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TMCNet:  SecureWorks Cloud Guardian Solutions Simplify and Automate Cloud Security

[March 15, 2017]

SecureWorks Cloud Guardian Solutions Simplify and Automate Cloud Security

Cloud Security Expo - SecureWorks Corp. (NASDAQ: SCWX), a leading provider of intelligence-driven information security solutions, is bolstering its Cloud Guardian portfolio with a new service that automates the application of strong cloud security policies for organizations embracing digital transformation.

With the Security Configuration Management solution, clients can add another layer of cyber protection for their workloads on Amazon Web Services (News - Alert) (AWS) by programmatically implementing and enforcing best practices for security. The service leverages not only the Center for Internet Security (CIS) benchmarks for AWS as a best practices library, but also a series of policies based on SecureWorks' AWS usage and incident response experience. Users can repair their cloud configurations with a single click, simplifying security and enabling organizations to focus on rapidly developing new applications and tools for their customers.

The addition of Security Configuration Management to the Cloud Guardian portfolio continues SecureWorks' efforts to address the challenges many enterprises and small businesses face as they continue their march towards hybrid IT. With the Cloud Guardian solutions, organizations can receive:



  • NEW Security Configuration Management
  • Monitoring Amazon EC2 Instances
  • Web Application Firewall Monitoring
  • Firewall Monitoring
  • Vulnerability Management
  • Incident Response Services
  • Cloud Security and Risk Consulting
  • Technical Testing Services

"More and more organizations are moving mission critical workloads to the public cloud with IT and security environments becoming ever more complex," said Christina Richmond, program director of worldwide security services at industry research firm IDC (News - Alert). "Automated security configuration management in the cloud removes the human element and helps eliminate configuration drift to strengthen security without disrupting IT or end user productivity and flexibility."

The Security Configuration Management service, which is expected to be generally available in April 2017, augments SecureWorks' emphasis on adding new capabilities to simplify security for organizations leveraging the cloud. SecureWorks' 24x7 monitoring capabilities provide organizations' visibility across their cloud environments, and eliminates the need to wade through vast amounts of network events to separate false alarms from actual threats. Rounding out the Cloud Guardian portfolio are SecureWorks' consulting and incident response services, which bring SecureWorks' expertise to bare to help organizations implement a secure environment and respond to any security events that occur.

The Cloud Guardian solutions are enhanced by the Counter Threat Platform TM (CTP), SecureWorks' powerful security event analysis engine, which processes as many as 220 billion events a day and uses machine-learning and analytics to serve as an early warning systems for cyber threats. Through the CTP, SecureWorks delivers intelligence, context, and countermeasures to better protect cloud environments.

"Security and compliance should not be hurdles to hybrid IT, but enablers," said Matt Eberhart, vice president of global product management at SecureWorks. "But that requires a mix of strategic planning, secure configuration, and continuous monitoring. What organizations need is a trusted partner who can offer them comprehensive, seamless security solutions, which allow them to focus more of their energies on their core business while embracing digital transformation and cloud computing."

About SecureWorks

SecureWorks is a leading global provider of intelligence-driven information security solutions exclusively focused on protecting our clients from cyberattacks. Our solutions enable organizations to fortify their cyber defenses to prevent security breaches, detect malicious activity in real time, prioritize and respond rapidly to security breaches and predict emerging threats. As of Oct. 28, 2016, SecureWorks served over 4,300 clients across 58 countries. For more information, individuals can also visit�www.secureworks.com. The use of the word "partner" or "partnership" does not imply a legal partnership between SecureWorks and any other entity.

Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. In some cases, you can identify these statements by such forward-looking words as "anticipate," "believe," "confidence," "could," "estimate," "expect," "guidance," "intend," "may," "plan," "potential," "outlook," "should," "will" and "would," or similar words or expressions that refer to future events or outcomes. These statements represent the Company's judgment only as of the date of this press release.

Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements because of risks, uncertainties and other factors, including those relating to: SecureWorks' ability to achieve or maintain profitability; SecureWorks' ability to enhance its existing solutions and technologies and to develop or acquire new solutions and technologies; the rapidly evolving market in which SecureWorks operates; SecureWorks' reliance on personnel with extensive information security expertise; fluctuations in SecureWorks' quarterly results and other operating measures; intense competition in SecureWorks' markets; SecureWorks' ability to attract new clients, retain existing clients and increase its annual contract values; SecureWorks' reliance on its largest client and on clients in the financial services industry; SecureWorks' ability to manage its growth effectively; SecureWorks' ability to maintain high-quality client service and support functions; SecureWorks' service level agreements with clients requiring credits for service failures or inadequacies; SecureWorks' ability to continue expansion of its sales force; SecureWorks' long and unpredictable sales cycle; risks associated with SecureWorks' international sales and operations; SecureWorks' ability to expand its key distribution relationships; SecureWorks' technology alliance partnerships; real or perceived defects, errors or vulnerabilities in SecureWorks' solutions or the failure of its solutions to prevent a security breach; the ability of SecureWorks' solutions to perform as intended; SecureWorks' ability to use third-party technologies; the effect of evolving information security and data privacy laws and regulations on SecureWorks' business; SecureWorks' ability to maintain and enhance its brand; SecureWorks' recognition of revenue ratably over the terms of its managed security and threat intelligence contracts; the effect of timing differences between the expensing of sales commissions paid to SecureWorks' strategic and distribution partners and the recognition of associated revenues; estimates or judgments relating to SecureWorks' critical accounting policies; SecureWorks' exposure to fluctuations in currency exchange rates; the effect of governmental export or import controls on SecureWorks' business; SecureWorks' compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and similar laws; SecureWorks' ability to maintain effective disclosure controls and procedures; the effect of natural disasters on SecureWorks' ability to serve its clients; SecureWorks' reliance on patents to protect its intellectual property rights; SecureWorks' ability to protect, maintain or enforce its non-patented intellectual property rights and proprietary information; claims by third parties of infringement of their proprietary technology by SecureWorks; SecureWorks' use of open source technology; and risks related to SecureWorks' relationship with Dell (News - Alert) Technologies Inc. and Dell Inc. and control of the Company by Dell Technologies Inc.

This list of risks, uncertainties and other factors is not complete. SecureWorks discusses these matters more fully, as well as certain risk factors that could affect SecureWorks' business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects, under the caption "Risk Factors" in SecureWorks' quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended April 29, 2016, as well as in SecureWorks' other SEC (News - Alert) filings, including SecureWorks' quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended October 28, 2016. Any or all forward-looking statements SecureWorks makes may turn out to be wrong and can be affected by inaccurate assumptions the Company might make or by known or unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, including those identified in this press release. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements made in this press release, which speak only as of its date. SecureWorks does not undertake to update, and expressly disclaims any obligation to update, any of its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of circumstances or events that arise after the date the statements are made, new information or otherwise.


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