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Blue Turtle offers innovative solution for emerging cyber threats with Darktrace partnership

Johannesburg & Cambridge, UK, 08 Oct 2015
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Blue Turtle Technologies, a leading security solutions provider, and Darktrace, the leader in Enterprise Immune System technology, have announced a strategic partnership to deliver Darktrace's award-winning cyber defence technology to the South African market.

Acknowledged for its expertise in providing best-in-class technology management solutions, Blue Turtle offers carefully selected world-leading products to enhance the performance and efficiency of its customers' digital environment. Partnering with Darktrace allows it to strengthen its cyber security defence platform and deliver the self-learning Enterprise Immune System to its customers, enabling them to detect advanced cyber threats that pass undetected through traditional perimeter defence solutions.

Darktrace's innovative technology is based on unsupervised machine learning and mathematics developed at the University of Cambridge. The Enterprise Immune System monitors large volumes of data within networks on a 24/7 basis and 'learns' the pattern of life for every device, individual user and network. In achieving this understanding of an organisation's 'self', Darktrace can spot new, emerging behaviours that fall outside this pattern of normality. Users benefit from an unparalleled visibility of their network, are able to address any rising issues early and take proactive measures to mitigate the risk.

"As disruptive cyber attacks are becoming more effective at breaching security defences, our partnership with Darktrace can provide great benefits to the southern Africa market. Darktrace's immune system approach assists large organisations and government bodies in detecting behavioural anomalies in real-time, allowing organisations to take timely action," said Ronnie Koch, Infrastructure Security Architect at Blue Turtle. "By detecting them earlier, they are able to protect themselves against advanced attacks and data compromises from within the network."

"We are delighted to be working with Blue Turtle and extend the Enterprise Immune System to the South African market," said Nick Trim, Managing Director EMEA at Darktrace. "Darktrace's self-learning technology and unique approach to tackling sophisticated cyber threats helps organisations build resilient defence strategies and protect their reputation in an increasingly complex threat landscape."

Blue Turtle

Blue Turtle Technologies provides solutions for optimising, enhancing and leveraging existing IT investment, and supporting the cost-effective delivery of new technology initiatives. With experience from mainframe to desktop, Blue Turtle delivers solutions for the effective management of IT infrastructures employing innovative software products, backed by 'best-practice' implementation services. Blue Turtle's strategy leverages 'best-in-class' software products brought together from leading international and South African software providers to deliver compelling and cost-effective technology management solutions to customers. For more information:


Named 'Technology Pioneer' by the World Economic Forum, Darktrace is one of the world's leading cyber threat defence companies. Its Enterprise Immune System technology detects previously unidentified threats in real-time, powered by machine learning and mathematics developed at the University of Cambridge, which analyse the behaviour of every device, user and network within an organisation. Some of the world's largest corporations rely on Darktrace's self-learning appliance in sectors including energy and utilities, financial services, telecommunications, healthcare, manufacturing, retail and transportation. The company was founded in 2013 by leading machine learning specialists and government intelligence experts, and is headquartered in Cambridge, UK and San Francisco, including offices in Auckland, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, London, Los Angeles, Milan, Mumbai, New York, Paris, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto and Washington DC.

Darktrace Media Contacts

David Whiting
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Editorial contacts
Martyn Healy (+27) 11 206 5600
Blue Turtle Technologies Ronnie Koch (+27) 11 206 5600
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