Dell to buy data protection solutions firm Credant Technologies

Infotech Lead Asia: Dell is set to buy Credant Technologies, a provider of data protection solutions to control, manage and secure data sent from endpoints to servers, storage and the cloud.

Credant technology strengthens Dell’s computing solutions and improves the manageability, reliability and security engineered into its enterprise computing portfolio.

Credant protects and encrypts user and corporate data – from PC to mobile to cloud – and works with enterprises’ existing systems management processes. Further, the technology supports multiple mobile operating systems allowing companies to confidently embrace the growing “bring your own device” movement.

Credant secures more than 2 million endpoints with customers in a variety of industries including, Aerospace and Defense, Energy, Financial Services, Universities, Public Sector, Drugs and Healthcare, Retail and Consumer, and Telecommunications, IT and Media.

Dell has taken steps over the past three years to expand its security portfolio to offer customers a complete range of world-class security solutions. Dell delivers solutions to help customers identify the appropriate technologies and services to manage risk, regardless of the resources available to manage security. Dell’s security services and solutions enable organizations of all sizes to protect their IT assets, comply with regulations and reduce security costs.

“In today’s work environment data is always in-flight — from work being done on a local PC, being sent via email, stored on a USB drive and saved in the cloud. Each one of those experiences represents a potential security risk. As a result, businesses need a data protection strategy that is comprehensive, flexible and easy to deploy,” said Jeff Clarke, president, End User Computing Solutions at Dell.

The Credant assets will complement and extend current Dell device security features to make Dell Latitude, OptiPlex and Dell Precision computers among the world’s most secure.

Bob Heard, chief executive officer and founder of Credant, said: “This combination allows Credant to bring its deep capabilities in data security to Dell’s robust solution set and customer base. Together, we will continue to focus on innovation and building value that result in beneficial outcomes for our customers.”

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