HP introduces Sure Sense anti-virus software powered by deep learning
HP offers one of the most robust security environments for its Elite series of laptops. Aside from HP Sure Start, Sure View, and Sure Click, the world's largest PC manufacturer will be introducing Sure Sense for its upcoming portfolio of EliteBook laptops launching this Spring.
Sure Sense is a real-time malware and virus prevention software that utilizes both deep learning and AI to detect viruses. This is in contrast to traditional virus protection methods where viruses would be detected by signature or basic machine learning to recognize the common features of a malware. HP's approach, however, takes machine learning to the next level by feeding hundreds of millions of different files - both good and bad - to an Nvidia-powered data center in order to train the system on how to tell the difference between healthy and infected files. This AI-developed algorithm would then be installed onto a special "agent" chip inside the laptop that can automatically scan system files and perform the necessary tasks on infected files.
HP General Manager of commercial PCs Andy Rhodes is promising a detection success rate of over 99 percent, a detection and quarantine speed of 20 ms, and a CPU usage of only 1 percent when Sure Sense is active. The biggest benefit of this approach, however, is that the algorithm will be able to detect brand new malware and viruses "including those that were created just yesterday". As a result, Sure Sense users will not need to rely on frequent updates or Internet connectivity when compared to traditional anti-virus software.
Since Sure Sense requires a physical agent chip, only the latest EliteBook laptops will support the feature including the EliteBook 800 G6 series, EliteBook x360 830 G6, and HP ZBook 14u/15u. A few older models can be updated to support Sure Sense including the EliteBook x360 1030 G3 and EliteBook x360 1040 G5.