Darktrace Wins UK Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award

Enterprise Immune System Picks Up Another Innovation Accolade

Cambridge, UK
Thursday November 17, 2016

Darktrace, the leader in Enterprise Immune System technology, has today announced that it won the ‘UK Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award’ at the UK IT Industry Awards in London last night.

The UK IT Industry Awards recognise the contribution of organisations that have excelled in the use, development and deployment of technology in the past 12 months, and are judged by Computing, and BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT. Darktrace detects threats that go unnoticed by legacy security tools, and has detected over 18,000 serious in-progress cyber incidents to date, and has been deployed over 1,500 times worldwide.

Powered by advanced mathematics and unsupervised machine learning developed by specialists from the University of Cambridge, Darktrace works by learning the ‘pattern of life’ for each user and device on a network. Using this understanding of what is ‘normal’ for an organisation, the Enterprise Immune System can detect and respond automatically to emerging threats inside the network.

“It is an honour to be recognised for the fundamental innovation of our machine learning approach,” said Nicole Eagan, CEO, Darktrace. “More and more companies are adopting Darktrace’s Enterprise Immune System as the only technology that defends networks from the evolving threat landscape.”

About Darktrace

Darktrace is a world-leading cyber-threat defense company. Its multi-award-winning Enterprise Immune System technology automatically detects and responds to emerging threats, powered by machine learning and mathematics developed by specialists from the University of Cambridge. Without using rules or signatures, Darktrace models the ‘pattern of life’ of every device, user and network within an organization, identifying and mitigating cyber-threats before damage is done. Darktrace’s self-learning technology has been deployed globally and across all sectors, including energy, retail, telecommunications, manufacturing, financial services and healthcare. The company is headquartered in San Francisco and Cambridge, UK, with over 20 global offices including London, New York, Milan, Mumbai, Paris, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo and Toronto.