Irwin Mitchell Selects Darktrace to Deliver Best-of-Class Cyber Security

Leading UK Law Firm Uses Enterprise Immune System For Early Threat

CAMBRIDGE, England–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Darktrace, the leader in Enterprise Immune System technology, has
announced that one of the largest UK law firms, Irwin Mitchell LLP, has
deployed Darktrace’s award-winning technology to take advantage of one
of the most advanced mathematical cyber defence solutions in the market.

Irwin Mitchell, a top 20 UK law firm, has 11 offices and employs over
2,400 people across the country. As a ‘full service’ law firm, it
delivers a wide range of private client and business legal services to
private individuals, businesses, charities, institutions and
organisations. With a reputation for excellence and innovation, it is
also the recipient of numerous industry awards.

Dedicated to protecting the integrity of its data systems and
particularly safeguarding client information, Irwin Mitchell has been
proactive in looking for solutions to defend against advanced cyber
threats. It selected Darktrace’s Enterprise Immune System technology
following a four-week Proof of Value period, due to Darktrace’s unique
ability to detect emerging anomalous behaviours across its network, and
help spot potential cyber-threats that bypass traditional security

Based on unsupervised machine learning and probabilistic mathematics
developed at the University of Cambridge, the Enterprise Immune System
is capable of learning ‘normal’ and ‘abnormal’ activity by modelling the
behaviours of each user, device and network. Without ‘a priori’
knowledge or rules, the self-learning Enterprise Immune System is
capable of detecting subtle deviations from this ‘norm’ and constantly
refines its learning, in order to stay up to date with a fast-moving
corporate environment. Thanks to Darktrace’s intuitive Threat Visualizer
interface, which provides 100% visibility of the entire network, various
groups within Irwin Mitchell can easily draw value from this unique
intelligence data, investigate potential incidents and even replay
events of concern.

“Darktrace allows us to demonstrate that we are on top of incident
management: we are monitoring, we are alerting, we are investigating –
and not just small areas of our network, but all of our network,” said
Mark Vivian, Head of IT Security at Irwin Mitchell. “It’s a game changer
for us to be able to see threats early or as they are happening. It
allows us to take control of a situation.”

“We are proud to be working with an innovative firm like Irwin Mitchell,
which is leading its sector to ensure proactive cyber defence,” said
Nick Trim, Managing Director EMEA, Darktrace. “Darktrace’s self-learning
approach is providing unique intelligence to firms across the legal
sector today, to help protect critical data, stay ahead of coming
regulation and boost client confidence in the integrity of their

About Darktrace

Named Technology Pioneer by The World Economic Forum 2015, 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

About Irwin Mitchell

Irwin Mitchell is a Top 20 law firm in the UK and amongst the top 50 in
Europe, operating out of 11 UK offices with a consulting office in
Middlesbrough. Irwin Mitchell currently employs over 2,400 members of
staff and has helped over 1 million clients in its 100-year history.

The Business Legal Services division is the fastest-growing area of the
firm, with an increasing number of global, national and regional
companies choosing to work with Irwin Mitchell. In 2012, it became one
of the first companies to be approved as an Alternative Business
Structure (ABS), allowing it to plan for growth and take advantage of
the opportunities created by the changing legal landscape.


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