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Dell & CrowdStrike strengthen partnership to combat cyberthreats
Wed, 6th Mar 2024

In a significant move to bolster cybersecurity capabilities for businesses worldwide, Dell Technologies and CrowdStrike have announced an expansion of their strategic partnership. This collaboration integrates Dell's Managed Detection and Response (MDR) services with CrowdStrike's leading AI-native Falcon® XDR platform, providing a robust solution against the backdrop of increasingly sophisticated cyber threats.

The urgency for advanced cybersecurity measures has never been more pronounced. The 2024 CrowdStrike Global Threat Report underscores a concerning trend: cyberattacks are evolving in speed, sophistication, and stealth. As organizations grapple with a widening cybersecurity skills gap, the need for comprehensive, managed security solutions that streamline complexity has become paramount. The synergy of Dell's global security operations and CrowdStrike's Falcon platform aims to address this need, offering a holistic approach to safeguarding against threats in multi-cloud and multi-vendor environments.

Mihir Maniar, VP of infrastructure, edge, and security services portfolio at Dell Technologies, emphasizes the importance of this partnership, "Working with industry leaders like CrowdStrike is critical to delivering choice and flexibility to customers in a very fragmented and complex security landscape." Maniar highlights the combined prowess of Dell's MDR and CrowdStrike's platform, empowering customers to "exponentially reduce threat exposures, detect and respond to incidents, and recover applications and systems."

CrowdStrike's chief business officer, Daniel Bernard, also reflected on the significance of the expanded alliance with Dell, pointing out the Falcon platform's reputation as the cybersecurity market's platform of record. "By expanding our strategic alliance with Dell to power their MDR services, we’re gaining access to more customers to bring them industry-leading protection," Bernard said. He underlined the joint mission to deliver optimal security outcomes for all customer segments, aiming to "stop the breach, consolidate point products, and drive down costs."

This partnership brings Dell Managed Detection and Response, powered by CrowdStrike's Falcon XDR Platform, to global customers as a direct solution and through channel partners. This collaboration not only marks a significant step forward in the fight against cybercrime but also reflects the commitment of both Dell Technologies and CrowdStrike to pioneering innovative, customer-centric solutions in the cybersecurity domain.

Dell Technologies, a titan in helping organizations and individuals shape their digital futures, continues to lead in delivering an extensive portfolio of technology and services. Meanwhile, CrowdStrike stands as a global cybersecurity leader, redefining security with its advanced cloud-native platform, designed to protect critical enterprise risk areas.

As cyber threats grow in complexity and stealth, the partnership between Dell Technologies and CrowdStrike offers a beacon of hope, providing comprehensive, AI-driven cybersecurity solutions poised to defend businesses across the globe.