SecureWorks Amplifies Application Security with New VMware AppDefense Technology to Protect Cloud and Virtualized Environments

VMworld, Las Vegas, NV, August 28, 2017 - SecureWorks Corp. (NASDAQ: SCWX), a leading global cybersecurity company that keeps organizations safe in a digitally connected world, is developing a new managed solution that leverages VMware AppDefense™ technology to protect applications running on VMware vSphere®-based virtualized and cloud environments.

The new service will be part of the SecureWorks Cloud Guardian™ portfolio and will deliver security detection, validation and response capabilities across a client's virtual environment. This solution will leverage SecureWorks' global Threat Intelligence, and will enable organizations to hand off the challenge of developing, tuning and enforcing the security policies that protect their virtual environments to a team of experts with nearly two decades of experience in cyber security.

AppDefense will further enhance the SecureWorks' machine learning horsepower. AppDefense uses the vSphere hypervisor to monitor provisioning events and learn about the normal behavior of an application. With this authoritative knowledge of the application's intended state, AppDefense will monitor the application in real-time to check for deviations from a baseline policy, which may indicate a security threat. Leveraging AppDefense will allow clients to apply policies that enforce a 'least privilege' security model, and SecureWorks' Counter Threat Platform™ (CTP) will identify the criticality of any deviations from the intended application behavior and help stop abnormal behavior that could disrupt data center operations.

"SecureWorks' new solution leveraging AppDefense will bring the power of our CTP to clients to enable faster detection and response to security events across virtualized environments," said Matt Eberhart, vice president of global product management at SecureWorks. "AppDefense will enable SecureWorks to orchestrate security policy, detection, and response quickly to stay ahead of threat actors and will empower IT and business teams to meet their goals while feeling confident in their security defenses."

This new solution will deliver the security transformation organizations need to compete in the digitally connected world. Leveraging AppDefense, SecureWorks is able to properly respond to a threat, whether that be blocking malicious behavior, quarantining the application or taking a snapshot of the virtual machine. In addition, the technology's runtime learning and behavioral modeling capabilities make tuning policies smarter and more efficient over time.

When AppDefense detects suspicious behavior, the CTP will perform additional investigation and then send security events of interest to one of SecureWorks' global Security Operations Centers. The CTP combines machine learning and analytics capabilities with up-to-the-minute threat intelligence and is backed by the expertise and insight of the company's Counter Threat Unit™ (CTU) research team. Together, this mix of human and machine intelligence will enable organizations to effectively detect, validate, contain and eradicate the cyber-threats facing them today.

"We are excited to be working with SecureWorks, such an experienced security provider with extensive knowledge of the threat landscape," said Tom Corn, senior vice president, Security Products, VMware. "Bringing together SecureWorks' solution and VMware AppDefense will deliver a new level of protection for critical applications. The ability to lock down applications, combined with richer context for investigations and automated response mechanisms, will shrink the attack surface and reduce the time to respond."

AppDefense requires VMware vSphere® 6.5 or higher. The SecureWorks solution is slated to be available in fiscal year 2018.

About SecureWorks

SecureWorks® (NASDAQ: SCWX) is a leading global cybersecurity company that keeps organizations safe in a digitally connected world. We combine visibility from thousands of clients, artificial intelligence and automation from our industry-leading SecureWorks Counter Threat Platform™, and actionable insights from our team of elite researchers and analysts to create a powerful network effect that provides increasingly strong protection for our clients. By aggregating and analyzing data from any source, anywhere, we prevent security breaches, detect malicious activity in real time, respond rapidly, and predict emerging threats. We offer our clients a cyber-defense that is Collectively Smarter. Exponentially Safer™.

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This list of risks, uncertainties and other factors is not complete. SecureWorks discusses these matters more fully, as well as certain risk factors that could affect SecureWorks' business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects, under the caption "Risk Factors" in SecureWorks' annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 3, 2017, as well as in SecureWorks' other SEC filings, including SecureWorks' quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal first quarter ended May 5, 2017. Any or all forward-looking statements SecureWorks makes may turn out to be wrong and can be affected by inaccurate assumptions SecureWorks might make or by known or unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, including those identified in this press release. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements made in this press release, which speak only as of its date. SecureWorks does not undertake to update, and expressly disclaims any obligation to update, any of its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of circumstances or events that arise after the date the statements are made, new information or otherwise.

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