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IBM’s AI-enhanced storage platform can identify ransomware in under a minute

February 28, 2024

Via: TechSpot
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As IBM highlights, existing FlashSystem products already scan all incoming data as it is being written, without impacting performance. The new AI-enhanced FlashCore Module 4 (FCM) is even more advanced, continuously monitoring stats gathered from every single I/O to look for anomalies like ransomware starting to encrypt data.

In testing, the new tech was able to detect a ransomware simulator called WannaLaugh in less than a minute.

The latest version of Storage Defender, meanwhile, expands on its core threat detection capabilities. IBM said it also added workload and storage inventory management capabilities to the software to help clients assess the extent of their apps and data, which could be helpful in quickly getting back online after an attack.

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