Dell SecureWorks announced new add-ons for its cloud security suite this week, including vulnerability management services and Web application scanning services. According to Dell, the new products were designed specifically for cloud environments, and can be integrated directly with the customer's virtual data center.
The vulnerability management service includes regularly scheduled and on-demand vulnerability scans on customer cloud services and applications by Dell SecureWorks personnel. The Web application scanning service provides the same scans for customer Web applications, including those that reside behind login pages.
Ed Ferrara, principal analyst with Cambridge, Mass.-based Forrester Research Inc., believes the Dell SecureWorks announcement "highlights the accelerating shift of security delivered to and from the cloud. As companies embrace the cloud, the ability to secure these infrastructures becomes more critical."
In addition to these new products, Dell SecureWorks is making its Global Threat Intelligence Service available to cloud customers too, with all Threat Intelligence reports and analysis accessible via the Dell SecureWorks Portal. Dell stated that cloud customers can expect announcements for more security services in the coming months.