Dell SecureWorks Partners with Palo Alto Networks to Deliver Next-Generation Firewall Services

The Dell SecureWorks Next-Generation Firewall Management Service will help organizations reduce management and monitoring costs

July 31, 2011

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ATLANTA, July 28, 2011— Dell SecureWorks announced today their plan to provide Managed and Monitored Next-Generation Firewall services for Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewall infrastructure to customers worldwide.

Dell SecureWorks provides firewall management and monitoring services as part of a full suite of security services including Intrusion Prevention/Detection, log monitoring and retention, SIEM, vulnerability management, security consulting, threat intelligence and more. While Dell SecureWorks will continue to provide management for traditional firewalls from leading providers, the addition of Next-Generation Firewall Management and Monitoring services for Palo Alto Networks reflects the strong adoption of this technology by Dell’s customers and prospects.

The Dell SecureWorks Next-Generation Firewall Management Service will help organizations reduce management and monitoring costs and provides unmetered support from Dell SecureWorks’ highly trained security experts. In addition, the service will offer flexible co-management options, policy and rule-set management, device upgrades and patch management as well as backup and recovery. The service will also include extensive security and compliance reporting capabilities. Organizations that use Dell SecureWorks benefit from visibility and correlation of data across security technology platforms and thousands of customer networks to detect and prevent threats prior to impact.

Palo Alto Networks' next-generation firewalls enable enterprises to identify and control applications, users, and content—not just ports, IP addresses, and packets like traditional firewalls. By providing more granular control and in-depth protection down to the level of individual applications, enterprise organizations are able to detect more sophisticated current and emerging cyber threats targeting their critical business systems.

"Dell SecureWorks is focused on providing customers with exceptional managed security solutions that help address legitimate cyber threats targeting organizations. Working with Palo Alto Networks allows Dell SecureWorks to deliver service to customers leveraging an industry-leading technology to help address emerging cyber threats. This is especially important as the use of cloud-based services, social networking and mobile computing has become common in enterprise organizations," said Dan DeRosa, director of product management, Dell SecureWorks.

"Dell SecureWorks is a strategic addition to our MSP Program and a key indicator of enterprises’ interest in combining managing security solutions with their next generation firewall deployments," said Punit Minocha, vice president of business and corporate development at Palo Alto Networks. "We also anticipate this relationship will be highly beneficial for our existing customers who are looking to broaden out their network security footprint with a seamless, managed services approach."

Dell SecureWorks Managed and Monitored Next Generation Firewall Service will be available beginning in August 2011.

About Dell SecureWorks

Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more. Recognized as an industry leader by top analysts, Dell SecureWorks provides world-class information security services to help organizations of all sizes protect their IT assets, comply with regulations and reduce security costs. For more information, visit

About Palo Alto Networks

Palo Alto Networks™ is the network security company. Its next-generation firewalls enable unprecedented visibility and granular policy control of applications and content – by user, not just IP address – at up to 20Gbps with no performance degradation. Based on patent-pending App-ID™ technology, Palo Alto Networks firewalls accurately identify and control applications – regardless of port, protocol, evasive tactic or SSL encryption – and scan content to stop threats and prevent data leakage. Enterprises can for the first time embrace Web 2.0 and maintain complete visibility and control, while significantly reducing total cost of ownership through device consolidation. Most recently, Palo Alto Networks has enabled enterprises to extend this same network security to remote users with the release of GlobalProtect™. For more information, visit

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