Security challenges are ever evolving; monitoring signatures and behaviors is no longer enough..

Using new machine learning techniques based on the biological principles of the human immune system, Darktrace addresses the challenge of detecting previously unidentified cyber threats, irrespective of their origin.

A signature-free approach allows detection of emerging or targeted attacks that have not been seen before. Darktrace learns what is normal within a network – it doesn’t depend upon knowledge of previous attacks. It thrives on the scale, complexity and diversity of modern businesses, where every device and person is slightly different.It turns the innovation of attackers against them – any unusual activity is visible. Darktrace constantly revisits assumptions about behaviour, using probabilistic mathematics.

Named ‘Best Security Company of the Year’ 2016, Darktrace is capable of identifying new, emerging threats within computer networks in real time. This unique capability is delivered by Darktrace’s cyber intelligence software platform, which leverages advanced mathematical models to establish an evolving understanding of every device, user and network and stay ahead of developing APTs, insider attacks and other live threat scenarios

Darktrace’s Advisory Board complements the company’s unparalleled combination of expertise in machine learning and mathematics, government intelligence from the U.S. and software. Darktrace’s breakthrough cyber defense technology, the Enterprise Immune System, uses a self-learning approach to detect threats within organizations, and has been deployed over 1000 times.

The advisory board includes;

Lord Evans of Weardale KCB; Lord Evans was Director General of MI5 from 2007 to 2013. He spent 33 years with MI5, defending the UK against internal and domestic terrorism and cyber-threats.

Alan Wade; Alan Wade had a thirty-five-year career in the Central Intelligence Agency, where he latterly served as the Chief Information Officer, before his retirement in 2005. Prior to this role, Alan held a series of senior positions at the CIA, including the Director of Communications and Director of Security

Dr Mike Lynch OBE; Celebrated as ‘Britain’s Bill Gates’, Mike Lynch is a renowned technologist at the cutting-edge of fundamental new technologies. Having founded Autonomy in 1996, based on technology invented at Cambridge, it quickly became one of the most successful companies on the FTSE 100 and was acquired in 2011 for $11 billion

Founding Advisor

Professor Bill Fitzgerald; Bill Fitzgerald was Professor of Applied Statistics and Signal Processing and Head of Research in the Signal Processing Laboratory, in the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge. He became a recognized world leader in Bayesian inference applied to signal and data modeling, pioneering its adoption and helping establish it as a principle fixture in the canon of modern science.

The later years of his career saw a focus on the applications of Sequential Monte Carlo particle filtering methods to signal processing and real-world problems, ranging from financial fraud to threat vector detection in complex electronic data streams.

Powered by machine learning and a novel branch of Bayesian probability theory developed by specialists from the University of Cambridge, Darktrace is powered by Enterprise Immune System technology – the only cyber defense technology that is capable of detecting anomalous behaviors within large and complex environments, without any prior knowledge of what it is looking for.

With total visibility into network activity, Darktrace is uniquely capable of not only identifying but also classifying threats in real time. Darktrace creates unique behavioral models for every user and device, and for the enterprise as a whole, by correlating many weak indicators and subtle changes in information that would otherwise go unnoticed in the noise of a busy network. Using these models, Darktrace’s technology is able to rapidly piece together a compelling picture of genuine emerging threat activity without producing floods of false positives.

Users of Darktrace include;


Winner of The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation 2016, Darktrace is one of the world’s leading cyber threat defense companies. Its Enterprise Immune System technology detects and responds to previously unidentified threats, powered by machine learning and mathematics developed by specialists from the University of Cambridge. Without using rules or signatures, Darktrace is uniquely capable of understanding the ‘pattern of life’ of every device, user and network within an organization, and defends against evolving threats that bypass all other systems. Some of the world’s largest corporations rely on Darktrace’s self-learning technology in sectors including energy and utilities, financial services, telecommunications, healthcare, manufacturing, retail and transportation. Darktrace is headquartered in Cambridge, UK and San Francisco, with 20 global offices including Auckland, London, Milan, Mumbai, Paris, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto and Washington D.C

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