imgres-2Dell announced plans to acquire Credant Technologies, a data security firm.
Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.
Founded in 2001, Credant Technologies, based in Addison, adds strength to Dell’s computing solutions products. During the last three years, Dell has expanded its security products to offer clients.
“In today’s work environment data is always in-flight – from work being done on a local PC, being sent via email, stored on a USB drive and saved in the cloud. Each one of those experiences represents a potential security risk. As a result, businesses need a data protection strategy that is comprehensive, flexible and easy to deploy,” Jeff Clarke, president, End User Computing Solutions at Dell, said in a news release. “The Credant assets will complement and extend current Dell device security features to make Dell Latitude, OptiPlex and Precision PCs some of the world’s most secure. And when combined with the change in compute behaviors and data in-flight, Dell can now offer a differentiated security proposition based on its own Intellectual Property.”
Credant protects and encrypts information whether stored on a mobile device or in the cloud. The technology also supports a variety of mobile operating systems.
“Protecting critical information has only become more important as organizations globally struggle to protect their data in an ever more complex world,” Bob Heard, chief executive officer and founder of Credant, said in a news release. “This combination allows Credant to bring its deep capabilities in data security to Dell’s robust solution set and customer base. Together we will continue to focus on innovation and building value that results in beneficial outcomes for our customers.”