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Dell Focuses On Security

Dell made a flurry of security-minded announcements this week, highlighted by improvements to its Dropbox for Business integration.

Dell's security-minded Optiplex 9030 can run either Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, and is available in both touch and non-touch configurations.
Dell's security-minded Optiplex 9030 can run either Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, and is available in both touch and non-touch configurations.

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theb0x
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theb0x,
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7/1/2014 | 9:24:20 PM
Re: Private and prolific
And buying their way into the industry.
Stratustician
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6/29/2014 | 10:27:23 AM
Re: Private and prolific
I think it's a great option for business custoemrs who are looking for a cloud storage/collaboration solution, and considering that Dell already has established them as a strong name in security with their acquisition of Secureworks, it lends a strong credibility to their offering from a security perspective.
theb0x
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6/27/2014 | 9:29:47 PM
Dropbox Business A Disappointment
I don't see any mention of Dropbox Business utilizing Client-Side encryption. Their website states "Encryption at rest and in transit." But "at rest" is refering to 256 bit AES data encryption on the server side and the data is transfered via SSL.

As far as I'm concerned this unacceptable and a bold statement for Dell to claim "strong security." How does this in any way segment Personal Dropbox files from Business Dropbox files on the client device/computer if they are not seperately encrypted on the client side prior to transfer to the cloud?

Dell needs to develope integrated realtime on access file decryption for Dropbox.

 
Michael Endler
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6/26/2014 | 3:05:06 PM
Re: Private and prolific
Yeah, they seem to be keeping up, and just as important, they seem to be doing a good job scaling technology from small customers to big ones. It would be still be pretty interesting to take a look at their books, but I understand why Dell got tired of investors' quarterly deadlines.
Lorna Garey
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6/26/2014 | 2:59:06 PM
Private and prolific
Well, seems that going private hasn't hindered Dell in terms of at least keeping up with rivals, as some suggested. None of this is blazingly innovative, but there are solid new options, and the focus on encryption and data protection is smart.
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