Tech Data Partners with Deep Instinct to Provide Deep Learning that Thwarts Cyberattacks

Deep learning cybersecurity solution provides 100 percent prevention rate when a new virus or malware code is released.

CLEARWATER, Fla. (May 15, 2019)Tech Data (Nasdaq: TECD) today announced it has partnered with Deep Instinct, the first company to apply an end-to-end, deep learning framework purpose-built for cybersecurity. The deep learning cybersecurity platform provides enhanced protection by accurately predicting harmful known and unknown cyberattacks, terminating execution and preventing any possible damage. Through this partnership, Tech Data will offer Deep Instinct’s product line to customers in the U.S., Canada and Latin America.

“We believe artificial-intelligence (AI)-based deep learning tools are the next wave in advanced cyber protection,” said Alex Ryals, vice president of security solutions, Americas, at Tech Data. “Because these tools are autonomous and constantly learning, not only do they require fewer updates— but unlike typical machine learning tools, they also require no additional human intervention and feature engineering, which helps lower support and management costs. Providing options like Deep Instinct to our customers allows them to be on the cutting edge of security, while enabling them to concentrate on growing their businesses.”

Deep learning methods are based on the layers used in artificial neural networks and are modeled after how the human brain learns. Deep Instinct’s deep neural network learns to predict and prevent all types of cyber threats, both file-based and file-less, and its prediction capabilities become instinctive. As a result, both known and first-seen malware and advanced persistent threat (APT) attacks are predicted and prevented in zero time. The deep-learning-based model also achieves a much higher detection rate and lower false positive rate for new files, when compared with the best machine learning solutions available.

Deep Instinct is delivered with unmatched accuracy and speed anywhere in an enterprise ecosystem, leveraging the power of deep learning’s predictive capabilities to offer multi-layer protection across all endpoints, servers, mobile devices and operating systems (Windows, macOS, Android and ChromeOS). According to tests conducted by SE Labs, Deep Instinct had a 100 percent prevention and interception rate when a new virus or malware code was released, without interfering with system performance.

“Deep Instinct prevents cyber threats that others can’t find, and our deep-learning-based solutions are the only way security teams can prepare for both known and unknown cyber threats,” said Guy Caspi, CEO, at Deep Instinct. “As we embark on new routes to our market through this partnership, we trust Tech Data’s knowledge and ability to expand the reach of our offerings to security teams across the globe.”

Deep Instinct works with currently deployed products without interruption and is self-contained on endpoints so that it doesn’t need a network connection or human intervention to work. The solution also comes with a dashboard that allows technical teams to review and manage forensic events that have been prevented.

“We are excited by the prospect of Tech Data bringing AI-based deep learning tools to support security,” said Yuda Saydun, president of CyVent, an AI-driven solution provider and Tech Data channel partner. “Our customers are always looking for the best, most advanced solutions to support their security needs and based on what we have seen from Deep Instinct, our customers are going to appreciate the value this solution will bring to their organizations.”

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About Deep Instinct

Deep Instinct is the first company to apply deep learning to cybersecurity. Deep learning is inspired by the brain’s ability to learn. Once a brain learns to identify an object, its identification becomes second nature. Similarly, as Deep Instinct’s artificial deep neural network brain learns to prevent any type of cyber threat, its prediction capabilities become instinctive. As a result, any kind of malware, known and new, first-seen malware, zero-days, ransomware and APT attacks from any kind are predicted and prevented in zero time with unmatched accuracy and speed anywhere in the enterprise—Network, EPP, Mobile—enabling a multi layered protection. To learn more, visit: