Darktrace Launches PREVENT Product Family

Darktrace, a global leader in cyber security artificial intelligence, today announced the launch of Darktrace PREVENT™, an interconnected set of AI products that deliver a proactive cyber security capability to help organizations pre-empt future cyber-attacks. Darktrace PREVENT is the third product area in Darktrace’s delivery of a Cyber AI Loop, the industry-first set of AI capabilities which work together autonomously to optimize an organization’s state of security through a continuous feedback loop.  

The new Darktrace PREVENT product family is based on breakthroughs developed in the firm’s Cambridge Cyber AI Research Centre and the capabilities gained through the acquisition of Cybersprint in March 2022. PREVENT uses AI to ‘think like an attacker,’ finding pathways to an organization’s most critical assets from inside and outside. Underpinned by AI that ‘knows you,’ it continuously analyzes the most disruptive attacks for an organization and feeds that information back into DETECT and RESPOND to support continuous learning and automation to harden systems.  

A number of organizations in the US, UK and Northern Europe are early adopters of Darktrace PREVENT products, including the City of Las Vegas and Sedgwick, a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions.  

Darktrace’s latest product family is set to proactively defend organizations against the heightened volume and sophistication of cyber threats, which is making identification and prioritization of their most pressing vulnerabilities increasingly difficult. In new data published today, Darktrace reveals that high-priority attempts to breach customer systems increased by 49% globally between January and June 2022. Over the same period, Darktrace saw a 138% increase in attempted cyber-attacks targeting customers in government-related sectors globally. In the month of June, the Information and Communication sector was the most highly targeted across Darktrace’s global customer base as it was in the US. In the UK, the most targeted industry was the public sector and government-related sectors.   

At the same time, security teams are contending with an ever-increasing volume of vulnerabilities, and they do not have the resources to fight on all fronts. With the launch of PREVENT, Darktrace provides more predictive and preventative solutions to tackle cyber threats and business risk – rather than waiting for breaches to occur before action is taken. In new data published today, based on external vulnerability data of over 150 organizations, Darktrace reveals that 85% of high-risk vulnerabilities are not patched within one week and 70% are still unpatched after one month. Defenders do not have the resources to fight on every front and they cannot simply be reactive anymore.  

Within Darktrace PREVENT, Darktrace today launches two new products. In addition, Darktrace is announcing major new releases to its existing Darktrace DETECT™ and Darktrace RESPOND™ product families, enabling all products to interact with one another as key components of the Cyber AI Loop.  

  • Darktrace PREVENT/E2E™ (End-to-End) – an outcomes-based approach to managing cyber risk, incorporating the best capabilities from across multiple disciplines including attack path modelling, automated penetration testing, breach & attack emulation, security awareness testing and training, and vulnerability prioritization. 
  • Darktrace PREVENT/ASM™ (Attack Surface Management) – AI performs reconnaissance on a specific target by simply knowing the name of the entity, with zero scope and delivering value across many use cases including shadow IT, supply chain, mergers & acquisitions, configuration errors, and many others. 
  • DETECT, RESPOND FEEDBACK LOOP – Existing capabilities integrated with Darktrace PREVENT/E2E and PREVENT/ASM reinforce one another to create a continuous feedback loop for always-on learning from the threat landscape. 

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