IBM has announced that its FlashSystem family of all-flash arrays will now have sophisticated data protection capabilities to defend businesses from ransomware and cyberattacks.
The ‘Safeguarded Copy’ automatically creates data copies in “immutable snapshots” that are safely isolated within the system and can’t be accessed or modified by unauthorised users.
IBM said that customers can restore their data from snapshots based on known points-in-time prior to the breach in the case of data loss, a data breach, malicious activity, or any other incident that compromises data or disrupts operations.
Commenting on the development, Denis Kennelly, General Manager, IBM Storage, said “Protecting against ransomware and other forms of malware requires a two-pronged approach to resiliency that involves automated protection and rapid recovery,”
Denis said in a statement on Tuesday, “That’s why we’re standardising our modern data protection software, Safeguarded Copy, across our portfolio, bringing even more cyber resiliency to IBM FlashSystem. Cyberattacks are on the rise, but data can be protected and restored when you are prepared,”
Storage administrators can use ‘Safeguarded Copy’ to automate the creation of logical point-in-time snapshots at scheduled intervals of their choosing.
Customers can also use ‘Safeguarded Copy’ to extract and restore specific data from backup snapshots in order to troubleshoot production issues.
According to IBM, ‘Safeguarded Copy’ can now be integrated with IBM Security QRadar.