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Cyber AI Defends Phoenix Pharmahandel’s Patient Contacts from Falsified Medicines


CAMBRIDGE, UK – Thursday November 22, 2018 – Darktrace, the world’s leading AI company for cyber defence has today announced that Phoenix Pharmahandel, the second largest pharmaceutical wholesaler in Europe, has deployed cyber AI to protect the organisation’s data from trust attacks and insider threat.


Operating 164 distribution centres, across 27 countries and with 36,000 employees, the pharmaceutical trading giant had growing concerns about the threat from insiders across its large and dispersed workforce. By deploying Darktrace across both their IT and OT systems, Phoenix Pharmahandel now has unprecedented visibility across its entire digital estate. The organization is using this visibility to monitor compliance and improve its infrastructure. 


Sven Milstein, Head of IT Operations & Service Delivery Management, revealed that Darktrace is protecting the 140,000,000 patients it serves from falsified medicines. With a vast, global supply chain, the organization must be able to trust the data that verifies packages, such as serial numbers, at every stage of the distribution process.


“We are seeing more and more attacks aiming to undermine data integrity. Not only jeopardising our reputation, but public safety’ commented Sven. ‘When it matters most, we can trust that Darktrace’s AI will spot subtle and stealthy attacks, allowing us to have full confidence in the medicines we deliver.”



About Darktrace


Darktrace is the world’s leading AI company for cyber defence. Created by mathematicians, the Enterprise Immune System uses machine learning and AI algorithms to detect and respond to cyber-threats across diverse digital environments, including cloud and virtualized networks, IoT and industrial control systems. The technology is self-learning and requires no set-up, identifying threats in real time, including zero-days, insiders and stealthy, silent attackers. Darktrace is headquartered in San Francisco and Cambridge, UK, and has over 33 offices worldwide.



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Last Updated: 04-Dec-2018