According to IBM’s 2020 Cost of a Data Breach Report, it takes an average of 315 days just to identify and contain a malicious breach, and in the U.S., breaches cost businesses an average of $8.64 million. But what makes breach recovery so expensive, and why does the process take so long? The core problem is that, due to the limitations of existing technology, search on data doesn’t scale with the volume of data. Or to put it another way, the more data you have, the longer it takes to search through it to track down malicious code and assess the damage. There simply has been no effective way to speed up this costly process – until now.
Introducing NPUsearch™ by Lewis Rhodes Labs
The introduction of Lewis Rhodes Labs’
revolutionary new NPUsearch promises to dramatically speed up search on data, greatly reducing the time and expense of breach recovery. NPUsearch is built with Samsung’s SmartSSD Computational Storage Drives (CSDs), which are powered by Xilinx FPGAs. The result is an appliance that searches vast amounts of data without the compromise and expense of indexing.
NPUsearch leverages concepts derived from research into the functioning of the human brain. The core of this technology is the Neuromorphic Processing Unit (NPU), which was modeled using select features of the human brain. Dr. Pamela Follett, co-Founder and COO of Lewis Rhodes Labs, has worked as a pediatric neurologist, neuroscientist, and biomedical engineer specializing in disorders of early brain development. Through her research, Dr. Follett gained insight on how the brain makes high-speed computations utilizing low levels of energy. Seeing an opportunity to apply this understanding to data search, she developed NPUsearch with the team at Lewis Rhodes Labs. The novel pattern matching capability of NPUsearch is an entirely new methodology for rapid search of unindexed data at low power levels.
Samsung SmartSSD® Computational Storage Drive
Lewis Rhodes Labs selected the Samsung SmartSSD CSD, powered by the Xilinx Adaptive Platform as the programmable hardware for their NPUsearch appliance. The SmartSSD CSD accelerates data-intensive applications by bringing FPGA compute resources directly inside the storage drive.