Darktrace Named Best IT Company of the Year

Enterprise Immune System Honored at IT World Awards for Innovation

San Francisco, CA
Tuesday June 27, 2017

Darktrace, the leader in Enterprise Immune System technology, has today announced that it has been named ‘Best IT Company of the Year’ at the 12th Annual 2017 IT World Awards ® held in San Francisco last night.

Hosted by The Network Products Guide, the industry’s leading technology research and advisory guide, the IT World Awards honor outstanding achievements in the IT industry. Darktrace received the prestigious accolade for its disruptive technology, rapid growth, and fundamentally new approach to cyber security.

The Enterprise Immune System leverages advances in machine learning and probabilistic mathematics to mimic the self-learning intelligence of the human immune system. Unlike traditional approaches that try to stop pernicious threats at the border, Darktrace defends networks from the inside out. The artificial intelligence algorithms self-learn the normal ‘pattern of life’ for a network and are able to detect and autonomously respond to emerging cyber-attacks in real time.

In less than four years, Darktrace’s machine-learning technology has identified over 30,000 serious in-progress attacks across 2,400 deployments. The company has experienced 600% year-on-year growth and its disruptive technology has been repeatedly acknowledged as the clear leader in AI-based cyber defense.

“We are thrilled to receive the ‘Best IT Company of the Year’ award,” commented Nicole Eagan, CEO, Darktrace. “We can no longer deny that that cyber-threats are capable of moving at machine speeds, wreaking havoc before human teams have even had time to notice. Darktrace’s AI is uniquely capable of slowing down or stopping in-progress cyber-attacks, buying back crucial time for IT teams to respond.”

About Darktrace

Darktrace is the world’s leading machine learning company for cyber security. Created by mathematicians from the University of Cambridge, the Enterprise Immune System uses AI algorithms to automatically detect and take action against cyber-threats within all types of networks, including physical, cloud and virtualized networks, as well as IoT and industrial control systems. A self-configuring platform, Darktrace requires no prior set-up, identifying advanced threats in real time, including zero-days, insiders and stealthy, silent attackers. Headquartered in San Francisco and Cambridge, UK, Darktrace has 24 offices worldwide.