Dell has recently announced new network and endpoint security appliances for SMBs, co-developed with OEM partner Juniper Networks. As reported on eWeek, the Dell-branded Unified Threat Management product line for network security centers on the new Dell J-SRX Gateway, an appliance that plugs into an IT system to handle multiple layers of security, including antivirus and anti-spam protection and intrusion detection.
“For endpoint security, Dell is positioning its Kace K1000 Management Appliance as a lead-off product. The appliance handles a range of data life-cycle management duties, including system inventory, help desk and application deployment. Key security features include vulnerability assessment and remediation via patch management and configuration enforcement, Altmaier said.
“The Kace box is also supposed to enable IT managers to more easily plan, execute and report on security compliance efforts on Windows and Mac operating systems. The K1000 includes the recently announced Dell Kace Secure Browser, which uses application virtualization to reduce Internet-based security risks.”