Dell will offer a comprehensive solution to ensure the safety for the users of its PC business by partnering with Irvine, California-based Cylance, OptiPlex, and Latitude users can purchase a complete endpoint security solution that includes data protection and protection against malicious launch in 2016 through a set of the Dell Data Protection.
“Our partnership with Cylance drawn the biggest pain point for customers,” said Brett Hansen, executive director of marketing for End User Computing Software and Mobility Solutions at Dell, in an interview with TechRadar pros. “Customers want a single solution that meets all their security requirements set by a single supplier.”
This solution enables Dell “, to offer a truly integrated safety device that includes our ability rich hardware and our decision to encrypt data to protect against threats and data encryption on top of that,” said Hansen.
What makes a good security solution
Historically, customers use signature-based detection, and this methodology is delivered by leading antivirus providers like McAfee, Kaspersky, Trend Micro and Symantec. However, these solutions are not effective against modern threats, Hansen said, noting that serious breaches of data, such as those that hit the target and JPMorgan, all come from the infected mobile device.
Dell has identified three criteria for effective security solutions against malware. Firstly, it must be based on the local agent. People are not always connected to the Internet to receive updates. A growing mobile workforce means that people connect to open hotspots, which puts them at greater risk of attacks by Wi-Fi, based.
Second, there must be a high degree of accuracy. Traditional signature-based protection will always be one step behind, because it is based on the known viruses. Finally, Dell wants to focus on prevention rather than detection and correction.
“I have heard from dozens and dozens of customers, especially in the mid-market and SMB space who spend a disproportionate amount of their IT resources, remediation of compromised devices,” said Hansen.
For small and medium-sized enterprises, on the prevention of terminals means that data is safe and no time is spent on the detection and removal of viruses. Business users do not have to worry about their financial data being compromised or lost an important presentation of PowerPoint, if their device fixed.
The use of artificial intelligence to detect and prevent
Cylance protection suits the requirements of Dell, because it does not use signatures. Cylance work out artificial intelligence, with the company claiming that he trained the software to consider how security expert.
“The software takes a look at all of the computer system before it works, to determine if it is malicious,” said Stuart McClure, executive director Cylance, in an interview with TechRadar pros. “By doing this, Cylance prevents attacks, known and unknown in real time during 20 ms depending on the file.”
This algorithmic approach means that Cylance signatures is less and does not require any updates. Cylance based on artificial intelligence and mathematics, an approach that is radically different from today’s competing solutions. McClure argues that Cylance can effectively “will not be updated for years and years,” and is still working.
Catch-22 with existing solutions, McClure explained that competing solutions to work, they must be constantly updated. However, when users connect to hotspots in cafes and hotels, attackers can exploit vulnerabilities endgate Wi-Fi connections to compromise the ultimate malware.
“You can not rely on the cloud for your protection,” said McClure. “It’s too slow. It is reactive. And they are all signature-based.”
Dell will integrate Cylance in its security package, citing the investigation, claiming that two out of three customers prefer comprehensive suite rather than “paving independent sentences together.” The value is that it is more streamlined management experience, taking the burden of IT administration, Hansen said.
The integrated suite will arrive in mid to late January 2016 as part of their licensing agreements volume of software sales as a solution or as part of customer Dell. Prices how much extra Cylance add to the cost of the Dell Data Protection package was not immediately available.
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