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Dell Eyes Speeding Up Zero Trust Adoption With New Dedicated Facility

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Dell Technologies said it will open a Zero Trust Center of Excellence dedicated to the emerging identity and access management security framework.

The vendor will collaborate with CyberPoint International and the Maryland Innovation Security Institute (MISI) to open the facility in Spring 2023 at DreamPort, the U.S. Cyber Command's premier cybersecurity innovation facility.

The collaborators, along with a team of industry women-owned and veteran-owned small businesses, will provide organizations with a secure data center to validate Zero Trust use cases.

John Roese, global chief technology officer, Dell Technologies, chimed in on his company's emphasis on Zero Trust:

"In a multicloud world, an organization's cybersecurity strategy must transcend its infrastructure and extend to its applications and data. We believe a Zero Trust strategy is the best path forward."

Building on Zero Trust and More

Dell said it will also unwrap new cybersecurity services that allow organizations to assess their zero trust and cyber resilience maturity, endpoint security solutions to support hybrid work, and ransomware protection for object storage data. Dell adds that is building on momentum for zero trust by serving as a catalyst for customers to achieve positive outcomes by easing the design process and architecture integration.

Here are the details:

  • The Center of Excellence will use the Department of Defense Zero Trust Reference Architecture as its foundation for organizations to test configurations before deployment in their own environments.
  • Dell will deliver a repeatable blueprint of the architecture, providing a quicker path to adoption, and easing the integration and orchestration burden for customers.
  • Dell Cybersecurity Advisory Services will find and address security gaps, determine advanced technologies customers should implement, and help them learn how to enable continuous vigilance and governance for long-term cyber resiliency.
  • Dell has a new Vulnerability Management service whose experts regularly scan customer environments for vulnerabilities, provide a full picture of exposures and help prioritize patching efforts.
  • The Center of Excellence will use the Department of Defense Zero Trust Reference Architecture as its foundation for organizations to test configurations before deployment in their own environments.

More Dell Capabilities Offered

New additions to Dell’s portfolio include:

  • To address growing supply chain threats, customers can now opt for Dell to disable PC ports prior to shipment, which helps prevent BIOS settings tampering.
  • Dell is also expanding availability of tamper-evident seals to Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa to offer more physical security measures during shipment.
  • Within the Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center, IT administrators can secure, control and configure Dell PCs, including BIOS configuration and password management. These capabilities, which Dell is first to market with, will be available in a future release of Microsoft Intune.
  • New capabilities to speed threat detection and remediation. Additionally, a new data loss prevention offering helps protect sensitive data from unauthorized downloads onto external USB storage devices.
  • Dell ECS Enterprise Object Storage platform expands cyber protection capabilities to help secure object data to an isolated cyber vault residing locally or in a remote environment.
D. Howard Kass

D. Howard Kass is a contributing editor to MSSP Alert. He brings a career in journalism and market research to the role. He has served as CRN News Editor, Dataquest Channel Analyst, and West Coast Senior Contributing Editor at Channelnomics. As the CEO of The Viewpoint Group, he led groundbreaking market research.