Top-Three US Retailer Selects Darktrace

Enterprise Immune System Chosen To Protect Leading US Department Store Chain

Cambridge, UK
Wednesday November 25, 2015

Darktrace, the leader in Enterprise Immune System technology, announces that one of the three largest department store chains in the US by retail sales has deployed Darktrace’s Enterprise Immune System to help defend against evolving external and internal cyber-threats, by detecting them early.

As one of the US’s leading retail companies, this Fortune 500 department store chain operates over 1,000 stores across the country. It also draws a large proportion of its revenue from its online business, and relies on reliable and constantly-available global networks. Accordingly, it manages a large dataset, including highly confidential customer information.

This company decided to deploy Darktrace’s Enterprise Immune System, which is based on award-winning machine learning and mathematics developed at the University of Cambridge, following a four-week Proof of Value (POV). During this trial, the retailer experienced the fundamental value of a self-learning defensive approach, capable of detecting emerging, previously unidentified threats, and providing 100% network visibility.

“From point-of-sales exposures through to vulnerabilities around multi-channel customer experience, retailers live with a constant risk of suffering a data breach that could do long-lasting damage to their revenues and reputation,” said Rob Sass, Managing Director US, Darktrace. “Here is an example of a US retail giant proactively addressing today’s threats to minimize risk on a continual basis. We are delighted to be extending ‘immune system’ defense to this organization, and across the retail industry as a whole.”

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.