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Darktrace Partners with Ixtel for Best-in-Class Cyber Threat Detection

Enterprise Immune System Extends In Middle East
Dubai, UAE
September 21, 2016

Darktrace, the leader in Enterprise Immune System technology, today announced their partnership with Ixtel, a leader in managed security services, to deliver a world leading cyber threat detection solution. Ixtel Technologies is joining Darktrace’s established partner program, extending proactive, self-learning cyber defense capabilities across its client base.

Ixtel secures enterprise networks for organizations across multiple verticals with a comprehensive approach to cyber security, from the detection and prevention of network threats, intrusions and disruptions, to ensuring customers have the information, tools and resources they need to block, deflect and effectively manage IT risk.

Modern criminal and nation state cyber-attacks can side step traditional defenses in multiple ways. For an insider, it is often even simpler, as they already have keys to the locks. Ixtel recognizes the cyber defense challenges its customers face and has selected Darktrace, recently awarded ‘Best Security Company of the Year’ in the Info Security Products Guide 2016, for its machine learning and analytical cyber-threat detection.

Darktrace is uniquely capable of detecting in-progress cyber-threats from within an organization without prior knowledge of the threat environment or the network. Instead, Darktrace continually learns a ‘pattern of life’ for every user, device and network, enabling it to adapt to evolving situations and spot fast-moving, advanced cyber-threats.

Most advanced threats have penetrated traditional defenses and are inside the network for over 200 days on average before executing an attack. To detect such threats, companies need a solution that does not rely on having already seen and characterized an attack. This means watching the behavior of individual machines — including desktops, servers, mobile phones and tablets — and users over time.

“Darktrace’s unique capabilities complement Ixtel Proactive Security Intelligence Platform, so we can now enable customers’ real-time visibility into network security infrastructure, policy effectiveness and underlying IT risk, arming organizations with actionable information to strengthen their overall security posture,” said Mehdi Quraishi, Chief Executive Officer at Ixtel.

“Darktrace’s Enterprise Immune System technology is transforming the way organizations defend against today’s increasingly sophisticated threats by using advanced maths and machine learning,” said Nick Trim, Managing Director, Darktrace. “We are looking forward to collaborating with Ixtel to deliver best-in-class cyber solutions that respond to this challenging threat landscape.”

About Ixtel

Ixtel is an award-winning provider of managed security and compliance solutions, and is changing the way organisations defend against advanced threats and prevent security breaches. Ixtel CSOC service provides 24×7 security monitoring and alerting and advanced threat detection. Ixtel® protects the networks, data, and applications of some of the world's leading enterprise customers.

For more information, visit www.ixtel.com.

About Darktrace

Named ‘Technology Pioneer’ by the World Economic Forum, 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 offices in Auckland, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, London, Los Angeles, Milan, Mumbai, New York, Paris, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto and Washington D.C.