Strengthening cybersecurity: Dell, Intel and CrowdStrike’s hardware-assisted security partnership

In the ever-evolving landscape of cybersecurity, collaboration has become the key to success. As cyber threats grow more sophisticated, the need for a united front against malicious actors has never been more critical.

Dell Technologies Inc., Intel Corp. and CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. have formed a powerful alliance aimed at addressing the multifaceted challenges posed by modern cyber threats.

“It’s the coming together of the best silicon out there: Intel, the best hardware provider; the most secure PC in the industry. Dell; the best security company out there, CrowdStrike,” said JR Balaji (pictured, right), director of product, security, manageability and serviceability, Client Solutions Group, at Dell. “Bringing us together and see what we can do and how we can collaborate on areas where we each specialize in — bringing that together and really reducing and shrinking the attack surface.”

Balaji and Rick Echevarria (left), vice president of security and sales at Intel Corp., spoke with theCUBE industry analysts Lisa Martin and Dave Vellante at the Fal.Con event, during an exclusive broadcast on theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s livestreaming studio. They discussed the Dell/Intel/CrowdStrike partnership as it evolves to ensure that organizations stay one step ahead in the ongoing battle for digital security. (* Disclosure below.)

The three-way alliance in detail

A hallmark of the partnership is the recognition that a single company, product or platform alone cannot provide a comprehensive solution. Instead, it leverages the strengths of each partner to collectively reduce and shrink the attack surface, enhancing security across the board. Dell and Intel’s part in the alliance is more silicon-focused, according to Echevarria.

“The way we approach security at the silicon level is first you have to deliver a very strong foundation through a lot of the work we do with security development practices and product assurance,” Echevarria said. “As you move up the stack, you start identifying some of those newer threats that we can solve with silicon. If you look at endpoint, with this collaboration with Dell and CrowdStrike, a large number of attacks today are fileless attacks.”

Combating those “fileless” attacks requires visibility in memory in a persistent way. Intel developed a technology that allows CrowdStrike to have visibility into memory. That way, companies can query memory significantly more without affecting performance, according to Echevarria.

Here’s the complete video interview, part of SiliconANGLE’s and theCUBE’s coverage of the Fal.Con event:

(* Disclosure: Dell Technologies Inc. and Intel Corp. sponsored this segment of theCUBE. Dell, Intel or other sponsors do not have editorial control over content on theCUBE or SiliconANGLE.)

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