This week Dell hosted the first Dell Security Peak Performance Conference in Orlando, Florida where nearly 600 channel partners from North America, Latin America and Europe came together to learn about Dell Security solutions as well as industry trends and requirements. During the conference, Dell surveyed 120 Dell channel partners about the threats facing customers, and the top three concerns they identified were network security and unified threat management (77% of respondents), mobile security (61%), and cloud security (39%). Given this feedback from our partners, we thought it was important to walk through how Dell addresses these top three concerns.

Starting with network security, our line of Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFWs) provides organizations a first and best line of defense. At the conference this week, we announced the newest addition to our line of NGFWs: the Dell SonicWALL SuperMassive 9800. This is the most powerful model in Dell’s SuperMassive 9000 Series and provides the highest-performance deep-packet inspection firewall available, while reducing both capex and costs for customers. In conjunction, we announced our complementary management and reporting Global Management System (GMS) 8.0, which makes NGFW management simple and efficient, helping to ease resource consumption, reduce overall risk and adhere to compliance requirements with a new workflow automation feature. These products help to ensure the protection, performance and scalability necessary for today’s 10+ Gigabit enterprise infrastructures.

Regarding mobile security, Dell’s commitment to offering scalable solutions to fit every size business and budget is evident in the variety of scalable secure remote access (SRA) appliances and intuitive Mobile Connect apps we offer. Specifically, the E-Class SRA Appliances deliver a complete mobile and remote access control solution for up to 20,000 concurrent users per device, while the SRA Series provides a powerful, easy-to-use and cost-effective solution for small-and medium-sized organizations. To provide safe access to resources from tablets and smartphones, our easy-to-use Mobile Connect app can be used with our SRA or next gen firewall appliances to extend productivity and block mobile security threats.

As for the cloud, Dell’s Identity and Access Management offerings help businesses simplify and achieve secure access management. Specifically, Dell’s Cloud Access Manager provides users with browser-based access to internal and cloud-based web applications while simultaneously enhancing security and IT efficiency. It has single sign-on (SSO), just-in-time cloud provisioning, identity federation, access control and auditing for a wide array of web application access scenarios. As companies continue moving toward utilizing the cloud in some form or fashion, securing access to that information becomes more and more important.

Security will continue to be an area of focus as we move through this new digital age. The three areas above are just a few examples of what we have to offer. We are committed to help customers of all sizes improve security in each of these areas of concern and beyond. For more information on these security offerings and additional software offerings, please visit our Dell Software site.