Dell Software Gains Momentum with Product Awards and Finalist Nominations

  Dell Software Gains Momentum with Product Awards and Finalist Nominations

  *American Business Awards names three Dell solutions as Stevie Award
  *Three more solutions and a customer success story are winners in Network
    Products Guide's 8^th Annual Hot Companies and Best Products Awards
  *Storage Magazine Quality Awards names Dell solution as best midrange
    backup and recovery software application
  *Dell SonicWALL product garners coveted ‘Recommend’ rating from NSS Labs
    for the second consecutive year, another wins silver in Tech Awards Circle
    2013 program

Business Wire

ROUND ROCK, Texas -- June 27, 2013

Dell Software was recognized with recent industry announcements of product
awards and finalist nominations, including three Stevie Award finalists in the
2013 American Business Awards. The mission of the Stevie Awards is to raise
the profile of exemplary organizations and individuals among the press,
business community, and the general public.Dell products have been named
finalists in the following categories:

  *MessageStats Business Insights ─ New Product or Service of the Year –
    Software –Business or Competitive Intelligence Solution category
  *Foglight™ for Windows Azure Applications ─ New Product or Service of the
    Year – Software – Cloud Application/Service category
  *Quest One™ Identity Manager - Data Governance Edition ─ New Product or
    Service of the Year – Software - Security Solution category

News Facts:

  *Dell Software also received awards in this year’s “Network Products Guide”
    8^th Annual Hot Companies and Best Products Awards. The Network Products
    Guide plays a vital role in keeping decision-makers and end-users informed
    of the choices they can make in all areas of information technology.

       *Dell’s Thomas Cook case study won Gold in the Best Deployments and
         Case Studies category. The case study highlights how international
         travel company Thomas Cook was able to solve performance issues 97
         percent faster after implementing Dell’s leading application
         monitoring solution, Foglight™.
       *Foglight for Windows Azure Applications won Silver in the Monitoring
         and Testing category
       *Foglight™ NMS was the Bronze award winner in the Network Management
       *Quest One Identity Manager - Data Governance Edition took the Bronze
         award in the Security Software category.

  *In addition, Storage Magazine has named Dell AppAssure the top midrange
    backup and recovery software solution in its 2013 Quality Awards
    competition. Dell AppAssure, a unified backup and recovery solution for
    virtual, physical and cloud environments, prevailed over six other
    finalists and 28 total solutions in the midrange category, earning high
    marks for product quality, features, reliability and technical support.
    The Storage Magazine Quality Awards are designed to recognize products
    that have proven their quality and reliability in actual use, with results
    being derived from a survey of qualified readers.
  *Finally, Dell SonicWALL has picked up recognition from the following

       *Dell SonicWALL™ SuperMassive™ E10800 Next-Generation Firewall,
         running SonicOS 6.0, earned the highest rating of ‘Recommend’ in the
         NSS Labs 2013 Next Generation Firewall Security Value Map. NSS Labs
         provides independent validation for IT administrators who seek the
         best performing security for their modern corporate network and
         deployment scenarios, and executes one of the industry’s most
         comprehensive, real-world tests of Next-Generation Firewalls.
       *Dell SonicWall’s SuperMassive 9000 Series is a Silver Award winner in
         the Tech Awards Circle 2013 Enterprise Hardware category. The Dell
         SonicWALL SuperMassive 9000 Series redefines the Next-Generation
         Firewall class, eliminating the age-old protection-for-performance
         tradeoff and offering breakthrough performance, unique levels of
         protection and vastly scalable multi-core hardware. Tech Awards
         Circle honors the 'best of the best' in technology, celebrating the
         products, vendors and individuals making a difference in the industry


Tom Kendra, vice president and general manager, Systems Management, Dell

“These are important nominations for the Dell Software Group. They
substantiate our role as a leading enterprise software provider that delivers
to our customers the power to do more when it comes to optimizing IT within
the enterprise. Our solutions, including those recognized by these awards
programs, help organizations of all sizes to securely manage and protect their
applications, systems, devices and data. We are extremely pleased to have been
recognized for the value they drive for the enterprise.”

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holistic, connected software offerings across five core solution areas,
encompassing data center and cloud management, information management, mobile
workforce management, security and data protection. This software, when
combined with Dell hardware and services, helps customers simplify IT,
mitigate risk and accelerate business results.

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