Dell Strengthens Data Protection with Security Innovations

Dell Technologies is expanding its leadership in data protection with new systems, software and services to help customers protect their data on-premises, in public clouds and at the edge.

The Dell PowerProtect Data Manager Appliance leads a series of advancements for multi-cloud data protection that are simple to use and easy to consume. Dell innovation in AI-powered resilience and operational security accelerates the adoption of Zero Trust architectures, helping protect organizations from the increasing threat of cyberattacks.

The new solutions help address rising data protection challenges facing organizations. According to the 2022 Dell Global Data Protection Index (GDPI) survey, organizations have experienced higher levels of natural and modern disasters than in previous years, resulting in more data loss, downtime and recovery costs. In the past year, cyberattacks accounted for 48 percent of all disasters (up from 37 percent in 2021), leading to all other causes of data disruption.

The survey also revealed 85 percent of organizations using multiple data protection vendors see a benefit in reducing their number of vendors. Furthermore, it revealed that organizations using a single data protection vendor incurred 34 percent less cost recovering from cyberattacks or other cyber incidents than those who used multiple vendors.

“With virtually everything connected to the internet in today’s digital world, the need to protect valuable data is more important than ever,” said Jeff Boudreau, president and general manager of Infrastructure Solutions Group, Dell Technologies. “This digital landscape requires a modern data protection and security strategy to address cyber threats. Point solutions don’t go deep or wide enough to help protect organizations. Dell helps customers strengthen cyber resiliency by offering integrated data protection software, systems and services to ensure data and applications are protected and resilient wherever they live.”

The GDPI survey found that 91 percent of organizations are either aware of or planning to deploy a zero-trust architecture – a cybersecurity model that shifts how organizations approach security from relying solely on perimeter defenses to a proactive strategy that only allows known, good activity across ecosystems and data pipelines.

However, only 23 percent are deploying a zero-trust model and 12 percent are deployed fully. With embedded security features, designed into the hardware, firmware and security control points, Dell’s approach helps organizations achieve zero-trust outcomes to strengthen cyber resiliency and reduce security complexity.The Dell PowerProtect Data Manager Appliance offers a simple path to adopt modern data protection. The debut system is ideal for small and mid-sized use cases with support that scales from 12 to 96 terabytes of data.

The appliance offers customers a:

  • Modern, software-defined architecture – Allows automated discovery and protection of assets and delivers unique VMware protection to ensure the availability of all VMs without business disruption.
  • Secure, cyber resilient solution – Provides secure access to restricted functions with Identity and Access Management to strengthen cyber resiliency.
  • Simple, unified user experience – Delivers software-defined data protection, making it easy to deploy and use.

PowerProtect Cyber Recovery for Google Cloud enables customers to deploy an isolated cyber vault in Google Cloud to protect and separate data more securely from a cyberattack attack. Unlike standard cloud-based backup solutions, access to management interfaces is locked down by networking controls and can require separate security credentials and multi-factor authentication for access.

Organizations can use their existing Google Cloud subscription for purchasing PowerProtect Cyber Recovery through the Google Cloud Marketplace, and the service can be acquired directly from Dell and its channel partners.

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