Monday, January 3, 2011

Dell to Acquire Secureworks for Managed Services

Dell agreed to acquire SecureWorks, a provider of information-security services based in Atlanta. Financial terms were not disclosed.

SecureWorks offers Managed-Security Services, Security and Risk Consulting Services and Threat Intelligence. The acquisition expands Dell's global IT-as-a-Service offerings and information security expertise. The company claims more than 1,500 banks and credit unions as managed security services clients. The company has approximately 700 employees and projects Fiscal Year 2010 revenue of more than $120 million.

"The frequency and sophistication of attacks on technology infrastructure and malicious attempts to access data, requires reliable, capable and innovative information security," said Peter Altabef, President, Dell Services. "SecureWorks is a recognized industry leader in information security services and its offerings and expertise will immediately enhance our solutions portfolio. We look forward to welcoming SecureWorks team members -- who bring their passion and dedication to serving clients with best-in-class security services -- to Dell and our clients."