Dell Introduces A Cyber Recovery Guarantee


Dell Technologies is expanding its industry leadership in data protection appliances and software 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 organisations from the increasing threat of cyberattacks.

The new solutions help address rising data protection challenges facing organisations.

According to the 2022 Dell Global Data Protection Index (GDPI) survey, organisations 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 per cent of all disasters (up from 37 per cent in 2021), leading all other causes of data disruption. The survey also revealed that 85 per cent of organisations using multiple data protection vendors benefit from reducing their number of vendors. Furthermore, it revealed that organisations using a single data protection vendor incurred 34 per cent 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, 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 organisations. Dell helps customers strengthen cyber resiliency by offering integrated data protection software, systems and services to help ensure data and applications are protected and resilient wherever they live.”

The GDPI survey found that 91 per cent of organisations are either aware of or planning to deploy a Zero Trust architecture – a cybersecurity model that shifts how organisations approach security from relying solely on perimeter defences to a proactive strategy that only allows known, authorised traffic across system boundaries and data pipelines. However, only 23 per cent are deploying a Zero Trust model and 12 per cent are fully deployed. With embedded security features designed into the hardware, firmware and security control points, Dell’s holistic approach helps organisations achieve Zero Trust architectures to strengthen cyber resiliency and help reduce security complexity.

The simplest path to modern data protection

Dell continues to deliver innovation for its data protection software, Dell PowerProtect Data Manager, to help organisations simplify their IT operations and reduce risk. PowerProtect Data Manager software addresses the increasing need for cyber resiliency and supports Zero Trust principles with new built-in operational security capabilities, such as multifactor authentication, dual authorisation, and role-based access controls.

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 ranging 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 with Transparent Snapshots to ensure the availability of all VMs without business disruption.
  • Secure, cyber resilient solution: Provides  more 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.

“Dell PowerProtect Data Manager simplifies our backup environment, giving us the business agility needed to protect our data as we digitally transform,” said James McNair, vice president, distributed systems manager, Trustmark Bank. “With the new PowerProtect Data Manager Appliance, we can more simply deploy Data Manager across our infrastructure, helping us be more efficient and strengthening our cyber resiliency.”

Dell expands cyber recovery for fast, easy-to-deploy public cloud vaults

PowerProtect Cyber Recovery for Google Cloud enables customers to deploy an isolated cyber vault in Google Cloud to more securely separate and protect data from a cyberattack. 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 to purchase PowerProtect Cyber Recovery through the Google Cloud Marketplace, and the service can be acquired directly from Dell and its channel partners.

The new offering marks the latest expansion of Dell’s cyber recovery capabilities for public clouds, following this year’s introduction of Dell PowerProtect for Microsoft Azure and CyberSense for Dell PowerProtect Cyber Recovery for AWS.

Dell APEX simplifies backup storage with flexible consumption options

Dell APEX Data Storage Services is expanding to offer a Backup Target option to provide more secure backup storage in a pay-per-use, flexible consumption model. The Backup Target service is easy for customers to adopt and streamlines the process of purchasing, deploying and maintaining backup storage. Building on Dell’s leadership in data protection appliances and software, the Backup Target helps reduce a customer’s storage footprint and can increase data availability.

The new Dell APEX Data Storage Services Backup Target offer will support the increasing reliance on as-a-Service offerings to help overcome data protection challenges. Nearly every GDPI respondent (99 per cent) identified at least one as-a-Service offering as a high priority to help overcome challenges for their organization. Storage-as-a-Service (44 per cent), Cyber Recovery-as-a-Service (41 per cent), and Backup-as-a-Service (40 per cent) ranked as the top three as-a-Service priorities.

Dell expands Future-Proof Program with new Cyber Recovery Guarantee

With cyber threats increasing and data becoming more valuable than ever, Dell plans to introduce a new Cyber Recovery Guarantee in January to assure customers that their data will be recoverable following a cyberattack. Dell will provide customers with up to $10 million in reimbursement for qualifying expenses to assist in recovering data from ransomware and other cyber incidents if restoring data is not possible with Dell solutions.

The guarantee is designed to increase customer comfort and confidence in choosing Dell Data Protection Solutions, whether for data in production or, more securely, in a cyber vault. This new cyber recovery guarantee expands the Dell Technologies Future-Proof Program, which also includes a Data Protection Deduplication Guarantee.