Symphony Technology Group Enters Definitive Agreement with Dell Technologies to Acquire RSA

Today, Symphony Technology Group announced a definitive agreement with Dell Technologies to purchase RSA. We believe this is the right long-term strategy for both RSA and Dell Technologies to ensure the full potential of each organization can be reached. For RSA, that is best achieved independent of Dell Technologies and will be in the best interest of our collective customers and partners.

As we enter the next data decade, our customers need to secure and protect data everywhere it exists – at the edge, in the core and in cloud environments – and Dell Technologies is committed to continued innovation in security capabilities and services. We continue to innovate across our portfolio with automated and intelligent security features, functionality and services built into infrastructure, platforms and devices to keep data safe, protected and resilient.

We’ve been working over the last three years to simplify our business and product portfolio to make it easier for our customers to meet their digital transformation requirements. The strategies of RSA and Dell Technologies have evolved to address different business needs with different go-to-market models. The sale of RSA gives us greater flexibility to focus on integrated innovation across Dell Technologies, while allowing RSA to focus on its strategy of providing risk, security and fraud teams with the ability to holistically manage digital risk.

In determining the best long-term future for RSA, we sought a partner that was enthusiastic about RSA’s mission, committed to its customer and partner base, and interested in maximizing the power of RSA’s talent, experience, and tremendous growth potential. We believe Symphony Technology Group will be the right custodian to achieve these goals.

RSA, including RSA Conference, is invaluable to our customers and the security community at large – and with that in mind we will work to ensure a seamless transition.

Until the transaction closes, which we expect to be within the next six to nine months, it is business as usual.

For more information, please visit the RSA blog.

Jeff Clark

About the Author: Jeff Clarke

In partnership with CEO and Chairman Michael Dell, Jeff is responsible for running day-to-day business operations, shaping the company’s strategic agenda and aligning priorities across the Dell Technologies executive leadership team. Jeff oversees the company’s operations, including its global manufacturing, procurement and supply chain activities. In fact, Dell Technologies’ supply chain is recognized among the world’s most innovative and continues to receive accolades for its achievements in closed-loop recycling and sustainable product development. Additionally, Jeff oversees the engineering, design, development and sales of the Infrastructure Solutions Group across servers, storage, data protection and networking products. He also oversees the engineering, design, development and sales of the Client Solutions Group, including computer desktops, notebooks, workstations, cloud client computing and end-user computing software solutions. Jeff joined Dell Technologies in 1987 as a quality engineer, moved into a product development role in 1989 and since has served in a variety of engineering and leadership roles. Jeff founded and launched Dell Technologies Precision workstation product line, and subsequently oversaw Dell Technologies OptiPlex, Latitude and Precision commercial PC lines of business. Under his leadership, all three businesses achieved No. 1 worldwide share positions. Prior to joining Dell Technologies, Jeff served as a reliability and product engineer at Motorola, Inc. He serves on the College of Engineering Advisory Council for his alma mater, the University of Texas at San Antonio, where he earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering in 1986.