Blue Turtle Offers Innovative Solution for Emerging Cyber Threat with Darktrace Partnership

Johannesburg and Cambridge, UK
Thursday October 8, 2015

Blue Turtle Technologies, a leading security solutions provider, and Darktrace, the leader in Enterprise Immune System Technology, have announced a strategic partnership to deliver Darktrace’s award winning cyber defense technology to the South African market.

Acknowledged for its expertise in providing best-in-class technology management solutions, Blue Turtle offers carefully selected world-leading products to enhance the performance and efficiency of its customers’ digital environment. Partnering with Darktrace allows it to strengthen its cyber security defense platform and deliver the self-learning Enterprise Immune System to its customers, enabling them to detect advanced cyber threats that pass undetected through traditional perimeter defense solutions.

Darktrace’s innovative technology is based on unsupervised machine learning and mathematics developed at the University of Cambridge. The Enterprise Immune System monitors large volumes of data within networks on a 24/7 basis and ‘learns’ the pattern of life for every device, individual user and network. In achieving this understanding of an organisation’s ‘self’, Darktrace can spot new, emerging behaviors that fall outside this pattern of normality. Users benefit from an unparalleled visibility of their network, are able to address any rising issues early and take proactive measures to mitigate the risk.

“As disruptive cyber-attacks are becoming more effective at breaching security defenses, our partnership with Darktrace can provide great benefits to the Southern Africa market. Darktrace’s immune-system approach assists large organizations and government bodies in detecting behavioral anomalies in real time, allowing organizations to take timely action,” said Ronnie Koch, Infrastructure Security Architect at Blue Turtle. “By detecting them earlier, they are able to protect themselves against advanced attacks and data compromises from within the network.”

“We are delighted to be working with Blue Turtle and extending the Enterprise Immune System to the South African market,” said Nick Trim, Managing Director EMEA at Darktrace. “Darktrace’s self-learning technology and unique approach to tackling sophisticated cyber threats helps organizations build resilient defense strategies and protect their reputation in an increasingly complex threat landscape.”

Blue Turtle Media Contacts

Ronnie Koch
IT Risk & Security
Tel: +27 11 206 5600
[email protected]

Martyn Healy
Marketing Director
Tel: +27 11 206 5600
[email protected]

Darktrace Media Contacts

David Whiting
Edelman
Tel: +1 212 277 3803
[email protected]

Rowland Harding
Text 100
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8846 0718
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About Blue Turtle

Blue Turtle Technologies provides solutions for optimising, enhancing and leveraging existing IT investment, and supporting the cost effective delivery of new technology initiatives. With experience from mainframe to desktop, Blue Turtle delivers solutions for the effective management of IT infrastructures employing innovative software products, backed by ‘best-practice’ implementation services. Blue Turtle's strategy leverages ‘best-in-class’ software products brought together from leading international and South African software providers to deliver compelling and cost effective technology management solutions to customers. For more information, visit www.blueturtle.co.za.

About Darktrace

Named ‘Technology Pioneer’ by the World Economic Forum, Darktrace is one of the world’s leading cyber threat defense companies. Its Enterprise Immune System technology detects previously unidentified threats in real time, powered by machine learning and mathematics developed at the University of Cambridge, which analyze the behavior of every device, user and network within an organization. Some of the world’s largest corporations rely on Darktrace’s self-learning appliance in sectors including energy and utilities, financial services, telecommunications, healthcare, manufacturing, retail and transportation. The company was founded in 2013 by leading machine learning specialists and government intelligence experts, and is headquartered in Cambridge, UK and San Francisco, including offices in Auckland, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, London, Los Angeles, Milan, Mumbai, New York, Paris, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto and Washington D.C.