Darktrace Antigena autonomously blocks seven threats per minute one year on from WannaCry

Darktrace, the world’s leading AI company for cyber defence, has today announced that Darktrace Antigena is autonomously fighting fast-moving threats, including ransomware, in over 200 organisations.

One year since WannaCry, the ransomware attack that wreaked havoc for organisations across the world, ransomware remains a top concern for security teams. Empowering the defenders, Darktrace Antigena autonomously responds to the attacks that move too quickly for humans to stop. Like digital antibodies, the technology takes very targeted action – for example, it can slow down or stop a compromised connection or device, without affecting normal business operations.

A year since its launch, Darktrace Antigena:

  • Defends over 200 organisations
  • Responds within 2 seconds to the earliest signs of threat
  • Blocks 7 threats every minute
  • Saves an average of 10 hours a week per security analyst

“After WannaCry caused huge disruption for the NHS last year, we selected Darktrace’s AI cyber defense technology to defend our network,” said Craig York, Associate Director of IT, Milton Keynes NHS Trust. “I am confident that we will be in a much better place to fend off another serious cyber-attack on the NHS with Darktrace at work. Autonomous response is the future for defending against fast-moving and unpredictable threats, before they do damage.”

“Darktrace Antigena is a very powerful tool,” said Tom Johnson, CIO, Penn Highlands Healthcare. “When we deployed Darktrace, it found a dozen instances of malware residing on machines that we didn’t know existed. I sleep a lot better at night knowing I have those AI tools running and they are programmed to protect our organization and the patient information.”

“The sheer volume of data that Darktrace actively defends would take a team of 50 to 60 security professionals to do manually. Moreover, the speed and precision with which Darktrace identifies genuinely threatening activity exceeds any human capability,” commented Richard Jenkins, Head of Information Risk Management, Cyber Security and Governance, at the International Baccalaureate.

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