SSD with in-built ransomware prevention capabilities

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Can you imagine Hard Disk Drives (HDD) and Solid-State Disks (SSD) being immune to ransomware attacks?

Well, a company named Cigent says so! It claims to have produced the first SSD with built-in ransomware protection, thus saving users from having their information stolen and encrypted with malware.

The Cigent Secure SSD+ has a built-in processor powered by AI machine learning tools that blocks ransomware activity at its core. Its software can detect illegal disk accesses that lead to ransomware spread.

Cigent assures that its new storage solution offers a prevention program, rather than a mitigation plan, saving businesses money, time, and most importantly, avoiding embarrassment among competitors.

Tom Ricoy, the Chief Revenue Officer, disclosed to the media that its new solid-state drive acts as an automated risk prevention solution, unlike usual Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) products that work on a detect-and-respond basis.

With this latest offering, Cigent has added another feature to its excellent data storage protection solutions, such as Full-Disk Encryption and support for multi-factor authentication. Additionally, the data storage solution company also sells a military-grade Data Defense Software as a Service (SaaS) platform that protects endpoint systems.

The Cigent Secure SSD+ will be available for commercial purchase from May 2023, with drive capacities ranging from 480GB to 1920GB or beyond. As these products are small, they occupy less space in the computing product’s chassis, emit less heat due to the absence of any moving parts, consume less power, and have more endurance than their HDD counterparts.

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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