Dell Simplifies Cyber Security Transformation as Zero Trust Catalyst


Dell Simplifies Cyber Security Transformation as Zero Trust Catalyst

By Greg Tavarez

Organizations shifted, or are in the process of shifting, their security models to better align their cyber security strategy across the data center, clouds and at the edge. In fact, 72% of organizations have undergone such a shift, according to Statista.

The emerging security model that businesses are gravitating towards is zero trust, and Dell set a goal for itself to become the catalyst for customers to achieve zero trust outcomes. To become that catalyst, Dell will collaborate with CyberPoint and the Maryland Innovation Security Institute to open a Zero Trust Center of Excellence at DreamPort in Maryland in 2023. Dreamport is the U.S. Cyber Command's premier cyber security innovation facility. 

The center will use the Department of Defense Zero Trust Reference Architecture as its foundation for organizations to test configurations before deployment in their own environments. In its reference architecture, the DoD defines zero trust as capabilities, such as identity authentication, organized around seven pillars or focus areas for implementation of zero trust controls.

Dell will utilize an extensive ecosystem to deliver a repeatable blueprint of the architecture. What this will do is provide a quicker path to zero trust adoption and ease the integration and orchestration burden for customers. 

"We believe our critical collaboration with Dell Technologies at the DreamPort Center of Excellence will drive rapid innovation and integration of zero trust solutions to help the U.S. government and commercial enterprises defend increasingly complex and ongoing cyber threats," said Horace Jones, president, CyberPoint.

Dell also revealed that it will help organizations align with zero trust principals and achieve cyber resiliency through two services.

The Dell Cybersecurity Advisory Services will provide organizations a roadmap to zero trust that builds on their existing cyber security assets. These services 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.

The Vulnerability Management Service will minimize attack surfaces and better protect organizations. Through the service, Dell experts will regularly scan customer environments for vulnerabilities to provide a full picture of exposures and help prioritize patching efforts.

Additionally, Dell will enhance its portfolio with new offerings that include hardware protections for the industry’s most secure commercial PCs, firmware protections to detect growing threats and advanced software protections. Together, the offerings will help customers prevent, detect and respond to threats wherever they occur, and allow greater control of the IT environment.

Through the Zero Trust Center of Excellence, new cyber security offerings and services, Dell will help deliver greater resilience for modern security.

"We believe a zero-trust strategy is the best path forward,” said John Roese, global chief technology officer, Dell. “Dell has the proven IT and security foundation, technology integration experience and extensive global partner ecosystem to help simplify customers' cyber security transformations."

For the latest information about the MSP cyber landscape, join MSP Expo 2023, delivering three days of education and networking specifically focused on the MSP community, including dedicated security-focused education. MSP Expo 2023 takes place February 14-17, 2023 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and is collocated alongside the other #TECHSUPERSHOW events, including ITEXPO, Future of Work Expo, IoT Evolution Expo, The Blockchain Event, and more.  Dell Expert Network is a Platinum sponsor of MSP Expo 2023 and will be exhibiting in booth #423.

Edited by Erik Linask

MSPToday Editor

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