Dell’s AI-powered software and operational security capabilities help drive Zero Trust, protecting data and reducing risk from cyberattacks
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’s 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 2022, cyberattacks accounted for 48% of all disasters (up from 37% in 2021), leading to all other causes of data disruption. The survey also revealed 85% of organisations using multiple data protection vendors see a benefit in reducing their number of vendors. Furthermore, it revealed that organisations using a single data protection vendor incurred 34% 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% 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% are deploying a Zero Trust model and 12% 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 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 the 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 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 Dell 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.
Organisations 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 a 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 data appliance and data protection leadership1, 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%) identified at least one as-a-Service offering as a high priority to help overcome challenges for their organisation. Storage-as-a-Service (44%), Cyber Recovery-as-a-Service (41%), and Backup-as-a-Service (40%) ranked as the top three as-a-Service priorities.