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Cambridge-founded cyber AI company Darktrace Major forms major partnership with Microsoft

May 11, 2021

It has been officially confirmed that Cambridge-founded cybersecurity AI company, Darktrace, is partnering with tech giants Microsoft. Darktrace – who were founded in 2013 – provides cyber AI to protect businesses and organisations against a variety of attacks such as insider threats, supply chain attacks and ransomware.

Microsoft and Darktrace are forming this partnership to help organisations address security challenges in a number of areas such as email security, simplified and streamlined security workflows and seamless data integration. 

Darktrace’s self-learning AI detects and responds to novel cyber-threats, therefore learning from data, users and activity across all enterprise environments.

Dan Fein, Director of Email Security Products at Darktrace, remarked: “Cyber-criminals will do whatever it takes. Daily, we see attackers impersonate CEOs or compromise vendors’ accounts to send out targeted, topical emails that look legitimate.

“As these attacks get more sophisticated, employee education and awareness are not enough. The answer lies in technology. With a dynamic understanding of the business, Cyber AI detects subtle indicators of attack and stops novel threats on the first encounter. This capability is crucial in an era where it is impossible to predict where the next attack will come from or what it will look like.

“Our security products align perfectly with Microsoft’s, allowing us to build even greater confidence among our mutual customers that their business, data and staff are protected.”

Clare Barclay, CEO, Microsoft UK, added: “As cyber-attacks become increasingly sophisticated, AI is adding a deeper level of protection in detecting these threats. The partnership between Microsoft and Darktrace will help keep organisations secure, enabling them to focus on their core business and customers.”

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