Darktrace plc is a UK-based autonomous AI company, which provides the top global autonomous cyber defence platforms, and provides protection to the data and workforce from cyber attackers, and neutralise cyber security threats for various digital estates. It detects, investigates, and responds to these threats in real time, and fundamentally transforms the potential of the organizations to protect their critical assets. The company was founded in the year 2013 as the first company to use artificial intelligence for facing cyber security challenges. Its headquarters are situated in Cambridge, United Kingdom, and it is listed and traded on the London Stock Exchange publicly. The company employs a skilled workforce of 1,500 people and has around 5,000 customers across the globe and operates in over 100 countries. It provides its services to various industries, which include finance, manufacturing, education, energy, governance, defense, technology, telecommunication, retail and e-commerce, legal and HR, transportation, healthcare and pharma, non-profit, and entertainment.
The company is a pioneer in providing the technology that can detect a wide range of cyber security threats in their early stages, covering all types of attacks, including insider attacks to even espionage sponsored by the state. It is different from legacy systems as it doesn’t purely depend on the earlier encountered threats, but also detects the subtle changes in the patterns which can prove to be a potential cyber threat. Darktrace Antigena was launched by the company in 2016, and it was the first Autonomous Response technology ever made. It provided the required protection and minimized the damange during the WannaCry ransomware attacks in 2017.
Antigena Email was created in 2018 by the company as the first self-defending inbox in the world, to analyse every email and detect any possible threats that may be missed by other tools. In 2019, the company launched Cyber AI Analyst, which brought the concept of automation in investigation of threats as well as their reporting, in addition to their detection. It consolidates various security related events and presents them in a brief manner, which reduces the consumption of time taken to do the same by securities teams by more than 90%, and thus increases the overall efficiency of the threat detection process. All these technologies form a part of the Darktrace Immune System, and are used by over 5,000 companies, covering cloud services and SaaS applications, which include Microsoft 365, Zoom, Slack, Okta etc.
Darktrace plc follows a well-defined framework of corporate governance and aligns itself with the UK Corporate Governance Code. The board of the company has set up separate committees for audit, remuneration, and nomination. It has an ethical code of conduct for running its business operations and promotes a culture of trust, transparency, and accountability. Apart from fulfilling all its corporate responsibilities, the company also fulfils its environmental and social responsibilities. It complies with international best practices and guidelines to create a sustainable business. It aims to minimise the impact of its business activities on the environment and create long-term value for the business as well as the wider community. The company has received many awards for its exceptional performance. Recently in 2021, it won the Fortress Cyber Security Award for threat detection, SC Awards Europe for best security company, Microsoft 20/20 Awards for Security Trailblazer, and many more.
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