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World’s first AI-embedded solid-state drive launched: provides intelligent protection

Singapore-based cyber security firm Flexxon has launched what it claims is the world’s first solid-state drive (SSD) embedded with artificial intelligence (AI) data security. In order to protect data at the hardware level, the SSD is able to guard against both remote and physical attacks boasting a range of features including temperature sensors to detect unusual movements that occur.

In the event of such an incursion, the device – also known as X-PHY – will alert the user via email and lock itself to prevent any physical tampering. Users may then unlock the device via a dynamic authentication process. For clients with high security needs, data can be automatically wiped should the device fall into the wrong hands.

The product, currently in trials with government agencies, medical and industrial clients, has not been made available to the public. Flexxon said it plans to cater to businesses by September this year and hopes to raise enough funds to produce the device for the mass consumer market by early 2022.

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