Grant Thornton Australia Strengthens Defences with Darktrace

Deploys Enterprise Immune System for AI Cyber Security with Managed Service Provider The Missing Link

Monday February 12, 2018

Darktrace, the world’s leading AI company for cyber defence, has today announced that leading growth advisory firm, Grant Thornton Australia, has deployed the Enterprise Immune System to detect emerging cyber-threats in real time, in partnership with The Missing Link.

Grant Thornton Australia is a member firm within Grant Thornton International, one of the world’s leading organisations of independent assurance, tax and advisory firms. The business has more than 1,200 people in Australia, who are responsible for handling sensitive operational and financial data of some of the country’s largest corporations and public sector agencies.

“With Darktrace, we were able to immediately capture, filter and present intelligent insights into our environment more efficiently than ever before,” commented Gavin Townsend, Information Security Manager, Grant Thornton Australia. “The Enterprise Immune System not only augments our security team in detecting subtle anomalies, but is used extensively across IT functions and is openly discussed by our C-Suite. It is exciting to be leveraging a technology that is maturing well ahead of the curve.”

Powered by machine learning and AI algorithms, the Enterprise Immune System learns the ‘pattern of life’ for every user and device on the network and uses this dynamically-updating understanding to detect known and unknown cyber-threats, as they emerge. Darktrace AI is also capable of reacting against cyber-attacks in real time, allowing the security team time to catch up.

“Grant Thornton Australia joins a growing number of organisations proactively harnessing the power of machine learning to tighten their cyber defences and discover unknown risks,” commented Sanjay Aurora, Managing Director, Darktrace, Asia Pacific. “As the cyber security landscape intensifies, Darktrace enables enterprises to catch and stop all manner of threats, from machine-speed ransomware to low-and-slow attacks, before a crisis occurs.”

Darktrace joins the Rt. Hon. Lord Mayor of London in his trade mission to Australia and New Zealand this week, organised by City of London. Speaking on the deal, the Lord Mayor Charles Bowman said:

“Having robust cyber security plans is crucial for all businesses in today’s inter-connected and increasingly digital world. Cyber security is a sector in which the UK leads the world, and Darktrace is a real feather in the UK’s cyber security cap. I am delighted that they have joined my trade mission to Australia and New Zealand.”

About Darktrace

Darktrace is the world’s leading AI company for cyber defense. Created by mathematicians, the Enterprise Immune System uses machine learning and AI algorithms to detect and respond to cyber-threats across diverse digital environments, including cloud and virtualized networks, IoT and industrial control systems. The technology is self-learning and requires no set-up, identifying threats in real time, including zero-days, insiders and stealthy, silent attackers. Darktrace is headquartered in San Francisco and Cambridge, UK, and has over 30 offices worldwide.

About The Missing Link

Established in 1997, The Missing Link was born from a vision to help businesses achieve their goals with the right IT solutions and services. The current owners, Alex Gambotto, Daniel Forsythe, Aaron Bailey and Sam Marshall continue to deliver on this promise, helping some of Australia’s most well-known companies achieve their goals through streamlined IT. With over 20 years of experience we continue to help businesses do this every day. We are in an always-moving state of change to make sure we keep on top of the latest technologies, so you do too.

We pride ourselves on our knowledgeable people and our exceptional service, they are the engine of our company. Every day they help clients like you achieve more through IT transformation. Today, The Missing Link is one of the most awarded IT companies in Australia. In 2013 we added a specialised security division in response to the rising threat of cyber crime. The addition of the security division ensured we offer our clients complete IT solutions from start to finish.