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Major Italian Online Gaming Company Selects Darktrace

Darktrace’s Enterprise Immune System Helps Protect HBG Gaming
Milan, Italy
May 26, 2016

Darktrace, the leader in Enterprise Immune System technology, has today announced that HBG Gaming, a leading Italian online gaming company, has chosen to deploy its ‘self-learning’ technology.

As broadband services expand and online gaming diversifies across smartphones, tablets and other devices, the entertainment industry is becoming increasingly exposed to sophisticated cyber-threats. Protecting customers’ personal and financial details is vital for HBG Gaming to provide a reliable gaming service and maintain its leading position as a trusted consumer brand.

The gaming company decided to trial Darktrace over a four-week period to test its ‘immune system’ approach and detect potential threats inside the network. Within a couple of weeks, Darktrace was able to identify anomalous behaviors in HBG Gaming’s network, including ransomware. Following the ‘Proof of Value’, HBG Gaming selected Darktrace’s Enterprise Immune System technology and now uses it across its corporate network.

Powered by machine learning and mathematics developed by specialists from the University of Cambridge, Darktrace models the behaviors of every device and user, as well as the network as a whole, to detect suspicious activity. Unlike traditional defenses that rely on rules and signatures, Darktrace understands a network’s ‘pattern of life’ and is able to detect new, evolving threats, including insider attacks.

“Darktrace’s approach is unique, and has already detected potentially-damaging threats inside our networks,” said Marcello David, Head of IT Security & Compliance, HBG Gaming. “We take security very seriously at HBG. By using machine learning, Darktrace’s self-learning technology gives us a real advantage in defending our organization.”

“We are excited to be working with HBG to better defend its critical assets against today’s sophisticated attacks,” said Corrado Broli, Managing Director, Italy. “Italian companies are increasingly prioritizing their cyber security, and Darktrace is happy to support those organizations fight back against difficult and evolving threats, with a fundamentally different approach.”

About Darktrace

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.