Antivirus software is becoming more and more reliable, as is malware. To increase the security of its computers, HP introduces a set of hardware and software-based methods that involve the use of deep AI learning.
HP Sure Sense
A key part of the HP security initiative is the company's Sure Sense technology, which aims to protect computers against both known and unknown malware. To a large extent, HP Sure Sense resembles an anti-virus program, but the manufacturer claims that it is much more advanced. HP trains its Sure Sense software in the laboratory using specially designed AI deep learning technology, and then sends the agent to client computers where it can work autonomously. HP emphasizes that Sure Sense does not require frequent updates, unlike typical anti-viruses.
The program constantly monitors the computer for potentially dangerous applications and scans every file encountered. After detecting a malicious program, it stops it and quarantines it. Because Sure Sense constantly "learns" what malicious applications usually do, it can predict their actions and, therefore, detect unknown threats. Unlike anti-viruses, it does not have to have a virus signature or other dangerous applications, but detects them with a DL AI-based engine. According to HP, Sure Sense can detect 99% of unknown malware within 20 milliseconds.
In addition to the "trained" engine, HP Sure Sense also sends a mix of the suspect file to HP's "File Reputation Cloud" to get expert opinion on whether it is a known threat or not. In this way, Sure Sense works like any other antivirus program.
HP will start loading its Sure Sense software into the new 6th generation EliteBook 800 series, as well as the HP ZBook 14u and 15u workstations, but eventually it will be used for virtually all HP computers.
HP Endpoint Security Controller
In addition to the Sure Sense software, HP has also introduced a new hardware Endpoint Security controller that allows new implementations of Sure Start (protection against system BIOS attacks), Sure Run (hardware immunity of applications with automatic network isolation) and Sure Recover capabilities.
HP does not disclose all details about the Endpoint Security controller, although it looks like a separate piece of hardware with embedded software that does not need the operating system to perform its functions. The controller is integrated with the sixth generation of the EliteBook 800 HP series, as well as the HP ZBook 14u and 15u workstations, but will eventually also be used in other company computers.