TOKYO -- Fujitsu has developed security software that slashes the time needed to respond to malware by automating steps that used to require human intervention, aiming to deal more effectively with increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks.
The new software, to be marketed chiefly to large corporations, shares information with virus detection systems installed between internal networks and the Internet. When malware is detected, the Japanese company's software will automatically assess the danger level, identify infected computers, and quarantine them as needed.
These initial responses will take a minute or less, compared with the average of 30 minutes required now, according to the company. It reduced the time needed by developing patterns for diagnostic criteria and appropriate responses based on data accumulated by the 350 companies in the Fujitsu group.
The software also automatically gathers information about damage caused by malware. This will allow problems that typically took three days to resolve to be settled within a day, according to Fujitsu's estimates.
The software, slated for release as early as August, is expected to be priced in the tens of millions of yen. The company aims to boost security-related sales from roughly 70 billion yen ($677 million) last fiscal year to 100 billion yen in fiscal 2015.