Dell to acquire Credant to boost security portfolio

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Credant is the latest security solution to be added to the product portfolio of Dell.

Credant is the latest security solution to be added to the product portfolio of Dell.

The software giant, who has acquired managed security service provider SecureWorks, data protection and identity management vendor Quest Software and next-generation firewall manufacturer SonicWall in the last few years, has now added the secure data technology to its enterprise computing portfolio.

Dell said that as well as adding data protection solutions to control, manage and secure data sent from endpoints to servers, storage and the cloud to its enterprise cloud computing portfolio, Credant's technology also supports multiple mobile operating systems. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed

Jeff Clarke, president of end-user computing solutions at Dell, said: “The Credant assets will complement and extend current Dell device security features to make Dell Latitude, OptiPlex and Precision PCs some of the world's most secure.

“When combined with the change in computer behaviours and data in-flight, Dell can now offer a differentiated security proposition based on its own intellectual property.”

Bob Heard, chief executive officer and founder of Credant, said: “Protecting critical information has only become more important as organisations globally struggle to protect their data in an ever more complex world.

“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 results in beneficial outcomes for our customers.”

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