Dell Acquires Data Protection Firm Credant Technologies, Terms Not Disclosed

Posted on Dec 19 2012 - 11:09am by Editorial Staff


Dell announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire a data protection specialists Credant Technologies, a company which specializes in controlling, managing and securing data sent from endpoints to servers, storage and the cloud. Credant protects and encrypts user and corporate data– from PC to mobile to cloud – which works with enterprises’ existing systems management processes. There are no words on financial terms discussed.

“In today’s work environment data is always in-flight – from work being done on a local PC, being sent via email, stored on a USB drive and saved in the cloud. Each one of those experiences represents a potential security risk. As a result, businesses need a data protection strategy that is comprehensive, flexible and easy to deploy,” said Jeff Clarke, president, End User Computing Solutions at Dell.

“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. And when combined with the change in compute behaviors and data in-flight, Dell can now offer a differentiated security proposition based on its own Intellectual Property.”

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