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. And now, 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 | Security Tools ships on every Dell commercial endpoint to enable these authentication options.Dell Data Protection | Protected Workspace DDP | Protected Workspace, the newest addition to the DDP solutions portfolio, utilizes a sophisticated new approach to malware prevention to protect data and users from targeted attacks. Powered by Invincea™, the technology was born out of a DARPA funded project for advanced endpoint protection and addresses cyber-attacks such as spear-phishing, watering hole attacks, drive-by downloads, poisoned search engine results and more threats that target end users. “Each time an employee accesses the Internet or opens an e-mail attachment, they run the risk of becoming the unwitting accomplice to a data breach,” said Anup Ghosh, CEO and founder, Invincea. “We are pleased to partner with Dell to deliver DDP | Protected Workspace and offer a proactive approach to protect against the aggressive attacks every user faces on a daily basis. This agreement puts Invincea's unique capability to contain, capture and analyze zero-day attacks into the hands of global enterprises, small and medium businesses and individuals - giving them the ability to defend against targeted attacks at the point of attack, and restoring confidence that their organizations are protected.” 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. As an added benefit, DDP | Protected Workspace is completely unobtrusive to users so their everyday workflow is uninterrupted.
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.About Dell Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more. For more information, visit www.dell.com. (1) IDC, Worldwide Security 2013 Top 10 Predictions, Doc#: 239424, February 2013