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Telstra Selects Enterprise Immune System

Leading APAC Telco Deploys Darktrace Self-Learning Technology for Stronger Cyber Defense
Cambridge, UK
February 23, 2016

Darktrace, the leader in Enterprise Immune System technology, announces its partnership with leading Asia Pacific telecommunications company, Telstra. The company has selected Darktrace’s next-generation, cyber-threat detection technology to strengthen its internal security and defense strategy.

Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, Telstra is the leading telecommunication services provider in the Asia Pacific region. It builds and operates telecommunication networks and markets a variety of products, including broadband internet, fixed and mobile phones, network services, digital television and other entertainment products.

With annual revenues of over AU$25 billion, a global workforce of over 36,000 people and a large customer base, the company prioritizes its cyber security as a key strategic challenge and opportunity. It wanted to embrace the latest technological innovations in the cyber security industry in order to benefit from enhanced understanding about its networks and better defense against emerging cyber-threats, both internal and external.

Telstra decided to deploy Darktrace’s award-winning Enterprise Immune System across its enterprise network, because of its unique capability to spot emerging abnormal behaviors in real time within the organization. Powered by machine learning and mathematics developed at the University of Cambridge, UK, Darktrace detects in-progress cyber-threats and alerts the organization. In addition, Darktrace’s Threat Visualizer enables rapid investigations, triages, response and risk mitigation, allowing Telstra to keep pace with a dynamic technical and business environment.

Darktrace appliances have been installed across Telstra’s enterprise data network. The Telstra discovery and security teams will use the distributed Darktrace Enterprise Immune System to achieve greater visibility of unusual behaviors and movement within the environment. The company will be able to investigate, respond and reduce the time to triage whilst minimizing potential impact.

“We are delighted to join forces with Darktrace to bring new, innovative technology to the cyber security challenge that all organizations are faced with,” said Mike Burgess, CISO Telstra. “Darktrace’s technology is unique in its ability to rapidly detect anomalous activity, irrespective of whether the behaviors are ‘known’ or ‘unknown’, as well as being able to visualize all network activity. By reducing the time to detect potential threats, Darktrace is strengthening Telstra’s internal security.”

“Darktrace and Telstra share a common vision for the future of cyber defense, based on understanding and knowing your organization better than your adversary and using next-generation machine learning to automate the process of subtle threat detection,” said Nicole Eagan, CEO, Darktrace. “We are proud to work with Telstra to further this goal, and bring adaptive, immune system defense to more sectors across Asia Pacific.”

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 previously unidentified threats in real time, powered by machine learning and mathematics developed at the University of Cambridge, which analyze the behavior of every device, user and network within an organization. Some of the world’s largest corporations rely on Darktrace’s self-learning appliance in sectors including energy and utilities, financial services, telecommunications, healthcare, manufacturing, retail and transportation. The company was founded in 2013 by leading machine learning specialists and government intelligence experts, and is headquartered in Cambridge, UK and San Francisco, including offices in Auckland, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, London, Los Angeles, Milan, Mumbai, New York, Paris, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto and Washington D.C.