|Machine Learning helps Rubrik increase Data Security|
Rubrik improves Data Protection with Machine Learning
In a redesign of its core data protection platform, Rubrik Security Cloud includes new features, such as machine learning, to better predict cyber attacks and recover faster.
Rubrik unveiled the use of machine learning to better detect and protect against ransomware as part of an overall rebranding of its data protection platform.
The data protection platform was rebranded as Rubrik Security Cloud, emphasizing the importance of security and providing data protection services for data on-premises, in the cloud, and in software-as-a-service (SaaS) products such as Office 365.
Ransomware attacks are top of mind for the C-suite these days, according to Anneka Gupta, product manager at Rubrik. She said companies need to plan for possible attacks and how they will recover when an attack occurs.
“The CIO world and the CSO world are starting to collide,” Gupta said.
A New Way to Detect Problems
“[ML] can detect data attacks in ways that may never have been seen before,” Goodwin said.
The engine provides forensic analysis of compromised data to help organizations find when, how and where the attack occurred, Goodwin said. Data can be quarantined in a logically isolated cloud vault and analyzed away from operational data.
“Once you understand the nature of the attack,” she said, “you can strategize how to recover.”
Goodwin believes that Rubrik is the first data protection company to use ML for anomaly detection in cyber security and cyber recovery products. But he added that ML and artificial intelligence (AI) are still in their early stages for data protection and Rubrik’s application is likely the first step of many and will help companies develop more than just a security posture. defensive, he said.
Rebranding and Expansion
The Data Security Command Center allows users to see their overall risk score as an organization, Gupta said. The feature looks at how many security options, such as multi-factor authentication, are enabled and where. Data Security Command Center also provides visibility into whether security features, such as the Data Watch Engine, are implemented across all user data.
“We already have all your data; we’re backing it up and seeing how it changes over time,” she said. “This gives us unique insights when it comes to ransomware research.”
Rubrik Security Cloud is a unique product that can be purchased as a basic, commercial or enterprise edition depending on the terabytes protected and the features required.