Options, the leading provider of cloud-enabled managed services to the
global capital markets, has today announced its strategic partnership
with Darktrace, the world’s leading AI company for cyber defense.
The new partnership will optimize keys aspects of the firm’s data
analytics and threat detection capabilities in tandem with the
deployment of Darktrace’s Enterprise Immune System solution.
Darktrace is the world’s leading AI company for cyber defense. With
thousands of customers worldwide, the Enterprise Immune System is relied
on to detect and fight back against cyber-attacks in real time. The
self-learning AI protects the cloud, SaaS, corporate networks, IoT and
industrial systems against the full range of cyber-threats and
vulnerabilities, from insider threats and ransomware, to stealthy and
Darktrace will enhance security capabilities across Options’ most
demanding and performance-sensitive operations, further bolstering the
firm’s integrated, highly automated and intelligent security solution,
which includes both enterprise-level and VPN-enabled home networks,
web-filtering and WiFi integration services.
Today’s announcement follows recent news of Options’ managed
services record of excellence for industry accreditations. Options
has maintained a record of compliance excellence for industry standards
and best practices since its inception, being one of the first cloud
infrastructure providers in the industry to achieve the inaugural SOC 2
Type II certification in 2011.
Options’ Chief Security Officer, John
Gracey commented, “Part of what makes Options the leading provider
of cloud-enabled managed services is our ability to blend security,
compliance, best practice and state-of-the-art operations with the
latest advances in cyber intelligence, corporate networks and data
analytics systems. Darktrace’s innovative approach to cybersecurity and
ability to deliver adaptive, preventative and rapid-response AI
technology will not only complement and accelerate our existing managed
solutions but also play a key role in the development of
Options’ Security, Intelligence & Analytics product offering. We
are delighted to partner with Darktrace and look forward delivering
their market leading services to our clients.”
“From pure cloud environments to multi-cloud and SaaS applications,
organisations are rapidly evolving their infrastructures – but with this
comes a significant change in cyber security,” commented Andrew
Tsonchev, Director of Technology, Darktrace. “We are delighted about our
collaboration with Options to enable more forward-thinking organisations
to defend against emerging threats across all critical parts of the
About Options (www.options-it.com):
Technology is the leading provider of cloud-enabled managed services
to the global financial services sector. Founded in 1993, the
company began life as a hedge fund technology services provider. More
than a decade ago, the company made a strategic decision to become the
first provider to offer private cloud services to the financial sector.
Today over 200 firms globally leverage our award-winning front to back
office managed infrastructure: Managed
Applications and technology
consultancy services. Our clients include the leading global
investment banks, hedge funds, funds of funds, proprietary trading
firms, market makers, broker/dealers, private equity houses and
exchanges. Options was named among the UK’s leading growth companies in
the 2019, 2018 and 2017 Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league
table. In 2017, the firm received a growth
investment from private equity firm Bregal Sagemount.
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Darktrace is the world’s leading cyber AI company and the creator of
Autonomous Response technology.
Its self-learning AI is modelled on the human immune system and used by
over 3,000 organizations to protect against threats to the cloud, email,
IoT, networks and industrial systems. This includes insider threat,
industrial espionage, IoT compromises, zero-day malware, data loss,
supply chain risk and long-term infrastructure vulnerabilities.
The company has over 900 employees, 40 offices and headquarters in San
Francisco and Cambridge, UK. Every 3 seconds, Darktrace AI fights back
against a cyber-threat, preventing it from causing damage.