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Darktrace AI Defends Pharmaceutical Trading Giant

Cyber AI Defends Phoenix Pharmahandel’s Patient Contacts from Falsified Medicines
Cambridge, UK
November 21, 2018

Darktrace, the world’s leading AI company for cyber defense has today announced that Phoenix Pharmahandel, the second largest pharmaceutical wholesaler in Europe, has deployed cyber AI to protect the organization’s data from trust attacks and insider threat.

Operating 164 distribution centers, across 27 countries and with 36,000 employees, the pharmaceutical trading giant had growing concerns about the threat from insiders across its large and dispersed workforce. Darktrace works by forming an evolving understanding of the IT and operational technologies at Phoenix Pharmahandel, allowing it to detect novel threats that would otherwise go unnoticed.

Sven Milstein, Head of IT Operations & Service Delivery Management, revealed that Darktrace is protecting the 140,000,000 patients it serves from falsified medicines. With a vast, global supply chain, the organization must be able to trust the data that verifies packages, such as serial numbers, at every stage of the distribution process.

“We are seeing more and more attacks aiming to undermine data integrity. Not only jeopardizing our reputation, but public safety,” commented Sven. “When it matters most, we can trust that Darktrace’s AI will spot subtle and stealthy attacks, allowing us to have full confidence in the medicines we deliver.”

About Darktrace

About Darktrace

Darktrace is the world’s leading AI company for cyber security. Created by mathematicians, the Enterprise Immune System uses machine learning and AI algorithms to detect and respond to cyber-threats across diverse digital environments, including cloud and virtualized networks, IoT and industrial control systems. The technology is self-learning and requires no set-up, identifying threats in real time, including zero-days, insiders and stealthy, silent attackers. Darktrace is headquartered in San Francisco and Cambridge, UK, and has 33 offices worldwide.