will be established in partnership with the Maryland Innovation and Security Institute (MISI) and United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM).

Dell will leverage the research center to validate zero trust cases. The organization will use the US Department of Defense’s Zero Trust Reference Architecture to help customers test their zero trust configurations prior to deployments in their own environments.

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