DELL Simplifies IT Challenges for Customers Globally with New Software for Management, Security, Mobility and Data Recovery

  DELL Simplifies IT Challenges for Customers Globally with New Software for
  Management, Security, Mobility and Data Recovery

  *Dell CIO Powerboard will provide a unified view of the IT environment
    including IT services and managed resources across the enterprise
  *Dell SonicWALL Security Portal helps IT leaders stay current on
    rapidly-changing network security threats
  *Dell KACE K3000 Mobile Management Appliance simplifies deployment and
    management of mobile devices
  *Dell PowerVault DL4000 data recovery appliance powered by AppAssure
    restores ‘business as usual’ in minutes

Dell World 2012

Business Wire

AUSTIN, Texas -- December 13, 2012

In response to customer needs, Dell is introducing new software solutions
aimed at helping organizations simplify IT, mitigate risks, and accelerate
business results. In line with the company’s customer-inspired, end-to-end
solutions vision, Dell is unveiling Dell CIO Powerboard, a unified and open
software interface that will allow organizations to maximize visibility and
management across their preferred solution suites. In addition, the company is
introducing a mobile management solution that helps organizations secure and
simplify BYOD, a security portal to help organizations monitor network
security threats, and a data recovery appliance to ensure organizations stay
up and running amid unexpected outages.

“Our acquisition, organic development and integration strategy has allowed us
to make tremendous progress in delivering software solutions that bridge the
gap between what businesses expect and what IT can deliver,” said John
Swainson, president of Dell Software. “The next frontier of innovation is in
software, and our focus is on bringing that innovation to customers with
software solutions that are easy to access and simple to deploy and manage.”

Integrated Software Simplifies Enterprise Systems Management

Dell is announcing CIO Powerboard, an integration of its Dell Quest, KACE,
SonicWALL and AppAssure solutions, all brought together by Dell Boomi. This
game-changing proposition will enable CIOs, IT admins and Dell sellers and
partners a simplified look across their IT environments, including the
services and managed resources throughout the enterprise to drive improved
business results.

CIOs need an end-to-end view of their organization’s critical applications to
better leverage IT skills and drive total cost of ownership. IT admins need
powerful products with the ability to contribute context to the network events
affecting productivity and Dell’s sellers and partners need to understand how
individual products in the portfolio come together to contribute to the
overall solution. The new Dell CIO Powerboard will help organizations improve
the integrity of data across their systems within the environment by creating
a normalized view and source of ‘truth.’

“This is about business performance,” said Carol Fawcett, CIO of Dell
Software. “CIOs need to respond to ever changing IT environments while
business goes on and orders are being placed and processed. If a system is
unresponsive, we need to understand when it started and why, in order to
quickly engage the right IT skill in order to resolve the issue. Having an
end-to-end view like CIO Powerboard will give CIOs this critical information
in a simple and efficient manner to help maintain business continuity.”

For example, a network security appliance like Dell SonicWALL Next Generation
Firewall can provide application usage and access data while a systems
management tool like Dell KACE K1000 can also provide information about users
and systems that are accessing the application. Dell AppAssure’s backup and
recovery system can provide the status of backup and recovery resources used
to deliver the application, while Dell’s Quest Foglight can provide
performance information about the same application. The new unified interface
will deliver a broad view of the IT environment that simplifies awareness,
root cause and issue resolution.

The integrated health and status information provided by CIO Powerboard can
save CIOs valuable time each workday by not having to assemble metrics and
ensure that systems are running according to service level agreements, that
they are secure, and have been backed up successfully. The unified interface
allows CIOs to have this critical information at their fingertips while being
freed up to focus on more strategic tasks.

CIO Powerboard will provide organizations with a unified view that includes
the status of:

  *Applications and user experience across multiple technologies associated
    with an IT service (e.g. Java, .Net, virtual or physical servers,
    databases, networks, etc.)
  *Networking elements across the IT environment
  *Users and the PC assets and the software they are using to access an IT
  *The protection and backup of managed resources that comprise an IT service

Through a set of simple but powerful integrated solutions that allow
organizations to manage applications, systems, devices and data securely, Dell
is delivering software solutions that help simplify IT, mitigate risk and
ultimately help businesses accelerate results.

Security Portal Helps Organizations Anticipate Network Security Threats

To help IT leaders stay current on the world of network security and the
rapidly-changing threat landscape, Dell Software is introducing the Dell
SonicWALL Security Portal. The heart of the portal is the “Security Education”
section, which contains product-neutral materials such as blogs, white papers,
webinars, e-books and security-related games. Organizations can sharpen their
knowledge of network security and anticipate potential threats with fresh
information from Dell SonicWALL, customers, partners and industry experts.

Beyond education, the Dell SonicWALL Security Portal includes a “Threat
Center” for an up-to-date view into the current landscape of malware,
intrusions and application usage information transmitted from hundreds of
thousands of sensors around the globe. Through the Threat Center, visitors can
view data from around the world and create customized graphs to see a variety
of telemetry data ranging from country of origin, threat type, top 10 attacks
and much more. Finally, the “Training & Certifications” section is where
network administrators, security experts and Dell partners can access
technical training curriculum to enhance their knowledge and maximize their
investment in the Dell SonicWALL products and security applications.

Mobile Device Management Appliance Secures and Simplifies BYOD

In related news, Dell is helping IT teams manage the proliferation of mobile
devices in the workplace with a limited release of Dell KACE’s K3000 Mobile
Management Appliance. IT infrastructure has become increasingly complex as
more organizations face the demands of mobile workforces and “bring your own
device” (BYOD) programs. The KACE K3000 makes it simple to support and secure
corporate and personal mobile devices running iOS and Android operating
systems with an on-premise mobile management appliance.

Powerful Dell Integrated Hardware and Software Appliance Restores Data Quickly

Dell is announcing the availability of the Dell PowerVault DL4000 appliance,
powered by AppAssure software, which offers organizations a simple way to
protect and ensure the availability of the data and applications in their
growing IT environments. In case of an unexpected outage, organizations need
to be able to quickly recover their applications and data to maintain business
as usual.

The Dell DL4000 is a fully configured 1U backup appliance that integrates 5.5
terabytes of storage capacity and two standby virtual machines with Dell
AppAssure snapshot, replication, deduplication, and compression software. The
capacity of the Dell PowerVault DL4000 can be expanded beyond the existing 5.5
terabytes to provide up to 30 additional terabytes of capacity.

The DL4000 with AppAssure includes:

  *Live Recovery helps restore operations almost instantly, which helps
    organizations meet SLA objectives and can reduce risk of data loss
  *Assured Recovery validates and verifies data and applications daily to
    ensure the backup file is completely recoverable
  *AppAssure Scaling 5 Architecture takes advantage of high-performing,
    multi-core hardware to address data growth and offer near-instant RTOs and

Pricing and Availability

  *Dell CIO Powerboard will be available in early 2013.
  *Dell KACE K3000 Mobile Management Appliance will be available in January
    2013. For more information, click here.
  *Dell SonicWALL Security Portal is available now. For more information,
    click here.
  *Dell PowerVault DL4000 will be available Dec. 18, 2012. The list price for
    DL4000 with 5 server protection pack and 1 year of maintenance (includes
    hardware and software maintenance) is $24,427 (US).

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