Darktrace Antigena Launched To Combat Cyberthreats

Darktrace has announced the general availability of Darktrace Antigena, the first solution to react autonomously against in-progress cyber-threats. Top Darktrace customers have proven that Darktrace Antigena augments their human security teams, taking automatic action against the evolving cyber-threats targeting their networks. The machine fights back.

The Enterprise Immune System is the only proven application of machine learning that automates the process of both detecting and responding to cyber-threats inside a network. Modeled after the most powerful biological system, the human immune system, the disruptive technology leverages advances in machine learning and probabilistic mathematics to learn the normal ‘pattern of life’ for every user and device in a network.

Darktrace Antigena then uses that understanding to automatically respond to serious threats by taking proportionate, remedial action that neutralizes threats and allows the security team precious time to catch up. As a part of the Enterprise Immune System, Darktrace Antigena acts like a digital antibody, taking only very targeted action – for example, it can slow down or stop a compromised connection or device, but does not impact normal business operations.

To date, the Enterprise Immune System has detected over 30,000 previously unknown in-progress attacks. Some real-world examples of threat scenarios that Darktrace Antigena has mitigated include:

  • Capital management firm: Darktrace Antigena stopped sensitive customer information from being stolen by an external attacker. It created an automatic response when an attacker was detected making suspicious connections to a device inside the network while conducting reconnaissance.
  • Financial software company: Darktrace Antigena swiftly mitigated a malware attack when a device was infected by a malicious Trojan which was scanning hundreds of devices for open channels of communication in a suspected attempt to exploit vulnerabilities. Darktrace Antigena blocked outgoing connections from the device, allowing it to be isolated and cleaned before the infection could develop further.
  • Healthcare organization: Darktrace Antigena autonomously took action to stop a ransomware attack in its tracks. An employee inadvertently downloaded a malicious file received in an email – the malware immediately started to encrypt data on the employee’s computer. Within thirty seconds, Antigena had isolated the device and stopped the attack before it spread across the network.

For more information, please visit www.darktrace.com/antigena or request the data sheet here.

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