IBM Targets Security with Next-Generation Flash Storage Offerings

IBM Targets Security with Next-Generation Flash Storage Offerings

IBM unveiled FlashSystem Cyber Vault, a solution designed to help companies better detect and recover quickly from ransomware and other cyberattacks. The company also announced new FlashSystem storage models, based on Spectrum Virtualize to provide a single and consistent operating environment, that is designed to increase cyber resilience and application performance within a hybrid cloud environment.

As part of a comprehensive suite of data resilience solutions, IBM unveiled FlashSystem Cyber Vault, designed to streamline all phases of cyberattack recovery and reduce overall recovery time. By actively monitoring data in real-time, FlashSystem Cyber Vault is designed to accelerate ransomware recovery based on validated restore points, allowing organizations to recover a clean copy of their data.

"As companies are under increasing security threats, they must anticipate and prepare for cyber-attacks in addition to maximizing business agility of day-to-day operations," said Denis Kennelly, General Manager of IBM Storage. "IBM FlashSystem Cyber Vault and our most advanced FlashSystem storage are specifically designed to address the performance and security levels that our hybrid cloud clients demand."

The IBM FlashSystem Cyber Vault solution complements Safeguarded Copy for IBM FlashSystem arrays. FlashSystem Cyber Vault automatically scans the copies created regularly by Safeguarded Copy looking for signs of data corruption introduced by malware or ransomware. This scan serves two purposes. It can help identify a classic ransomware attack rapidly once it has started. And it is designed to help identify which data copies have not been affected by an attack. Armed with this information, customers are positioned to more quickly identify that an attack is underway and to identify and recover a clean copy of their data more rapidly.

"Cyber resilience is a top priority for our customers," says David Chancellor, Director Enterprise Systems, IBM Business Partner Gulf Business Machines. "Our customers are looking for ways to better prepare for probable cyberattacks; IBM Cyber Vault is the ideal choice. Not only is it designed to be easy to add to an existing FlashSystem deployment, but its ability to help reduce recovery times is exactly what cyber resilience teams need to keep the business running."

IBM Storage Expert Care offers additional optimized, flexible services for maintaining IBM FlashSystem. Clients simply choose from Basic, Advanced, or Premium level support on the IBM FlashSystem 7300 or 9500 at the time of sale, which helps reduce the threat of outages and optimize IT infrastructure while keeping IT staff focused on mission critical goals.

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