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TMCNet:  Dell SecureWorks Positioned in the

[November 28, 2012]

Dell SecureWorks Positioned in the "Leaders" Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Magic Quadrant for MSSPs, North America

ATLANTA --(Business Wire)--

Dell SecureWorks, an industry leader in information security services, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner (News - Alert) Inc. in the "Leaders" quadrant of the "Magic Quadrant for Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs), North America."1 According to the report, "Each of the service providers in the Leaders quadrant has significant mind share among enterprises looking to buy an MSS as a discrete offering. These providers generally receive very positive reports on service and performance from Gartner clients. MSSPs in the Leaders quadrant are typically appropriate options for enterprises requiring frequent interaction with the MSSP for analyst expertise and advice, portal-based correlation and workflow support, and flexible reporting options."

Gartner Inc.'s process for evaluating companies in the Magic Quadrant for MSSPs include analysis based on interactions with Gartner customers, surveys of MSSP providers for initial inclusion criteria and detailed services descriptions, reference checks through telephone calls, surveys regarding MSS selection and performance, and periodic briefings from MSSPs.

Dell (News - Alert) SecureWorks offers security services for organizations of all sizes, including monitoring, managing and co-managing of security devices; security and risk consulting services; vulnerability management; application scanning; and global threat intelligence. Dell SecureWorks provides intelligence and countermeasures against emerging threats, allowing its certified security analysts to anticipate and respond appropriately to protect customers.

Gartner predicts, "The growth of targeted attacks that bypass signature-based security controls, employ sophisticated techniques to spread and evade detection and eradication, and often result in compromise of critical systems will drive new capabilities in MSSs."

With thousands of customers worldwide, Dell SecureWorks monitors more than 30 billion cyber events daily, giving the security provider an unparalleled view into the attack landscape. This intelligence, combined with the expertise of its renowned Counter Threat Unit (CTU) research team and the advanced technology of its Counter Threat Platform, enables Dell SecureWorks to correlate, analyze and condense billions of cyber events into actionable, meaningful intelligence. In turn, Dell SecureWorks can help organizations prioritize security threats and defend against them.

Quotes:

"Receiving recognition by Gartner as being in the 'Leaders' quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for MSSPs, North America is an honor, and we believe it reflects our commitment to continuously innovate our solutions and deliver an excellent service experience to our customers. Because we are solely focused on security, Dell SecureWorks intimately understands today's global threat landscape. It is this knowledge, combined with our established expertise, that enables us to successfully defend our customers' key information assets, while they focus on their core business."

--Mike Cote, Vice President of Dell SecureWorks

About Dell SecureWorks:

Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more. Recognized as an industry leader by top analysts, Dell SecureWorks provides world-class information security services to help organizations of all sizes protect their IT assets, comply with regulations and reduce security costs. For more information, visit www.dell.com/secureworks.

Disclaimer:

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

1 Gartner "Magic Quadrant for MSSPs, North America" by Kelly M. Kavanagh, 15 November 2012.

Dell, SecureWorks and Counter Threat Unit (CTU) are trademarks of Dell Inc.

Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others.


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