One of Top Three US Telcos Signs Multi-Million Dollar Deal with Darktrace

Enterprise Immune System Helps Protect Major US Telecommunications Provider

Cambridge, UK
Thursday December 3, 2015

Darktrace, the leader in Enterprise Immune System technology, announces that one of the three largest US telecommunications companies is using cutting-edge Enterprise Immune System technology in order to help protect it from insider and external cyber-threats.

As a major provider of telecommunication services for the United States, the company has one of the three largest wireless networks in the country, and places great importance on the protection of its vast volume of data and brand reputation, amid today’s evolving threat landscape.

The company decided to embark on a four-week trial, during which Darktrace analyzed network, device and user behaviors and rapidly detected highly anomalous activity on a system that managed customer records within the company’s network. By bringing this potentially high-level threat to light early, the company was able to quickly mitigate the risk, before it escalated.

Following the Proof of Value, the company’s internal threat intelligence team determined that Darktrace’s self-learning technology was critical to detect emerging threats on a continual basis and decided to deploy it across its corporate information systems. Over forty Darktrace appliances have now been installed across the enterprise and form a critical part of its overall threat intelligence strategy.

“We are delighted to be providing next-generation cyber defense for this global leader in the telecommunications industry, which is leading the way in using immune system technology in the face of today’s rapidly-changing threat landscape,” said Nicole Eagan, CEO, Darktrace. “Thanks to Darktrace’s unique machine-learning and mathematics approach, this company can see and identify early indicators of compromise – irrespective of where the threat has originated.”

About Darktrace

Named Technology Pioneer by The World Economic Forum 2015, Darktrace is one of the world’s leading cyber threat defence 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 analyse the behaviour of every device, user and network within an organisation. 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.