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IBM Enhances Cybersecurity for Storage Portfolio

by Harold Fritts
IBM FlashSystem 9500

IBM has announced extended data-resilience capabilities of existing IBM data protection products and has introduced a new workload-specific end-to-end automated solution for SAP HANA and Salesforce.

IBM has announced extended data-resilience capabilities of existing IBM data protection products and has introduced a new workload-specific end-to-end automated solution for SAP HANA and Salesforce.

IBM FlashSystem 9500

IBM FlashSystem 9500

The IBM Safeguarded Copy capability, which currently enables IBM FlashSystem and IBM DS8000 clients to create cyber-resilient immutable snapshots, will become available to clients running IBM’s Spectrum Scale high-performance global data platform, delivering logical air-gapping to unstructured data sets. The new solution provides organizations with a consistent approach to safeguarding data, regardless of where it’s located or how it scales up or out.

IBM is also enhancing workload-specific data resilience with IBM Sentinel for SAP HANA and IBM Spectrum Protect Plus Online Services for Salesforce. These new services complement the existing capabilities of IBM Spectrum Protect and IBM Spectrum Protect Plus for on-premises and cloud-based applications.

Workload-specific data resilience

IBM Spectrum Sentinel for SAP HANA is an end-to-end automated cyber-resilience solution that performs ransomware anomaly analysis of immutable SAP HANA primary storage snapshots and provides automated recovery orchestration functions. IBM Spectrum Sentinal for SAP HANA uses the same technology as IBM Spectrum Sentinel for Epic, improving data resilience for healthcare records. IBM Spectrum Sentinel for SAP HANA is designed to enhance protection for the in-memory enterprise database management system.

IBM Spectrum Sentinel for SAP HANA uses IBM Spectrum Copy Data Management to create immutable, application-aware Safeguarded Copy backups that get scanned for malware, using machine learning to detect signs of possible corruption and generate forensic reports. IBM Spectrum Sentinel can intelligently isolate infected backups by identifying the most recent verified and validated backup copies and, in turn, accelerate the time to recovery.

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus Online Services delivers a data backup and recovery solution that enables clients to easily backup and restore cloud-based SaaS workloads. Many organizations consider SaaS workloads as mission-critical. This new service addresses the issue of data retention with a combination of automatic daily backups, on-demand backups, and comprehensive restore capabilities.

Enhanced security and replication capabilities

IBM has also enhanced other areas of the Storage portfolio, including:

  • IBM FlashSystem storage arrays now feature policy-based replication capability and encryption on the wire for FlashSystem replication.
  • IBM Spectrum Protect and IBM Spectrum Protect Plus have new data security enhancements.
  • IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud on Azure 8 adds functionality for currency with IBM Spectrum Virtualize on FlashSystem and with IBM Spectrum Virtualize appliances, including support for the new policy-based asynchronous replication capability.

Follow the links to learn more about IBM Spectrum Sentinel for SAP HANA and IBM Spectrum Protect Plus Online Services for Salesforce.

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