Dell joins with Cylance to deliver advanced threat protection

Lindsay James
Lindsay James
By Lindsay James on 18 November 2015
Dell joins with Cylance to deliver advanced threat protection

Dell is collaborating with cybersecurity company Cylance to add advanced threat protection technology to its Endpoint Security Suite Enterprise software. The new solution will use artificial intelligence to proactively prevent, rather than just reactively detect, advanced persistent threats and malware.

According to Dell, customer needs are no longer being adequately met by traditional, signature-based anti-virus and anti-malware solutions. “The security landscape is changing rapidly and businesses are increasingly exposed to new malware and advanced persistent threats,” says Steve Lalla, vice president of commercial client software and solutions at Dell. “Our collaboration with Cylance provides our customers with the most comprehensive endpoint and data security solutions to protect their data and prevent advanced persistent threats without hampering productivity and mobility.”

Endpoint Security Suite Enterprise with Cylance technology will protect against the execution of advanced persistent threats and malware including zero day attacks, scripting attacks and targeted attacks such as spear phishing and ransomware. According to Cylance testing, the new solution will achieve a significantly higher level of protection, stopping 99% of malware and advanced persistent threats, far above the average 50% efficacy rating of many traditional anti-virus solutions.

According to a Dell-commissioned survey, 61% of medium to large organisations prefer purchasing security as part of an integrated suite. Endpoint Security Suite Enterprise integrates authentication, encryption and advanced threat protection into one security suite. It requires a fraction of the IT resources that would traditionally be required to maintain an effective advanced threat protection solution, enabling remote management of all components using a single console.

The solution prevents threats without the need of a constant cloud connection, frequent updates or a persistent network connection, while providing IT departments with less false positive readings and no signature updates. It also enables compliance with industry standards.

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