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Network 18 Selects Darktrace AI to Protect Intellectual Property

Wednesday April 10, 2019

Darktrace, the world’s leading AI company for cyber defence has today announced that India’s top media organisation, Network 18, has deployed Darktrace’s AI technology to safeguard its intellectual property from sophisticated cyber-attacks.

As one of India’s largest media corporations, Network 18 manages a holistic business, including 73 broadcast channels, as well as leading online news portals and publishing brands. Network 18 runs the biggest news broadcast network in India through its subsidiary, TV-18 Broadcasts Limited, owning newsrooms and studios across the country. In an industry where the availability and exclusivity of content enables competitive advantage, the company decided to use Darktrace’s Enterprise Immune System to stay ahead of fast-moving cyber-threats.

Network 18 is the first media company in India to deploy Darktrace, joining a growing number of media firms that rely on Darktrace’s world-leading cyber AI, including Bunim/Murray and Kbro Inc.

Rajat Nigam, Group Chief Technology Officer, commented: “For a media business like ours, content is our core asset. The increase in digital attacks globally means the cyber-threat is now our biggest business risk, and we can only mitigate this risk with AI. Darktrace’s technology allows us to tackle emerging threats proactively, before they become serious.”

Farzin Najmi, Vice President of Technology, commented: “As Darktrace AI is self-learning, it quickly detects malicious activity that would otherwise be missed, such as insider threats and sophisticated external attackers. Darktrace’s AI also evolves as our business does, safeguarding our valuable intellectual property without any disruption to our day-to-day business operations.”

About Darktrace

Darktrace is the world’s leading AI company for cyber defense. With thousands of customers worldwide, the Enterprise Immune System is relied on to detect and fight back against cyber-attacks in real time. The self-learning AI protects the cloud, SaaS, corporate networks, IoT and industrial systems against cyber-threats and vulnerabilities, from insider threats and ransomware, to stealthy and silent attacks. Darktrace has over 800 employees and 40 offices worldwide. It is headquartered in San Francisco, and Cambridge, UK.