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                Gartner Positions Dell SecureWorks in the "Leaders" Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Managed Security Services Worldwide

                ATLANTA – Dec. 6, 2011 – Dell SecureWorks announced today that it has been positioned in the Leaders quadrant of the "Magic Quadrant for MSSPs, North America" by Gartner Inc. Published Nov. 28, the Gartner Magic Quadrant is a graphical portrayal of vendor performance in a market segmented into four categories: leaders, challengers, visionaries and niche players. Vendors are evaluated by criteria that include completeness of vision and ability to execute.

                Gartner Inc., a leading information technology research and advisory company, evaluated 21 Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs) for the Magic Quadrant.  Dell SecureWorks was one of six MSSPs listed in the Leaders quadrant.

                According to Gartner, "Each of the service providers in the Leaders quadrant has significant 'mind share' among enterprises looking to buy an MSS as a discrete offering. These providers generally receive very positive reports on service and performance from Gartner clients. MSSPs in the Leaders quadrant are typically appropriate options for enterprises requiring frequent interaction with the MSSP for analyst expertise and advice, portal-based correlation and workflow support, and flexible reporting options."1

                Gartner also noted in the report that, "Enterprises that optimize their use of managed security service providers (MSSPs) can free up internal staff time for dealing with more-business-critical security functions if they select MSSP services that can integrate with internal security operations."1

                "Being a successful company means you have the right people that have a dedication and commitment to going above and beyond every day," said Mike Cote, vice president of Dell SecureWorks. "We believe being positioned in the Leaders quadrant further confirms that Dell SecureWorks' cultural mantra of always doing the 'right thing' has empowered our security analysts to deliver exceptional security services. We are wholly committed to addressing the growing security needs of customers, including those relating to the new trends and technologies such as cloud and mobility solutions." 

                Founded in 1998, Dell SecureWorks was one of the first information security vendors to provide a technology-enabled security as a service. Today, the company has over 3,000 customers globally and processes 20 billion events a day – creating exceptional visibility into emerging threats. Dell SecureWorks continues to grow its Counter Threat UnitSM (CTUSM) security research team to identify emerging cyber threats, proactively develop countermeasures and deliver that intelligence and protection to customers. Using its robust infrastructure, security intelligence and seamless delivery system, Dell SecureWorks continues to strive to protect customers from increasingly sophisticated and targeted Internet threats.

                1Gartner "Magic Quadrant for MSSPs, North America" by Kelly M. Kavanagh and John Pescatore, 28 November 2011 

                About the Gartner Magic Quadrant:
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                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