Darktrace Sees Strong Demand for PREVENT Products as Organizations Seek Proactive Cybersecurity Solutions

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  • New data commissioned by Darktrace shows nearly two-thirds of organizations lack confidence in identifying their biggest vulnerabilities
  • 81% think AI technology would help them automate their security posture

CAMBRIDGE, England, November 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Darktrace, a global leader in artificial intelligence (AI) for cybersecurity, today announced strong demand for its new family of Darktrace PREVENT™ products as organizations seek to prevent cyberattacks, rather than waiting for violations to occur. In the three months since PREVENT became generally available in August 2022Darktrace has seen the longest list of customer opt-ins of any product launch in its history.

New data commissioned by Darktrace from International Data Corporation (IDC), a global market intelligence firm, shows nearly two-thirds of organizations lack confidence in identifying their greatest vulnerabilities or weaknesses , which exposes them to attacks.[1] 81% of organizations surveyed said AI insights would help them automate their security posture. This comes as global economic losses due to cybercrime per year are estimated at $6 trillion and should reach $10.5 trillion by 2025.[2] Darktrace PREVENT offers a predictive and preventative approach to combating cyber threats and business risks by using AI to “think like an attacker”, finding pathways to an organization’s most critical assets from within and the outside. It is the third product in Darktrace’s delivery of its Cyber ​​AI Loop™, the first set of always-on AI capabilities that work together to optimize an organization’s security posture through a loop of continuous feedback.

In the three months since August, customers from all major industries have purchased PREVENT, including but not limited to:

  • ProPhase Diagnostics, a NASDAQ-listed biotechnology company based in the United States
  • Sellen Construction, a leading construction company in the United States
  • Rudin Management, one of the largest private real estate companies in New York City
  • Direct Federal Credit Union, an American credit union serving tens of thousands of members

Other new PREVENT customers include a UK-based housing provider with over 50,000 customers, an international manufacturing and distribution company operating in over 100 countries, and a US hospital facility with over 700 employees, among others. All of the PREVENT customers announced today are already using Darktrace Detect™ or RESPOND™, or both, creating a technology ecosystem that continuously learns from the threat landscape while improving protections, anticipating threats, and enhancing security.

Commenting on his company’s use of Darktrace PREVENT, Sergio Miralles, EVP, Chief Information Officer at ProPhase Diagnostics, said“As a biotechnology company with many divisions providing life-saving health testing services to tens of thousands of customers every day, ensuring the security of our IT environment is absolutely critical. Darktrace is a foundation product for One of the first questions we ask ourselves when deploying or developing new computer programs is how can we ensure Darktrace can monitor the stack and ensure they have full visibility into Historically, this meant they had all the information to defend us against attacks when they happened, but now with the addition of PREVENT they are also able to proactively bolster our defenses before we didn’t encounter any breaches. Darktrace’s technology is something we can’t live without and the return on investment was better than we expected.

Commenting on customer announcements made todayPoppy Gustafsson OBE, CEO of Darktrace, said: “The potential for PREVENT is clear as we see it reflected in the longest list of customer opt-ins for any product launched in Darktrace history. This technology makes the attacker’s job much more difficult as it arms security teams with unprecedented AI powerful tools, capable of anticipating even the most complex cyberattacks.It represents a fundamental shift in cybersecurity, putting security teams at the forefront as they seek protect their organizations and build cyber resilience.

Commenting on the research, Chris KisselResearch Director at International Data Corporation (IDC), the world’s leading provider of market intelligence for the computing, telecommunications and consumer technology markets, said: “As organizations face an increasingly complex set of cybersecurity challenges, a reactive approach does not go far enough. CISOs are beginning to view cybersecurity like any other operational risk and are shifting to a more proactive that anticipates cybersecurity – attacks before they happen, rather than waiting to be breached It is clear that organizations need to take a pre-emptive approach and will increasingly rely on AI to do it.

Commenting on the geopolitical and macroeconomic environment, Amber Rudd, former UK Home Secretary and Darktrace Advisory Board member, said: “Cybersecurity risks are one of the most urgent yet least understood risks facing organizations today. As the geopolitical landscape becomes more turbulent and the world continues on a path of rapid digital transformation , businesses are facing a larger and more complex set of cybersecurity challenges than ever before – and these are constantly evolving.The predicted global economic losses resulting from cyber disruption are significant.To be proactive, organizations must understand what their weaknesses are and proactively address them before attackers take advantage of them. It is exciting to see how Darktrace PREVENT can help organizations build their cyber resilience in the face of this changing landscape and in an environment of uncertainty. world economy.”

Commenting on the global cybersecurity landscape, Alan Wade, Former CIO, US Central Intelligence Agency. President, Wade Associates Inc., said“There is no doubt that the next step in cybersecurity innovation must improve the ability to predict and prevent threats from highly organized and increasingly sophisticated cybercriminals. The need for this capability is even greater. felt at a time of escalating geopolitical conflict and when skilled cyber technologists are in short supply.The demand for Darktrace PREVENT clearly reflects a more determined focus by CISOs on solutions that allow them to be proactive and act before their systems are pirated. This is a game-changer.

Notes to Editors

Learn more about proactive security here of Max HeinemeyerChief Product Officer of Darktrace: “What I learned from My life as an ethical hacker: prevention is paramount”.

Please see below for additional quotes from Darktrace PREVENT customers:

“For us, it’s a huge game-changer. We’re seeing substantial ROI in having the tools and the capabilities. For us, we’ve never really had that in such an easy-to-use delivery mechanism. ” mike sherwoodChief Innovation Officer at City of Las Vegas

“I like that PREVENT is constantly looking for assets that live outside of our internal IT environment. With PREVENT constantly performing vulnerability testing on our behalf, I don’t have to worry about missing anything – c It’s very reassuring. It’s worth the cost.” Jim Webbervice president of information technology at Direct Federal Credit Union, an American credit union serving tens of thousands of members

“We know bad guys are gaining knowledge every day. We have to too. And I think that proactive approach that we’re getting with PREVENT from Darktrace is now a requirement. I don’t think it’s just an option.”James DaviesCIO at Ongweoweh, a Native American-owned supply chain services company

“At Vixxo, the Darktrace ecosystem provides a true feedback loop between the various components of the Darktrace product set that we use. By introducing PREVENT into our ecosystem, we have been able to identify assets that we previously thought were business units had withdrawn.”Klint Prizehead of technology and cybersecurity at Vixxo, a facilities management company covering the United States and Canada

About Darktrace

Darktrace (DARK.L), a global leader in artificial intelligence for cybersecurity, offers comprehensive AI-powered solutions as part of its mission to free the world from IT disruption. Groundbreaking innovations from the Darktrace Cyber ​​AI Research Center in Cambridge, United Kingdom and its R&D center in The Hague, Netherlands have resulted in over 115 patent applications filed and significant research published to contribute to the cybersecurity community. Darktrace’s technology continually learns and updates its knowledge of “you” for an organization and applies that understanding to achieve an optimal state of cybersecurity. It provides the first-ever Cyber ​​AI Loop, powering a continuous end-to-end security capability that can autonomously prevent, detect, and respond to emerging new threats in real time. Darktrace employs over 2,100 people worldwide and protects over 7,700 organizations worldwide against advanced cyber threats. It was named one of TIME magazine’s “Most Influential Companies” of 2021.


[1] Source: IDC InfoBrief, sponsored by Darktrace, Studying the Effects of a Virtuous Cycle in Cybersecurity, #EUR149649622 November 2022.
[2] Cybersecurity companies: https://cybersecurityventures.com/cybercrime-damages-6-trillion-by-2021/

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