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Dell announces cyber security offerings for multi-cloud

Dell announces cyber security offerings for multi-cloud
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Dell has announced new offerings to address an array on business challenges around multi-cloud, data, security and privacy.

The tech giant is strengthening its Apex-as-a-service portfolio, which was launched last year. The move is intended to address workload-based solutions and switch beyond infrastructure with the Apex Cyber Recovery.

Apex is basically a portfolio done by bringing together as-a-service and cloud solution offerings all under one umbrella. The service is aimed at seamless deployment of cyber recovery solutions.

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Apex Cyber Recovery Services offer automatic anomaly detection like flagging of compromised data. It also isolates data within an air-gapped vault. Currently, it is available in North America and the rollout in other geographies is to follow.

Michel Dell, the Chairman of company said that the company is taking a big leap with a multi-cloud ecosystem as the future is multi-cloud with data and workloads moving across the entire environment.

He added that majority of Dell’s customers are leveraging multi-cloud, mostly using three or more cloud providers.

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Dell has also announced collaboration with major cloud providers such as Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services and Snowflake.

Dell released its PowerProtect Cyber Recovery for Microsoft Azure on the Azure Marketplace on Monday. Recently, it also released a similar offering for Amazon Web Services (AWS).

In December 2021, Dell launched CyberSense on AWS Marketplace. CyberSense is used for ransomware protection using machine learning, analytics and metadata to identify and accelerate data recovery at the face of the attack.

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Last night, the company said that these two services — PowerProtect Cyber Recovery for Microsoft Azure on the Azure Marketplace and CyberSense on AWS Marketplace — will be globally available in the second half of 2022.

Dell also announced its collaboration with cloud data analytics firm Snowflake that links data from Dell EMC enterprise storage systems with the Snowflake Data cloud. The teaming up aims to equip customers with more leverage on multi-cloud and gain more insights on Snowflakes cloud-based analytics for on-premise data.

Not just Dell, other tech firms are also increasingly becoming platform agnostic in their cyber security operations.

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Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella, identified security as a key business area for the company, in the latest quarterly earnings call last week. Nadella said that “multi-cloud, multi-platform support is central” to Microsoft’s approach towards the cloud.

IBM, too, started offering a hybrid multi-cloud security platform covering AWS, Azure, Google and Salesforce in 2021.

Microsoft added AWS to its Defender security software in November last year, expanding the support to Google Cloud in February this year.

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These security tools enables a single-window approach to users, where all needs and requirements can be managed from within one terminal.

The complexities in using multiple cloud platforms coupled with ecosystems offered by various companies, and dearth of skilled cyber security professionals has increased the need for such tools.

Over the past two years companies have started to work around such issues, which is stimulating the growth of multi-cloud adopters and security services to work in tandem with them.  

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