Dell Technologies has added a slew of in-house as well as partnered capabilities to its security portfolio in a bid to beef up its capabilities in areas including threat security, management, and incident response.\u201cThrough ongoing innovation and a powerful ecosystem of partners, we\u2019re committed to helping organizations protect against threats, withstand and recover from attacks and provide confidence that their environments are secure,\u201d said Matt Baker, senior vice president, corporate strategy at Dell Technologies.The added capabilities include a tiered upgrade to Dell\u2019s managed detection and response (MDR) platform, partnered threat management with CrowdStrike\u2019s Falcon, component verification for Dell\u2019s commercial PCs, and an incident recovery solution.Dell\u2019s MDR receives a Pro Plus upgradeDell is packing up a tiered MDR offering, calling it MDR Pro Plus, to offer vulnerability management, penetration testing, breach and attack simulations, and employee cybersecurity training, on top of the existing MDR offerings of detection, investigation, and patching of vulnerabilities.\u201cManaged Detection and Response Pro Plus is a fully managed security operations solution that helps organizations prevent, respond and recover from security threats,\u201d said Mihir Maniar, vice president, edge and security services portfolio at Dell Technologies.While penetration testing will be carried out to\u00a0identify vulnerable pathways into customer environments, breach, and attack simulations will test the customer\u2019s existing security controls against popular attacks.Customers in North America will also get Incident Recovery Care, where Dell will deploy certified experts to assess a security incident and get the customer back to business if a breach occurs, Maniar said.Overall, the offering is designed to provide comprehensive protection for customer endpoints, infrastructure, software, hardware, and cloud infrastucture. Existing Dell MDR customers will need to pay an extra cost to upgrade to MDR Pro Plus.Threat management improved with FalconApart from the managed services add-on, Dell has entered a partnership with CrowStrike to use the endpoint protection platform (EPP), Falcon, to help boost its safeguard and response portfolio.\u201cWe are adding CrowdStrike\u2019s Falcon platform to our Dell SafeGuard and Response portfolio to provide more choice to our customers and equip them with expansive threat management capabilities,\u201d said JR Balaji, director of product management, endpoint security at Dell Technologies. \u201cThe SafeGuard and Response portfolio is comprised of a suite of software solutions for organizations to use to prevent, detect, and remediate attacks.\u201dCustomers can now purchase CrowdStrike software\u2019s Falcon license directly from Dell. The partnership is aimed at offering an extended suite of defenses that accelerate threat investigation and response to protect critical areas of enterprise risk, including endpoints and cloud workloads, identity, and data, according to Balaji.Dell launches PSX for cyber recoveryDell has also introduced Product Success Accelerator (PSX) for cyberattack recovery, a new service that promises to improve the isolation and security of recovery vaults for backing up customers\u2019 critical data and maintaining business continuity during cybersecurity incidents.\u201cPowerProtect cyber recovery vaults are deployed on-prem at a secure location on the customer\u2019s site,\u201d Maniar said. \u201cThese vaults include PowerProtect DD appliances, cyber recovery software, CyberSense software, and Dell backup software.\u201dPowerProtect DD appliances are Dell\u2019s proprietary isolated vaulting hardware that runs cyber recovery software to create recovery backups. CyberSense is an analytics tool that identifies the corrupted files in the recovery porocess and initiates restoring to the previous safe version.Dell\u2019s PSX for cyber recovery will be available in three versions \u2014 Ready, which includes installation, configuration, and planning of the recovery vault; Optimize, which adds quarterly assessments, and recommendations along with restore simulations; and Operate, which adds ongoing assistance including investigations and actions in the event of a cyberattack.The pricing for PSX for recovery will be dependent on the customer\u2019s environment and selected level of service, Maniar added.While MDR Pro Plus, Dell Safeguard and Response, and PSX for cyber recovery (only in North America) are already generally available, Dell\u2019s cloud-based SCV will be available globally for Dell commercial PCs in May 2023.Cloud-based SCV rolled out for Dell commercial PCsDell\u2019s secured component verification (SCV) is a supply chain assurance offering that enables customers to verify if the components they have received match what was manufactured in the factory. A cloud-based verification is now added for commercial PCs ordered from Dell.Dell generates a digital certificate that documents key PC components in the factory and the certificate is stored in a secure cloud environment. When the PC is delivered, organizations\u2019 IT teams can review the PC against its corresponding certificate to verify component integrity.\u201cSecured Component Verification on Cloud helps further reduce the risk of product tampering with our commercial PCs,\u201d Balaji said. \u201cThe customer uses the Dell Trusted Device agent, which resides on the device itself, during the component verification process.\u201dThe Dell Trusted Device agent is available for download free of cost on the current shipping commercial devices. The cloud-based SCV IT can also be used by the IT to verify components at a fleet level via the Dell Tech Direct portal.