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Computer manufacturing giant Dell launched a new security tool Friday to identify attacks that aim to change the BIOS part of a device.

Dell SafeBIOS Events & Attack Indicators, the device operates by detecting changes in the BIOS settings of a Dell computer and by creating an alarm in the management consoles of businesses.

The tool aims to allow system managers to isolate workstations which may have been compromised, to be reserved for rehabilitation.

The tool is not intended as an endpoint safety device (antivirus) to replace the entire power. Instead, the devices are designed to defend against a variety of threats (BIOS threats), which are not controlled or detected by the majority of antivirus products.

“Detection at this level allows organizations to respond to advanced threats quickly and successfully, interrupting the attack chain before it’s able to do more damage,” the company said on Friday.

Dell said that all its business customers would receive the device free of charge. As part of the Dell Trusted App solution, the device has already been made available for download.

The Dell SafeBIOS Events & Attack Indicators tool is just the latest security support Dell delivered to customers in recent weeks.

Dell has provided current customers with innovative approaches to protect endpoints since the advent of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In essence, the VMWare Carbon Black has eliminated endpoint limits until June 20, 2020, to safeguard today the latest operating model as quickly as possible.

  • With VMware Carbon Black that has removed endpoint limits until June 20, 2020, the latest work model of today is better safe as soon as possible.
  • Pressure check remote work systems with rapid vulnerability tests by Secureworks and get quicker delivery and flexible payment options for the detection and response and incident management solutions operated by Secureworks.
  • Securely deploy Dell Technologies’ work-from-home tools that have temporary Dell Encryption licenses until May 15, 2020.
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