Dell to Buy Managed Security Provider SecureWorks

Explore this investment 01.04.11

InformationWeek covered the announcement that Dell agreed to acquire our portfolio company SecureWorks. The deal resulted in Dell acquiring its “first branded managed security service as the company builds out its software-as-a-service offerings to simplify customers’ IT infrastructures.”

In discussing SecureWorks and Dell’s strategy for security solutions, InformationWeek’s Antone Gonsalves wrote:

“SecureWorks claims to process more than 13 billion potential security threats for 2,900 clients each day and says the number is growing. Dell, which has been building out its software, services, and hardware portfolio through acquisition for several years, says any security-related purchases in the near future will likely add to SecureWorks’ capabilities. ‘While never say never about future acquisitions, right now, we’re focused on SecureWorks and SecureWorks is our security platform going forward,’ Altabef says.”

Read the full article from InformationWeek.