Darktrace, a UK-based cyber threat defence company, on Thursday (21 January 2016) announced that it will be opening offices in Mumbai and Bangalore in India.
The move not only enables Darktrace to expand its footprint in the Asia Pacific region, but also supports India's Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's call for foreign investors to invest in India's thriving market when he visited the UK last November.
"Cyber security is critical for India to continue its sustained economic growth. Darktrace's solution is well-positioned to help companies understand and defend their digital environments, thanks to its unique, self-learning approach," said Sanjay Aurora, Managing Director of Darktrace APAC.
Powered by mathematics and machine learning developed at the University of Cambridge, the Darktrace Enterprise Immune System detects subtle changes in behaviour within computer networks. Unlike traditional approaches, Darktrace's 'immune system' monitors network traffic in real-time, without requiring prior knowledge or rules. This enables companies to spot the early indicators of external and insider threats before a crisis occurs.
According to Darktrace, demand for its solution has been strong. There are currently more than 250 organisations globally across a number of industries - including financial services, energy, pharmaceutical and manufacturing - using Darktrace's self-learning technology. Eighty of them are organisations in the Asia Pacific region.
Besides India, Darktrace has an office in Japan and Singapore, with the latter being its regional headquarters.
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