Darktrace formally partners with Microsoft to combat security challenges

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News Article
4 June 2021

NETprotocol’s preferred partner for Cyber AI security – Darktrace, recently announced that it has joined forces with software giant Microsoft. The partnership provides mutual customers with enterprise-scale, self-learning AI that detects and autonomously responds to cyber-threats.

Microsoft has become an integral part of any modern day IT infrastructure, having powered the global shift to remote working over the last 12 months. With this shift however came severe security challenges.

This collaboration amplifies Darktrace’s self-learning artificial intelligence for cyber security within Microsoft environments, including Microsoft 365 and cloud applications like Azure Sentinel. As organisations and workforces across the globe increasingly rely on cloud infrastructure and virtual collaboration tools, the partnership ensures that attacks can be thwarted by Microsoft’s solutions together with Darktrace’s autonomous Cyber AI technology.

The partnership between Microsoft and Darktrace provides enhanced security across multi-platform and multi-cloud environments, automates threat investigations, and enables teams to prioritise strategic tasks that matter.

The two organisations are collaborating to help organisations in a number of critical areas:

  • Cyber AI email security: Antigena Email, which uses Darktrace’s autonomous response technology to stop the most advanced email threats, is now hosted on Microsoft Azure and listed on Microsoft Azure Marketplace.

  • Simplified and streamlined security workflows: Darktrace now integrates seamlessly with Azure Sentinel, with a bespoke Workbook allowing users to send and visualize Darktrace threat alerts and automated threat investigation reports inside Sentinel.

  • Seamless data integration: Darktrace one-click integrations allow users to connect Darktrace’s AI detection capabilities to Microsoft Defender for endpoint.

Clare Barclay, CEO, Microsoft UK, said:

“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.”

Poppy Gustafsson, CEO, Darktrace comments:

“I am proud to be partnering with Microsoft, bringing Darktrace’s Cyber AI and autonomous response into joint customer environments. Everywhere Microsoft runs, Darktrace secures.”