Dell SecureWorks Positioned in the “Leaders” Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Magic Quadrant for MSSPs, North America

  Dell SecureWorks Positioned in the “Leaders” Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant
  for Magic Quadrant for MSSPs, North America

  *Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

Business Wire

ATLANTA -- November 28, 2012

Dell SecureWorks, an industry leader in information security services, today
announced it has been positioned by Gartner Inc. in the “Leaders” quadrant of
the “Magic Quadrant for Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs), North
America.”^1 According to the report, “Each of the service providers in the
Leaders quadrant has significant mind share among enterprises looking to buy
an MSS as a discrete offering. These providers generally receive very positive
reports on service and performance from Gartner clients. MSSPs in the Leaders
quadrant are typically appropriate options for enterprises requiring frequent
interaction with the MSSP for analyst expertise and advice, portal-based
correlation and workflow support, and flexible reporting options.”

Gartner Inc.’s process for evaluating companies in the Magic Quadrant for
MSSPs include analysis based on interactions with Gartner customers, surveys
of MSSP providers for initial inclusion criteria and detailed services
descriptions, reference checks through telephone calls, surveys regarding MSS
selection and performance, and periodic briefings from MSSPs.

Dell SecureWorks offers security services for organizations of all sizes,
including monitoring, managing and co-managing of security devices; security
and risk consulting services; vulnerability management; application scanning;
and global threat intelligence. Dell SecureWorks provides intelligence and
countermeasures against emerging threats, allowing its certified security
analysts to anticipate and respond appropriately to protect customers.

Gartner predicts, “The growth of targeted attacks that bypass signature-based
security controls, employ sophisticated techniques to spread and evade
detection and eradication, and often result in compromise of critical systems
will drive new capabilities in MSSs.”

With thousands of customers worldwide, Dell SecureWorks monitors more than 30
billion cyber events daily, giving the security provider an unparalleled view
into the attack landscape. This intelligence, combined with the expertise of
its renowned Counter Threat Unit (CTU) research team and the advanced
technology of its Counter Threat Platform, enables Dell SecureWorks to
correlate, analyze and condense billions of cyber events into actionable,
meaningful intelligence. In turn, Dell SecureWorks can help organizations
prioritize security threats and defend against them.


“Receiving recognition by Gartner as being in the ‘Leaders’ quadrant of the
Magic Quadrant for MSSPs, North America is an honor, and we believe it
reflects our commitment to continuously innovate our solutions and deliver an
excellent service experience to our customers. Because we are solely focused
on security, Dell SecureWorks intimately understands today’s globalthreat
landscape. It is this knowledge, combined with our established expertise, that
enables us to successfully defend our customers’ key information assets, while
they focus on their core business.”

--Mike Cote, Vice President of Dell SecureWorks

About Dell SecureWorks:

Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) listens to customers and delivers innovative
technology and services that give them the power to do more. Recognized as an
industry leader by top analysts, Dell SecureWorks provides world-class
information security services to help organizations of all sizes protect their
IT assets, comply with regulations and reduce security costs. For more
information, visit


Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its
research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only
those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist
of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed
as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied,
with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or
fitness for a particular purpose.

^1 Gartner “Magic Quadrant for MSSPs, North America” by Kelly M. Kavanagh, 15
November 2012.

Dell, SecureWorks and Counter Threat Unit (CTU) are trademarks of Dell Inc.

Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others.


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