Darktrace Announces Partnership with Critical Start to Offer Darktrace's Enterprise Immune System

Dallas, TX and Cambridge, UK
Friday February 6, 2015

Darktrace, a world leader in Enterprise Immune System cyber defense technology, and Critical Start, a security company dedicated to helping their clients improve their security capability, have partnered to offer Darktrace’s cyber intelligence solutions, as part of Critical Start’s Defendable Network framework approach.

Critical Start has a particularly strong presence in the energy sector, an area where Darktrace has focused recent innovation work, based around the successful application of Darktrace’s defensive ‘immune system’ platform to supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems and distributed control systems (DCS).

“Darktrace is a leader in next-generation threat detection and applying advanced machine learning to security analytics. Critical Start is very excited to be working with such an innovator in the information security industry,” commented Tera Davis, VP of Partner Alliances. “We have been extremely impressed with both the Darktrace technology as well as their incredible team, and look forward to the capabilities we can bring to companies together in the future.”

“Critical national infrastructure is under threat from a range of threat actors. Whether these adversaries have infiltrated systems via hacking or whether they originate from the inside of the organization, today’s challenge is to detect these threats from within the network,” said Gary Szukalski, CMO of Darktrace. “Our partnership with Critical Start will help accelerate our ‘immune system’ approach for the energy sector, amongst other key infrastructure providers, and protect them against advanced and subtle cyber-attacks.”

Darktrace Cyber Intelligence Platform (DCIP), powered by Enterprise Immune System technology, takes a mathematical, probabilistic approach to external and insider cyber threats. DCIP analyzes all information inside the network and adaptively learns normal patterns of life for every user, device and the enterprise as a whole. Darktrace is therefore uniquely able to detect behavioral anomalies that have not been previously identified in real time, allowing organizations to take timely action against emerging threats, before they become a crisis.

The Defendable Network is a cyber defense framework Critical Start created for the protection against advanced persistent threats and repeated attacks. Together, Darktrace and Critical Start will leverage the Enterprise Immune System as part of Critical Start’s Defendable Network framework approach to improve customer security.

About Darktrace

Darktrace is one of the world’s fastest-growing cyber defense companies and the leader in Enterprise Immune System technology, a new category of cyber solutions based on pioneering Bayesian mathematics developed at the University of Cambridge. Darktrace addresses the challenge of insider threat and advanced cyber-attacks through its unique ability to detect previously unidentified threats in real time, as manifested in the emerging behaviours of the network, devices and individuals. Some of the world’s largest organizations rely on Darktrace’s adaptive, self-learning platform to spot anomalous activity within the enterprise, in sectors including energy and utilities, financial services, telecommunications, retail and transportation. Darktrace was founded by world-class machine learning specialists and operational government intelligence experts. The company is headquartered in Cambridge, UK, with offices in London, Milan, New York, Paris, San Francisco and Washington D.C.