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Dell Data Guardian

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Company: Dell Inc., Round Rock, TX
Entry Submitted By: PPR Worldwide
Company Description: Dell Inc. provides customers of all sizes with a broad, innovative portfolio from edge to core to cloud. Dell Inc. comprises Dell client as well as Dell EMC infrastructure offerings that enable organizations to modernize, automate and transform their data center while providing today’s workforce and consumers what they need to securely connect, produce, and collaborate from anywhere at any time.
Nomination Category: New Product & Service Categories - Software
Nomination Sub Category: Best Product or Service of the Year - Software - Endpoint Security Management Solution

Nomination Title: Dell Data Guardian

Tell the story about this nominated product or service (up to 650 words). Describe its function, features, benefits, and performance to date:

In today’s modern work environment, critical business data is continually traveling between people and devices. Flexible work arrangements enabling employees to work remotely and on their mobile devices – combined with the increasing rate of data breaches - pose a serious threat to organizations. Some threats are malicious, such as when data is intentionally leaked outside of an enterprise environment, while others are unintentional, like when an employee sends a confidential attachment to the wrong email address.

Dell Data Guardian* is an integrated encryption software solution that protects an organization’s data at all stages of its lifecycle –- at rest, in motion and in use. Whether data lies inside or outside of the network, Data Guardian empowers organizations to embrace the mobile workforce securely. Not only does the solution safeguard files on all laptop PCs, desktops, USB keys and major cloud services, but it also provides a secure file container for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. To further help IT departments tailor the solution to their own BYOD and mobility policies, employees can also easily download Dell Data Guardian from any app store and simply install the solution on all personal smartphone or tablet devices. Once downloaded, all files synched to the device remain encrypted whether in use or at rest.

With Dell Data Guardian, organizations can now understand where and how critical business information is being used, leaked or lost while the solution feeds this knowledge into the organization’s forensic capabilities. Along with receiving real-time alerts on suspicious activities, IT departments can access sophisticated meta-data for all alert-worthy events, allowing for a more accurate triangulation of information should a problem arise. The solution also enables IT departments to provide employees with transparent user policies, ensuring that cyber-safe behaviors can be enacted company-wide.

Dell Data Guardian eases the burden that traditional encryption and data rights management offerings have placed on IT departments. It combines multiple functionalities into an integrated solution: data encryption, file access monitoring, DLP (data leakage prevention) and DRM (digital rights management), to provide data protection with a single, easy-to-manage console. Competing solutions address only certain elements of data security and are unable to protect data that leaves an organization’s environment.

Through superior digital rights functionality, Dell Data Guardian enables IT departments to enact more granular management over their data for better control over how documents are being viewed, and they can even set individual rights for different users viewing the same document. Organizations can then manage exactly who can read, edit, print or share data, as well as set embargoes and expiration times on when the data is permissible to view.

* Dell Data Guardian is formerly known as Dell Data Protection | Secure Lifecycle


In bullet-list form, briefly summarize up to ten (10) of the chief features and benefits of the nominated product or service (up to 150 words).

•Secures critical business documents and maintains protection as data moves across devices. Transparent encryption policies ensure data is protected as it travels across all devices, while also securing data as it is shared across tools such as Box, Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive.
•Provides IT with the authority to enact data leakage prevention, digital rights management and file access monitoring.
•Expands visibility of where and how businesses access their data. IT departments can access detailed usage information of lost data in real-time.
•Granular policy controls: The management console makes it easy for organizations to manage exactly who can read, edit, print or share data as well as set time parameters for when a piece of data is permissible to view.
•Simple use across all devices: Employees can easily download secure mobile protection from their app store and install the solution on all personal smartphone