Dell buys into more security space

Not content with its growth in the storage market, Dell has decided to try and break into security.

It’s announced that it’s signed on the dotted line to buy SecureWorks, a company which provides information-security services.

However, Dell’s not willing to kiss and tell when it comes to the money it’s shelled out for the company. We assume this may be because it’s afraid that another company may swoop in and outbid it – don’t worry Dell, we’re sure HP has other ideas for how it will spend its money.

SecureWorks offers security services for IPS, vulnerability scanning and log management.  

The acquisition will also mean that Dell will be taking on some of SecureWork’s security clients who comes from all corners of the business spectrum. These include financial services, utilities, healthcare, retail and manufacturing.

Dell has certainly been splashing its cash of late. Last month it bid for data-storage company Compellent Technologies for $820 million, following losing out on storage company 3Par to HP earlier on.