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Dell PowerProtect Appliance Updated with Zero Trust, More Multicloud

by Harold Fritts
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Dell Technologies has expanded its data protection appliances and software to include data on-premises, public clouds, and at the edge. The Dell PowerProtect Data Manager appliance and software advancements help customers improve operational security and cyber resiliency.

Dell Technologies has expanded its data protection appliances and software to include data on-premises, public clouds, and at the edge. The Dell PowerProtect Data Manager appliance and software advancements help customers improve operational security and cyber resiliency.

The new PowerProtect appliance includes advancements for multicloud data protection that are simple to use and easy to consume. Dell’s AI-powered resilience and operational security innovation accelerate the adoption of Zero Trust architectures protecting organizations from the increasing threat of cyberattacks.

The new solutions help address rising data protection challenges facing organizations. According to the 2022 Dell Global Data Protection Index (GDPI) survey, organizations have experienced higher levels of natural and modern disasters than in previous years, resulting in more downtime, data loss, and recovery costs. In the past year, cyberattacks have accounted for 48 percent of all disasters, leading to all other causes of data disruption, and in 2021 that number was 37 percent.

That same survey also found 85 percent of organizations using multiple data protection vendors saw a benefit in reducing the number of vendors. Organizations using a single data protection vendor incurred 34 percent fewer costs recovering from cyberattacks or other cyber incidents than companies using multiple vendors.

Dell’s Jeff Boudreau, president, and general manager, of Infrastructure Solutions Group, said:

“With virtually everything connected to the internet in today’s digital world, the need to protect valuable data is more important than ever/ This digital landscape requires a modern data protection and security strategy to address cyber threats. Point solutions don’t go deep or wide enough to help protect organizations. Dell helps customers strengthen cyber resiliency by offering integrated data protection software, systems, and services to help ensure data and applications are protected and resilient wherever they live.”

The GDPI survey found that 91 percent of organizations are either aware of or planning to deploy a Zero Trust architecture. A Zero Trust architecture is a cybersecurity model that shifts how organizations approach security from relying solely on perimeter defenses to a proactive strategy that only allows known, authorized traffic across system boundaries and data pipelines.

However, only 23 percent are deploying a Zero Trust mode, and only 12 percent are fully deployed. With embedded security features designed into the hardware, firmware, and security control points, Dell’s approach helps organizations achieve Zero Trust architectures to strengthen cyber resiliency and help reduce security complexity.

A simple path to modern data protection

The Dell PowerProtect Data Manager helps organizations simplify their IT operations and reduce risk. Innovations in PowerProtect Data Manager software address the increasing need for cyber resiliency and supports Zero Trust principles with new built-in operational security capabilities, such as multifactor authentication, dual authorization, and role-based access controls.

The debut of the Dell PowerProtect Data Manager Appliance offers a simple path to adopt modern data protection for small and mid-sized use cases with support that scales from 12 to 96 terabytes of data.

The appliance offers customers a:

  • Modern, software-defined architecture: Allows automated discovery and protection of assets and delivers unique VMware protection with Transparent Snapshots to ensure the availability of all VMs without business disruption.
  • Secure, cyber-resilient solution: Provides more secure access to restricted functions with Identity and Access Management to strengthen cyber resiliency.
  • Simple, unified user experience: Delivers software-defined data protection, making it easy to deploy and use.

Dell expands cyber recovery for public cloud vaults

PowerProtect Cyber Recovery for Google Cloud enables customers to deploy an isolated cyber vault in Google Cloud to securely separate and protect data from a cyberattack. Unlike standard cloud-based backup solutions, access to management interfaces is locked down by networking controls and can require separate security credentials and multifactor authentication for access.

Organizations can use their existing Google Cloud subscription to purchase PowerProtect Cyber Recovery through the Google Cloud Marketplace, or directly from Dell and its channel partners.

The new offering marks the latest expansion of Dell’s cyber recovery capabilities for public clouds, following this year’s introduction of Dell PowerProtect for Microsoft Azure and CyberSense for Dell PowerProtect Cyber Recovery for AWS.

Dell APEX simplifies backup storage with flexible consumption options

Dell is also expanding its APEX Data Storage Services to offer a Backup Target option that provides more secure backup storage in a pay-per-use, flexible consumption model. The Backup Target service is easy for customers to adopt and streamlines the process of purchasing, deploying, and maintaining backup storage. The Backup Target helps reduce a customer’s storage footprint and can increase data availability.

 The new Dell APEX Data Storage Services Backup Target offer will support the increasing reliance on as-a-Service offerings to help overcome data protection challenges. Nearly every GDPI respondent (99 percent) identified at least one as-a-Service offering as a high priority to help overcome challenges for their organization. Storage-as-a-Service (44 percent), Cyber Recovery-as-a-Service (41percent), and Backup-as-a-Service (40 percent) ranked as the top three as-a-Service priorities.

Dell expands Future-Proof Program with new Cyber Recovery Guarantee

In January, Dell plans to introduce a new Cyber Recovery Guarantee to assure customers that their data will be recoverable following a cyberattack. Dell will provide qualifying customers up to $10 million in reimbursement for expenses to assist in recovering data from ransomware and other cyber incidents restoring data is not possible with Dell solutions.

The guarantee is designed to increase customer comfort and confidence in choosing Dell Data Protection Solutions, whether for data in production or, more securely, in a cyber vault. This new cyber recovery guarantee expands the Dell Technologies Future-Proof Program, which also includes a Data Protection Deduplication Guarantee.

Follow up with a Dell representative for any restrictions to the Cyber Recovery or Deduplication guarantee programs. 


  • Dell PowerProtect Data Manager Appliance is globally available this month in more than 15 countries across North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.
  • Dell PowerProtect Data Manager software is globally available.
  • Dell PowerProtect Cyber Recovery for Google Cloud Platform is globally available today.
  • Dell APEX Data Storage Services Backup Target will be globally available Q1-2023 in 16 countries across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.
  • Dell’s new Cyber Recovery Guarantee will be available in the US only starting in January 2023.

For additional information on Dell PowerProtect Data Manager Appliance visit the blog: Simplified data protection – the New PowerProtect Data Manager Appliance

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