Dell said today that it completed its acquisition of Credant Technologies, a provider of data protection products to control, manage and secure data sent from endpoints to servers, storage and the cloud.

Credant technology protects and encrypts user and corporate data—from PC to mobile devices to the cloud—and works with enterprises’ existing systems management processes, Dell says. The technology supports multiple mobile operating systems, allowing companies to embrace the growing bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend.

Credant secures more than 2 million endpoints with customers in a variety of industries including, aerospace and defense, energy, financial services, government, healthcare and retail.

Dell has taken steps over the past three years to expand its portfolio to offer customers a broader range of security technologies.

“In today’s work environment data is always in-flight—from work being done on a local PC, being sent via email, stored on a USB drive and saved in the cloud,” Jeff Clarke, president, End User Computing Solutions at Dell, said when the acquisition was first announced. “Each one of those experiences represents a potential security risk. As a result, businesses need a data protection strategy that is comprehensive, flexible and easy to deploy.”

Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.


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