Gaming Giant Selects Darktrace’s Enterprise Immune System

Cambridge, UK
Thursday November 19, 2015

Darktrace, the leader in Enterprise Immune System technology, announces that one of the world’s leading games and interactive entertainment companies has selected Darktrace’s technology as part of a proactive, adaptive cyber security strategy.

The company, headquarted in Asia, has developed many well-known video games and attaches great value to the integrity of its data assets. In recognition of the importance of protecting this intellectual property, as well as other critical information, such as customer details and corporate data, the gaming house prioritized cyber security as a key focus area.

The challenge for the company was to protect against both existing Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) that are circulating the industry, as well as existing vulnerabilities that potentially exist within its network, including insider threat. Furthermore, it wanted a solution that would take into account the dynamic behaviors of its staff, who use social media and other third-party, data-sharing sites on a regular basis, without having to restrain their access and inhibit their capacity to work efficiently.

After a consultative review, the company decided to deploy Darktrace’s Enterprise Immune System, based on fundamental new mathematics and machine learning developed at the University of Cambridge, to help it understand its digital environment and detect emerging threat behaviors early.

Enterprise Immune System technology allows it to establish an adaptive understanding of what is normal for every user, device and the network as a whole, without any a priori knowledge. From day one, the machine learning and mathematics started building a ‘pattern of life’ for the corporate network, enabling the company to react to emerging issues and take proactive measures against potential problems, before they cause damage.

“Intellectual property is critical to the gaming industry, and yet security must constantly be balanced with flexible working habits and collaborative networks,” said Nicole Eagan, CEO, Darktrace. “We are delighted to help games companies protect not just their code but the totality of their data as well as their corporate reputation, by proactively spotting early indicators of compromise”.

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.