Samsung SDS partners with Darktrace to develop cyber offerings for Internet Of Things

Darktrace, enterprise cyber threat defense software vendor, announced Tuesday that Samsung SDS, part of Samsung Group, has become a regional partner. This follows the company’s recent investment in Darktrace.

In addition to being a reseller and distributor of Darktrace’s Enterprise Immune System technology, the two companies will work together to develop cyber security solutions for Internet of Things technologies, including connected devices. Darktrace can identify new, emerging threats within computer networks in real time including insider attacks, ransomware, machine-based attacks, and unknown threat scenarios.

Samsung SDS’s agreement with Darktrace strengthens the relationship between the two companies and will speed up the rollout of Darktrace’s Enterprise Immune System technology.

Cyber security threats are on the rise globally, and as attacks become more sophisticated, it is obvious that legacy approaches to the problem aren’t working. Darktrace uses advanced mathematics and has adopted a machine learning approach based on the human immune system to meet the challenge of detecting cyber threats before they can have a crippling effect.

Without using rules or signatures, Darktrace has the ability to understand the ‘pattern of life’ of every device, user and network within an organization, and defends against evolving threats that bypass all other systems. Various corporations adopt Darktrace’s self-learning technology in sectors including energy and utilities, financial services, telecommunications, healthcare, manufacturing, retail and transportation.

Darktrace is headquartered in Cambridge, UK and San Francisco, with global offices including New York, Auckland, London, Milan, Mumbai, Paris, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto and Washington D.C.

“Samsung is one of the world’s leading technology companies, and we are thrilled to be collaborating with them on developing an approach to securing next-generation technologies such as connected devices,” said Nicole Eagan, CEO of Darktrace. “As we seek to extend our presence in Asia, Samsung’s support will be valuable.”

“Darktrace’s immune system approach to the ever-increasing challenge of cyber security stands out and provides an opportunity for Samsung SDS to introduce a new solution to customers,” said Sung Won Han, Vice President Samsung SDS Cyber Security. “We look forward to a long and fruitful relationship as we explore new collaborations.”

“Cyber security is an important topic for the United States and the Republic of Korea. It is critical that our two industries continue to cooperate closely to deploy the best technology and know-how to cope with fast-evolving cyber threats,” said Mark Lippert, United States Ambassador to the Republic of Korea.

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