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Darktrace: Cybersecurity Portfolio Review | Enterprise Storage Forum

Darktrace: Cybersecurity Portfolio Review |  Enterprise Storage Forum
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Darktrace: Cybersecurity Portfolio Review |  Enterprise Storage Forum

dark stroke started life in Cambridge, UK, founded in 2013 by mathematicians and cyber defense specialists. It made a name for itself marketing artificial intelligence (AI) tools for cybersecurity.

The goal of this technology is to help businesses in an ever-changing threat landscape build resilience against novel attacks by self-learning their digital DNA.

Since then, Darktrace has attracted business from national infrastructure providers, financial services, IT, healthcare, media, and education. They rely on Darktrace’s self-learning AI to defend people, data, and infrastructure from attackers.

With a customer base spanning over 100 countries, please see below to learn more about Darktrace’s position in the cybersecurity market:

Darktrace Cybersecurity Portfolio

Darktrace Enterprise Immune System: learns normal “patterns of life” to uncover unpredictable cyber threats, while providing visibility to the entire workforce. This encompasses cloud and collaboration tools as well as endpoints and the corporate network.

Darktrace Industrial Immune System: detects new threats and vulnerabilities, as well as safeguards the integrity and resilience of industrial technologies.

Autonomous response from Darktrace Antigena: includes a range of security products that provide proactive cyber defense to all parts of the digital infrastructure.

Darktrace Cyber ​​AI Analyst: AI investigation technology, which automatically classifies, interprets and reports on the full scope of security incidents.

Darktrace Partners

The company has more than 500 partners, including the NextGen Group, Calibra, iSecurity, NEC, Softchoice and UBM.

Its technology integrations are extensive and include Splunk, LogRhythm, IBM Security, Jira, Rapid7, ServiceNow, Zscaler, Cisco, Microsoft, CrowdStrike, Check Point, Carbon Black, Palo Alto Networks, Juniper Networks, Fortinet, and Netskope.

The Darktrace Partner Program applies to Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs), Consultants, Technology Providers, Value Added Resellers (VARs), and Distributors. Essentially, the company offers them its solutions at attractive prices or as extensions to the products and services they offer.

Darktrace Use Cases

Darktrace lists its coverage areas as cloud, software as a service (SaaS), email, endpoint, network, and operational technology. But it focuses on Microsoft and ransomware as key use cases.

It partners closely with Microsoft to help businesses close security gaps in multi-cloud and cross-platform environments by complementing Microsoft security with self-learning AI. Similarly, it uses these capabilities along with its autonomous response technology to fight ransomware, taking targeted and proportionate action to contain the threat, without disrupting the organization.

For example, Mainstream Renewable Power faced security challenges when it quickly moved from on-premises to cloud infrastructure primarily on Microsoft products such as Azure. A wave of email-based and network-based cyber threats led to the implementation of Darktrace AI. In particular, Antigena’s email self-learning approach and ability to autonomously respond to post-phishing attacks.

“We take advantage of all of Microsoft’s security technologies, but adding Darktrace takes us to another level,” says Mark Kane, global director of information solutions for Mainstream Renewable Power.

Darktrace User Reviews

Gartner Peer Reviews: 4.6 rating out of 5

For example, a user gives you 5.0:

“Very impressed with the technology and the people behind it that help. The team that works with us has been fantastic with setup and help with any issues we have. The product itself is very good at what it does and gives us a lot of visibility into what is going on in our network and shuts down any suspicious behavior very quickly without hampering normal business activities.” -Darktrace Enterprise Immune System User Review on Gartner Peer Perspectives

Another user gives it a 3.0:

“This system works well and does what they say. However, make sure you have a clear understanding of the licensing structure; we thought so, but found out otherwise.” -Darktrace Enterprise Immune System User Review on Gartner Peer Perspectives

Capterra: 4.5 out of 5

G2: 4.3 of 5

Confidence radius: 7.8 out of 10

Darktrace Industry Recognition

The company has gained recognition for its AI capabilities from market research firms such as Gartner, Forrester, and Marsh.

“Darktrace pioneered its approach and, from a technology standpoint, has managed to stay ahead of the curve,” said Earl Perkins, an analyst at Gartner.

“Darktrace has a well defined path towards artificial intelligence. I think they have used it well and they have taken advantage of it with a good user interface that allows them to respond quickly.”

Darktrace received Frost & Sullivan’s Technology Innovation Leadership Award for 2021. The market research firm’s report highlights Darktrace’s innovations in the field of AI-driven industrial control system (ICS) security.

Other awards include Fast Company Most Innovative Companies in 2022, a Megabuyte100 award for the best performing company in software and infrastructure in 2022, and a UKtech award in 2021.

Darktrace in the cybersecurity market

Darktrace operates in the competitive AI area of ​​the cybersecurity landscape. Compete with many AI players and startups, such as ESET, Vectra AI, ExtraHop Networks, CrowdStrike and Cylance. But it also competes with big players that are steadily introducing AI into their products, including Splunk, Fortinet, and Cisco.

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