Dell has launched the Protected Workspace, the latest addition to the Dell Data Protection security offering for business PCs.
The software employs the Invincea technology, a cyber protection platform that came from a DARPA-funded project, to shield computers from a vast array of malware and other cyber-attacks.
Amongst the things Protected Workspace stops are spear-phishing, watering hole attacks, drive-by downloads, poisoned search engine results, advanced persistent threats and zero-day exploits.
It achieves this level of protection by offering a sheltered environment in which to work and access the Internet and email. This virtual environment ensures that infections, which are identified in real-time, never move into the main operating system.
“Each time an employee accesses the Internet or opens an e-mail attachment, they run the risk of becoming the unwitting accomplice to a data breach,” said Anup Ghosh, CEO and founder of Invincea.
“This agreement puts Invincea's unique capability to contain, capture and analyze zero-day attacks into the hands of global enterprises, small and medium businesses and individuals - giving them the ability to defend against targeted attacks at the point of attack, and restoring confidence that their organizations are protected.”
Dell is offering a year subscription to the Protected Workspace as standard on new Precision, Latitude and OptiPlex PCs.