Early January and the GRC space is already moving. Dell has just expanded its IT portfolio by buying security provider Secureworks, OpenLogic offers agile development governance, LiveOffice looks at cloud security for email and there are software upgrades from Unisys and Bridgeway.

Dell Buys SecureWorks

Dell (news, site) continues to diversify, adding to its traditional hardware market by moving into the IT market, this time with the acquisition of security provider SecureWorks (news, site).

SecureWorks though, is not just a security provider, it’s a security-as-a-service provider, offering managed security services, security and risk consulting services, and threat assessments.

Announcing the acquisition this week, Dell said that the buyout would give it a wider footprint in the IT-as-a-service market, which it has been expanding recently.

SecureWorks works with Global 500 companies, mid-sized businesses, financial services, healthcare, retail and manufacturing companies and aims to protect enterprise IT systems as well as improve enterprises compliance efforts.

No price was announced, but SecureWorks has more than US$ 120 million in annual revenues from companies across both the public and private sectors.

Earlier this year, CEO Michael Dell said the company would be hoping to make eight acquisitions a year for the foreseeable future to expand its product and services portfolios. GRC, it seems, is one of the areas it is looking at.

OpenLogic Governance for Agile Development

Open source governance provider OpenLogic (news, site) has just announced that it has added a list of new features in OpenLogic Exchange (OLEX) that enable agile development organizations to effectively track open source usage.

OLEX is a SaaS solution for comprehensive provisioning, governance, scanning and compliance for open source software. The new functionality will enable agile organizations to use more open source while ensuring compliance with internal polices and open source licenses.

Rod Cope, co-founder and CTO of OpenLogic said that with OLEX companies will be able to address issues around open source licensing and compliance immediately instead of waiting until a product is ready to ship. .

The new agile functionality for OLEX is available now and is included for customers using OLEX's License Compliance module.

LiveOffice Offers Cloud Email Security

SaaS email archiving and compliance provider LiveOffice has just announced the integration of its ‘always-on’ email continuity solution, LiveOffice Email Continuity, with third-party, cloud-based email security services.

Email Continuity enables end users to continue sending and receiving emails directly from a web folder in Outlook for non-stop productivity during server or network outages without IT intervention. Users can view a multi-day window of email history, making it easier to respond to messages within the proper (and original) context.

They can also take advantage of fundamental email tools, including spell-check, inserting attachments, formatting fonts and other functions. 

LiveOffice Email Continuity seamlessly integrates with Microsoft Exchange Server 2003, 2007 and 2010, as well as other cloud email platforms including Google Apps and Cisco WebEx Mail.

It also integrates with several Hosted Exchange services including Microsoft Exchange Online, BPOS and the upcoming Office365.

Unisys Expands Managed Security Services

Unisys (news, site) has just announced that it has added Security Event and Log Management solution to its Unisys Managed Security Services (MSS) offering.

The new software gives clients enhanced capabilities to identify and deflect potential cybersecurity breaches as they emerge from anywhere in the enterprise IT infrastructure. It also creates and maintains detailed audit trails of threats and responses increasingly required by regulatory and industry bodies.

Unisys says the new software will lower costs by reducing the amount of resources and the number of personnel required for cybersecurity-related tracking and reporting.

Based on ArcSight Logger and ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager offerings, the new Unisys software provides powerful correlation-engine capabilities and an integrated single view of incoming cybersecurity-event information. Interested in more?

Bridgeway Upgrades Legal Hold

Bridgeway (news, site) has recently upgraded its Legal Hold software to v3.1 which includes a number of improvements offering enterprises more effective legal hold including enhanced automation of multi-level escalations and information import.

It has also enhanced the matter management integration feature allowing better workflow between applications and to provide complete legal enterprise management (LEM).

Version 3.1 adds to the reporting capabilities already available in Bridgeway's Legal Hold solution and now enables legal departments create ad hoc reports from data directly within the legal hold system.

With this reporting engine, Bridgeway users can filter relevant data in views that are most relevant to their system or any particular litigation issue. Find our more here.