NetApp Revolutionizes Ransomware Defense with Industry-First AI-powered Storage Solution

NetApp launches advanced AI-driven cyber-resiliency capabilities to defend against ransomware attacks, providing comprehensive protection for organizations’ primary and secondary data across on-premises and cloud environments. These solutions integrate AI and machine learning technologies to proactively identify and mitigate threats, ensuring business continuity and data integrity amidst evolving cybersecurity challenges.

6 March 2024 – NetApp®, a leading data infrastructure company, announced today a significant boost to its cyber resilience solutions, integrating cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to combat the growing threat of ransomware attacks.

This comprehensive update empowers organizations to proactively protect and recover critical data, both on-premises and in the cloud, across primary and secondary storage. By leveraging AI directly within its storage infrastructure, NetApp offers real-time ransomware detection and mitigation capabilities, empowering businesses to remain operational in the face of evolving cyber threats.

Key highlights of the announcement include:

  • Pioneering AI-powered Ransomware Protection: NetApp introduces ONTAP Autonomous Ransomware Protection with AI (ARP/AI), the industry’s first solution to utilize AI/ML models directly within storage systems for real-time detection and mitigation of ransomware attacks with exceptional accuracy.
  • Centralized Ransomware Defense: NetApp BlueXP Ransomware Protection provides a centralized control plane, simplifying the process of identifying, detecting, responding to, and recovering critical data in the event of a ransomware attack.
  • Enhanced Application Security: NetApp SnapCenter 5.0 expands ransomware protection to applications by seamlessly integrating with existing NetApp data protection technologies, offering an additional layer of security for crucial business data.
  • Streamlined Disaster Recovery: NetApp BlueXP Disaster Recovery simplifies disaster recovery procedures and offers flexible storage options across various environments, minimizing downtime and reducing costs.
  • Guaranteed Data Recovery: NetApp Keystone Ransomware Recovery Guarantee is now extended to the company’s storage-as-a-service offering, ensuring data recovery in the event of a ransomware attack.

“NetApp is taking an aggressive and proactive approach to protecting our customers’ data against cyber threats using artificial intelligence,” said Mignona Cote, CSO at NetApp. “We are the first storage vendor to explicitly and financially guarantee our data storage offerings against ransomware. Today, we are furthering that leadership with updates that make defending data comprehensive, continuous, and simple for our customers.”

With these advancements, NetApp empowers organizations to stay ahead of cybercriminals and ensure business continuity in today’s complex and ever-evolving threat landscape.

Author: Terry KS

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