Dell SecureWorks reveals new cloud security service

7 Jan 2013

Dell SecureWorks has revealed a new vulnerability management service and a new web application scanning service for the cloud and virtualised computing environments.

In addition to the vulnerability management services, Dell SecureWorks is also offering cloud customers its Global Threat Intelligence Service, which offers expert analysis of millions of security data points related to new vulnerabilities, emerging threats and new adversary activity.

These security offerings are the first of a series of security solutions Dell SecureWorks will be launching to cloud customers in the coming months.

As part of the VMS for Cloud service, Dell SecureWorks security personnel will conduct regularly scheduled or “on demand” vulnerability scans of a customer’s cloud services and applications.

Meanwhile, Dell SecureWorks’ Web Application Scanning (WAS) for Cloud service focuses on an organisation’s cloud-based web applications. It will provide regularly scheduled and “on demand” vulnerability scans of a customer’s web applications. Security research shows that web applications are one of the most common entry points for cyber-attackers.

“Dell and Dell SecureWorks are committed to ensuring organisations’ cloud-based IT assets are safe and secure,” said Mark Wood, director of product management for Dell SecureWorks Cloud Security Services.

“Dell already employs Dell SecureWorks’ award-winning security services to protect the infrastructure of its Cloud Datacenter. Now we are extending three of our key security solutions to cloud customers so they can feel confident that their cloud-based applications and services are protected from the latest cyber threats.”

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years