Dell offering first encryption product

Dell Wednesday announced its first endpoint encryption product, along with the possibility of factory installation on certain Dell PCs.

Dell Wednesday announced its first endpoint encryption product, along with the possibility of factory installation on certain Dell PCs.

Encryption adoption driven by PCI, fear of cyberattacks

The software, Dell Data Protection, is file-based encryption software co-developed with Credant Technologies, according to David Konetski, Dell Business Client, Office of the CTO. The enterprise edition, especially suitable for small- to midsized businesses, includes a management console and policy templates that allow for automated encryption of certain files, along with a reporting capability to generate reports for compliance purposes.

"Many of our customers have small IT departments but the company is still required to be compliant with regulations," says Konetski, pointing to the Payment Card Industry (PCI) data-security requirements and the healthcare data privacy and security law, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), as examples.

The Dell Data Protection product includes a way to generate reports based on specific regulatory regimes, like HIPAA or PCI, Konetski says. The encryption software, OEMed from Credant, is already certified under the government FIPS security-evaluation program.

Dell anticipates being able to offer additional security-related products in the future that are expected to also make use of the management console introduced with Dell Data Protection, which starts at about $60 per seat, with volume discounts available.

Dells says factory installation of the technology will be available on its Latitude notebooks, OptiPlex desktops and Precision mobile and desktop workstations.

Read more about wide area network in Network World's Wide Area Network section.

Join the Good Gear Guide newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection

Tags Dell encryption; endpoint securityConfiguration / maintenancePCsecurityhardware systemsCredant Technologiesendpoint securityhealth careData Centerindustry verticalsDell

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Ellen Messmer

Network World
Show Comments

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Matthew Stivala

HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer

The HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer is a great device that fits perfectly into my fast paced and mobile lifestyle. My first impression of the printer itself was how incredibly compact and sleek the device was.

Armand Abogado

HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer

Wireless printing from my iPhone was also a handy feature, the whole experience was quick and seamless with no setup requirements - accessed through the default iOS printing menu options.

Azadeh Williams

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

A smarter way to print for busy small business owners, combining speedy printing with scanning and copying, making it easier to produce high quality documents and images at a touch of a button.

Andrew Grant

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

I've had a multifunction printer in the office going on 10 years now. It was a neat bit of kit back in the day -- print, copy, scan, fax -- when printing over WiFi felt a bit like magic. It’s seen better days though and an upgrade’s well overdue. This HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 looks like it ticks all the same boxes: print, copy, scan, and fax. (Really? Does anyone fax anything any more? I guess it's good to know the facility’s there, just in case.) Printing over WiFi is more-or- less standard these days.

Ed Dawson

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

As a freelance writer who is always on the go, I like my technology to be both efficient and effective so I can do my job well. The HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 Inkjet Printer ticks all the boxes in terms of form factor, performance and user interface.

Michael Hargreaves

Windows 10 for Business / Dell XPS 13

I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?