Dell wraps up acquisition of SecureWorks

Purchase moves computer giant further into IT security services

Dell Corp. has closed its acquisition of SecureWorks Inc., a provider of information security services. Details of the cash transaction were not reported.

“The acquisition expands Dell’s IT-as-a-Service offerings and gives the company industry-leading capabilities,” the computer giant said in a news release today.

SecureWorks processes more than 13 billion security events and sees more than 30,000 malware specimens daily.

The company protects more than 3,000 customers worldwide, including more than 1,500 banks and credit unions as managed security services clients, the Dell announcement said.

The acquisition of SecureWorks will mark “a significant expansion of Dell’s IT as a service offerings and information security expertise,” Dell Services President Peter Altabef said during a media conference call last month to announce the intended acquisition.

“The context for this acquisition and Dell’s other M&A activity is that customers increasingly want technology solutions delivered as a service,” he said.

Dell Corp., of Round Rock, Texas, ranks No. 11 on Washington Technology’s 2010 Top 100 list of the largest federal government contractors.

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David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.

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