January 4, 2011 – Seeking to enhance the security component of its IT as a Service portfolio, Dell announced a definitive agreement to buy Atlanta company SecureWorks.

SecureWorks offers security management applications, intrusion prevention services, on-call expert threat analysis, and visibility of broad, emerging risks across its nearly 3,000 clients, according to a news release on the proposed deal. Founded in 1999, SecureWorks has had a partnership delivering solutions using Dell technology since 2005.

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