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IBM Storage Defender detects threats early and helps you safely and quickly recover your operations in the event of an attack. It is part of the IBM Storage portfolio for data resilience.

IBM Storage Defender provides visibility across all of your storage, leverages AI-driven intelligence from IBM to detect threats such as ransomware, and identifies the safest recovery points. Defender integrates with your existing security operations so you can recover quickly and securely. See what IBM Storage Defender can do by signing up for a Live Demo today.

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Benefits Enhance resilience

Identify safest points of recovery and orchestrate recovery across primary and secondary workloads.

Connect teams

Enable your SecOps and Storage teams to work together to protect your data and safely recover across primary and secondary workloads.

Increase flexibility

Leverage credit-based licensing for storage virtualization, data protection, threat detection and hardware snapshots.

Features Extend Defender capabilities with optional Components Data protection for enterprise workloads

Protect critical infrastructure including virtual machines, containers, or IaaS and backup for SAP, Oracle®, IBM DB2®, Cassandra and MongoDB.

Layers of data resilience for sensitive data

Get multiple layers of protection for data resilience. IBM Storage Defender includes immutable storage, hardware snapshots, backup, and air gap to tape or cloud to help protect your data.

AI-powered threat protection

Intelligent threat detection continuously scans for anomalies, enabling you to detect and resolve threats early.

Surgical recovery

Recover your minimally viable company from the safest points. Test recovery prior to restore following an attack or as an ongoing practice.

Coordinated security operations

Align infrastructure, data and security teams through actionable alerts so that threats can be quickly isolated and recovery plans can be quickly executed.

Unified view of resilience

Break the silos within teams with a unified view on data resilience and recoverability, enabling alignment on recovery plans in the face of threats.

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End-to-end data resilience for enterprise workloads across primary and secondary storage.

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Frequently asked questions

Storage Defender is a solution that provides end to end data resiliency. It includes a Dashboard, Management Console, Orchestrator and a Data Resilience services plane that runs data functions such as classification on any underlying data source stored on any infrastructure.

  • Backups - Data Protection
  • Replication
  • High Availability
  • Air-gap (logical + physical)
  • Immutable copies
  • Isolation
  • Encryption
  • Data reduction rate monitoring
  • Anomaly detection for HW snapshots
  • Anomaly and malware detection for VM backups
  • Anomaly and malware near real-time detection for Virtual machines
  • Primary storage recovery (seconds-minutes)
  • Backup recovery (minutes-hour-days)
  • Archive recovery (hours-days)
  • Snapshot and Immutable Copy management (crash consistent and application consistent)
  • Recovery testing (integration with partner solution)
  • Primary storage clean room (integration with partner solution)
  • Backup clean room (integration with partner solution)
  • Tape and S3 Cloud integration
  • IBM Qradar SIEM integration
  • Performance and capacity monitoring (primary)
  • Subscription licensing
  • Resource Unit licensing model
  • Single buying experience
  • Consolidated Support experience

Storage Defender will provide significant benefits to clients that prioritize cyber resilience and want a holistic solution delivered through a single vendor with simple licensing. The existing Storage Suite does not have full access to all the capabilities that are available through Storage Defender. It also offers license flexibility with the ability to adjust or reallocate RU’s when needed, and is being built on a new platform what will continue to evolve and offer new integrations and capabilities. Also, Storage Defender Data Protect and Replica offer a more modern and scalable solution for VM workloads.

Storage Defender offers an end-to-end solution to simplify your journey from data protection to data resilience.  Storage Defender redefines data resilience for the modern enterprise by providing a single solution that facilitates rapid minimum viable company recoveries and effective full company recoveries.

No. Existing customers are not required to upgrade their existing perpetual licensed products to IBM Storage Defender Subscription licensing.

There is no current plan to remove these offerings.   An upgrade from these perpetual licenses to subscription-based Defender is available, but not required. We think clients will see tremendous value from the capabilities in Defender.  The cyber resilience capabilities in addition to data protection is a powerful combination for our customers. Clients already using more than one component of Defender will see even more value through the flexibility and efficiency that the Resource Units (RUs) provide. RU’s can be applied to any of the available solutions in Defender and may be reallocated as customer’s resiliency needs change.

IBM has its own hardware to offer with the IBM Storage Ready Node program for IBM Storage Defender Data Protect.

No. But if you need on premise hardware for the data protect capabilities, as of November 2023 IBM has its own hardware to offer with the IBM Storage Ready Node program for IBM Storage Defender Data Protect.

The standard deployment of IBM Storage Defender’s SaaS capabilities is to provide the SaaS control plane to govern access and provide resilience capabilities to you.  IBM Storage streams performance, capacity, health, and configuration telemetry to the IBM Storage Defender SaaS . Telemetry data flows in one direction from your data center to the cloud over HTTPS. IBM Storage can't receive data from the internet or any other entity in your network. Your data stays with you.

No. Since it is SaaS, you can see improvements as soon as we roll them out. We will test and validate new capabilities on our back end, so you can feel comfortable that these updates will improve your system.

IBM Storage Defender utilizes the concept of “Resource Units” or RUs that you can purchase and allocate to the specific data resilience capabilities you need. RUs simplify storage software licensing and provide greater flexibility as your needs evolve. At this time, IBM Storage Defender components will collect and report licensing and compliance information the same way they currently do.

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Next steps

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