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                Dell SecureWorks Cited as a Leader in Managed Security Services by Independent Research Firm

                ATLANTA, Mar. 30, 2012-–Dell SecureWorks has been cited as a "Leader" in "The Forrester Wave: Managed Security Services: North America, Q1 2012" report (March 2012). Dell SecureWorks was among nine Managed Security Services (MSS) providers that Forrester Research Inc. invited to participate in the study.

                Forrester states in the report that, "An increasing number of CISOs (chief information security officers) now view security outsourcing as a viable method for reducing costs and improving their security capabilities."

                Forrester evaluated the MSS providers' current offerings and strategies against 60 criteria, and noted "SecureWorks remains a top player in the very competitive MSS market. Dell SecureWorks' strongest asset is the quality of its analysts. SecureWorks' correlation and logic engine technology, as well as its Counter Threat Unit research team, provide clients with the latest emerging threats and ensure that suspicious activity is detected and reported immediately."

                Dell SecureWorks' proprietary, purpose-built security platform - the Counter Threat Platform™ (CTP) - filters, correlates and analyzes more than 20 billion events across the company's customer base every day. Utilizing the CTP and knowledge of the applications and technology customers use, the Dell SecureWorks Counter Threat Unit security research team delivers early warnings and actionable security intelligence tailored to each of its customers so they can quickly protect themselves against threats and vulnerabilities before impact.

                "We appreciate the recognition by Forrester as a leader in the highly regarded Forrester MSSP Wave" said Mike Cote, vice president of Dell SecureWorks. "Our success in the MSSP market is due to our focus on and relationship with our customers, and our elite, renowned security intelligence that we deliver to our customers," said Mike Cote, vice president of Dell SecureWorks. "We believe this recognition reflects our more than 14-year dedication to information security services that help customers keep their critical assets safe while enabling them to conduct business more efficiently."

                Forrester mentions in the report that, "MSSPs leverage impressive economies of scale to offer clients an enhanced security environment, cost-effective security, and a scalable and flexible security platform capable of handling future expansion." Dell SecureWorks serves as an extension of an organization's internal team to achieve its security objectives. The company helps organizations dramatically reduce the number of false alarms they have to respond to, helps fill gaps between their resources and their security demands, and watches over their IT systems and data 24 hours a day. Understanding the challenges organizations face with compliance, ever shrinking budgets and even smaller in-house security teams, Dell SecureWorks offers a broad range of information security services and service delivery options, including full outsourcing, co-management, monitoring, and on-demand software-as-a-service.

                For a complimentary copy of "The Forrester Wave: Managed Security Services: North America, Q1 2012," visit Dell SecureWorks' website at

                About Dell SecureWorks:

                Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more. Recognized as an industry leader by top analysts, Dell SecureWorks provides world-class information security services to help organizations of all sizes protect their IT assets, comply with regulations and reduce security costs. For more information, visit

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