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Fast Company Names Darktrace One of 50 ‘World’s Most Innovative Companies’ 2018

Darktrace Lauded for its AI Cyber Defense Technology; Joins Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and Instagram on Prestigious Ranking

San Francisco
Tuesday February 20, 2018

Darktrace, the world’s leading AI company for cyber defense, has today announced that it has been named one of Fast Company’s 50 ‘World’s Most Innovative Companies’ of 2018, alongside Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and Instagram. Darktrace was the only cyber security company on the list, and ranked 3rd in the ‘Artificial Intelligence’ category.

In its 11th year, Fast Company’s ‘World’s Most Innovative Companies’ ranking celebrates impactful innovation and recognizes companies that are redefining industries and solving decades-old challenges. More than three dozen Fast Company editors, reporters, and contributors surveyed thousands of companies across 36 categories to identify the most notable innovations of the year.

“Darktrace’s Enterprise Immune System slows attacks on computing systems by emulating the way humans fend off viruses,” commented Fast Company. “The AI-enabled platform embeds in a network, learns what be­­haviors are normal, and flags anomalies. It became more formidable last April with the launch of Antigena, which automatically stops or slows compromised networks and devices.” 

“To be named as the only cyber security company on Fast Company’s ‘World’s Most Innovative Companies’ 2018 list is a recognition of the fundamental power of our AI technology, which has ushered in a new era for cyber defense,” commented Nicole Eagan, CEO at Darktrace. “Our talented mathematicians have overcome a massive engineering challenge by developing the world’s first technology that can autonomously defend complex networks against sophisticated cyber-threats from within. We are honored that Fast Company has recognized the waves of innovation Darktrace has brought across the industry.”

About Darktrace

Darktrace is the world’s leading AI company for cyber defense. 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 over 30 offices worldwide.