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Darktrace Expands in Australia as Demand for Self-Learning AI Surges

Cambridge, UK
Thursday August 5, 2021

Darktrace, a global leader in cyber security AI, today announced that its Australian business has grown significantly over the past year as more organizations have adopted an AI-driven approach to cyber defense.

The number of Darktrace customers in Australia has grown by over 60% in the last 12 months across all industry sectors. Customers include Steadfast Group, WIN Corporation, Girton Grammar School, Holman Webb Lawyers, and Chemist Warehouse Australia. In addition, Darktrace’s employee headcount across its offices in Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth has doubled in the same time period.

Powered by Self-Learning AI, Darktrace’s technology is capable of interrupting cyber-attacks in real time, by learning the normal ‘pattern of life’ for an organization. The AI works by identifying the emerging signs of a cyber-threat and taking targeted action to stop the disruption.

“During a challenging period of rapid digital change and attacker innovation, Darktrace’s ability to detect and respond to cyber-threats across our entire digital business has been a fundamental game changer for our organization,” commented Nathan Hillery, Chief Information Officer, Steadfast Group. “Because the technology is self-learning, it constantly revises its understanding of what is ‘normal’ for our organization, making us confident that even the most novel and sophisticated attacks will be spotted and instantly stopped – wherever they strike.”

“When it comes to securing the modern enterprise, we have reached a critical point where humans can no longer be expected to keep pace with the volume and sophistication of the cyber-threats that we are seeing,” commented Hayley Turner, Director of Industrial Security, APAC, Darktrace. “Our rapid growth in Australia signifies a sea change in the way that organizations across the country are approaching this challenge, leveraging AI to detect and fight back against emerging attacks on humans’ behalf.”

About Darktrace

Darktrace (DARK.L), a global leader in cyber security AI, delivers world-class technology that protects over 5,000 customers worldwide from advanced threats, including ransomware and cloud and SaaS attacks. The company’s fundamentally different approach applies Self-Learning AI to enable machines to understand the business in order to autonomously defend it. Headquartered in Cambridge, UK, the company has 1,500 employees and over 30 offices worldwide. Darktrace was named one of TIME magazine’s ‘Most Influential Companies’ for 2021.