Dell Data Protection | Secure Lifecycle offers Users Next-Generation Data Protection

Dell Inc. has announced the release of its newest addition to the Dell Data and Security Solutions portfolio. Security Lifecycle will offer next-generation data protection at all stages of the lifecycle – at rest, in motion, and in use – whether inside or outside of a network.

The new solution will also give IT teams more fine-tuned control of data with the ability to define access rights at a granular level. Data sent within and outside of the network can now be controlled with access logins and registrations with set limitations and capabilities, and the ability to set end dates for these rights. Unlike most products, Secure Lifecycle can protect data even after it leaves an organization’s environment.

Secure Lifecycle combines data encryption, file access monitoring, DLP (data leakage prevention) and DRM (digital rights management), to provide data protection with a single console. It provides coverage across devices and operating systems, safeguarding files on external storage such as USB keys, major public cloud services, smartphones and tablets via a secure file container.

Many organizations struggle to maintain visibility into how often and from where outside actors are accessing their data. The average company has up to 89 third-party vendors accessing their company’s network each week, with each outside access bringing individual risks to data that is not properly protected. Dell Secure Lifecycle offers full visibility so organizations can see where and how information is being leaked or lost. IT departments receive reports and metadata making it easier to pinpoint weak points and bad actors.

“In the modern work environment, data travel between people and devices. Securing and encrypting these data, not just at rest, but in motion and in use, has become critical to maintaining integrity and control,” said Brett Hansen, vice president, Dell Endpoint Data Security and Management. “Dell Data Protection | Secure Lifecycle protects data at all stages of the lifecycle and provides the visibility and confidence for organizations to embrace the mobile workforce—securely.”

Dell Secure Lifecycle will be available Dec. 1, 2016, in the United States and select countries.


Key Takeaways:

– The console gives visibility into other files that were shared with the suspected bad actor, and by which employee, reducing the time it takes to uncover potential violations.

– Secure Lifecycle equips organizations to manage exactly who can read, edit, print or share data, as well as set embargoes and expiry times over when the data are permissible to view.

– The solution allows employees to download secure mobile protection from their app store, enhancing manageability for IT departments, and office plug-ins run seamlessly with Microsoft Office 2010 and upward, allowing for improved collaboration with colleagues outside an organization.