Dell acquired SecureWorks in 2011 for $612m.
Dell’s cybersecurity business unit SecureWorks has filed to go public with plans to raise about $100m.
The company did not disclose the number of shares to be offered and the price range for the offering.
The proceeds from the offering are planned to be used for the company’s working capital and other general corporate purposes.
Dell acquired SecureWorks in 2011 for $612m. SecureWorks provides intelligence-driven information security solutions focused on protecting its clients from cyber attacks.
SecureWorks’ revenue increased to $245.4m for the nine months ended 30 October, compared to $190m for the same period last year.
The move of making SecureWorks public is part of Dell’s plan to reduce debt arising from its $67bn acquisition of EMC.
Dell is also trying to offload Perot Systems as part of efforts to raise cash before the acquisition of EMC.
The company is also planning to divest $10bn of its non-core assets, including software and services divisions, to reduce the $49.5bn debt burden it will assume after acquiring EMC.