Security: Thinking Big

A. Braunberg
A. Braunberg

Summary Bullets:

  • Dell clearly believes that security is an important strategic capability.
  • There is no standard model for how large technology companies become leading security vendors.

Dell’s acquisition this week of SonicWALL got me thinking again about market consolidation and the geography of the security industry.  What does it say (if anything) about the current state of the security industry that Dell feels the need to be a serious security player?  That question leads to other important questions.  How important is it for large IT technology vendors to have security expertise?  Moreover, if they have that expertise, where should it live organizationally? Continue reading “Security: Thinking Big”