Month: February 2021

Proactively Monitor and Secure your Windows 10 Devices

first_imgEach day customers are feeling the stress of dealing with thousands of new malware threats.  The sheer volume, along with the advanced sophistication of these threats makes it increasingly difficult for security organizations to handle.Leading researchers and response teams have published statistics that the median time for organizations to detect an intrusion is more than 200 days.  The need and challenge is clear.To help customers identify and manage these threats, Dell has worked closely with Microsoft to launch a new managed service to help decrease the mean time for breach detection.  Our service, the Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) Managed Service, is available in 10 countries today with more to follow in the year ahead.“Device security is very much top of mind with our joint customers,” said Pieter Uittenbogaard, Senior Director, Windows & Devices Group Marketing. “With this new offer, Dell is showing real leadership in helping customers manage their ongoing security needs.”Windows 10 Enterprise E5 includes Windows Defender ATP, a security service that enables the detection, investigation, and response to advanced threats on networks. Our new offering joins the power of this service with our cybersecurity services professionals. We help you know if you are under attack, by whom, as well as the severity of the attack. Cyber threats are analyzed by our security professionals to detect and investigate a range of attacks, malicious behavior, and provide specific guidance to take action.The service has four main components. Let’s talk a bit more about these areas and how they can help your organization.Active monitoringA centralized threat intelligence identification process that leverages Windows Defender ATP’s artificial intelligence combined with machine learning to manage the volume of malware created daily.Data AnalyticsHelps accurately and effectively categorize threats and assigns a unique classification to each threat detected.Recurring Threat ReportA detailed threat analysis report that ranks low to high severity level threats along with recommendations on how to best remediate the threats.Security Operations IntegrationHelps achieve a deeper integration with customers’ environments to triage issues faster and provide a level of automation for pre-determined actions.  It also helps with notifications and tickets with security or IT operations teams.With the Windows Defender ATP Managed Service, customers can achieve peace of mind knowing that we are helping to reduce the median time threats are active in their environment, as well as provide actionable intelligence for remediation.This service is one of two new Windows 10 managed service offerings we are debuting this week at Microsoft Inspire, Microsoft’s annual partner conference. We also introduced a Windows as a Service (WaaS) managed service. You get a team of consultants that help assess, identify and manage key infrastructure, policy and application processes for managing WaaS. Learn more about it in this blog.Microsoft and Dell have a long standing partnership and Microsoft has honored us numerous times for our services programs that help customers deploy and adopt Microsoft technology. Last year alone we won six awards and this year we have been named the Windows & Devices Deployment Partner of the Year and the World Wide Consulting and Systems Integration Partner of the Year. If you are in need of Microsoft expertise or help planning and deploying your transition to Windows 10, look no further than the award winning Dell EMC Services team.last_img read more

Lebanese citizens released by UAE back home after mediation

first_imgBEIRUT (AP) — Eight Lebanese citizens who had been detained in the United Arab Emirates have returned home after mediation efforts by a Lebanese official led to their release. Tuesday’s release is part of efforts by a top Lebanese security official who recently visited the UAE and said the UAE will release 11 Lebanese citizens. It wasn’t immediately clear why the men were held but it comes at a time of rising tension in the Middle East between Iran and the Saudi-led six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council.last_img

5th victim dies after January attacks in Chicago, suburbs

first_imgCHICAGO (AP) — Authorities say a 15-year-old girl has become the fifth person to die from a series of shootings last month by a Chicago gunman who was later killed in a suburban police shootout. The Cook County medical examiner’s office says Damia Smith was pronounced dead Tuesday at Comer Children’s Hospital. She was riding in a vehicle with her mother when she was shot. Police say 32-year-old Jason Nightengale, of Chicago, shot seven people in a series of attacks Jan. 9 over a roughly four-hour period. Most of the attacks happened on Chicago’s South Side before Nightengale drove to Evanston, just north of the city, where officers killed him during a shootout. Authorities have not released a motive in the killings, which they described as random.last_img

Ukraine hospital fire kills 3 COVID-19 patients, doctor

first_imgKYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Three coronavirus patients and a doctor have died in a fire at a hospital in Ukraine. The head doctor at the hospital in Zaporizhzhia was quoted by Ukrainian news media as saying Thursday that the fire broke out in medical equipment. The patients all on ventilators, but it wasn’t clear if that was the equipment that caught on fire. The patients’ ages were 91, 76 and 64, and the doctor was 26. The cause of death for all is believed to be carbon monoxide poisoning. Zaporizhzhia is about 280 miles southeast of the capital Kyiv.last_img