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Posted at 27/1/2023 11:54 by halfpenny
You all miss the real challenge and Dark failures..

More and more effective Cyber solutions have been delivered by Microsoft and Apple thereby reducing the need to use DarkTrace with very very expensive solutions which does reduce the Risk of Attach.

Sad story for Darktrace who are even not worth taking over with poor Products relative to other competitors who have superior products and services.

Dark seen falling below 200p towards 150p, see charts..Risky at these levels !!

Posted at 12/1/2023 08:34 by drk1
Berenberg still v. bullish..............

"Darktrace is a multi-year ‘buy’ for Berenberg
Berenberg is looking past the latest setback at Darktrace (DARK) after the cybersecurity firm’s shares tumbled on news of a slump in new customer wins.

Analyst Benjamin May retained his ‘buy’ recommendation and target price of 600p on the stock, believing it was still a ‘multi-year pick’.

The shares plunged 14.6%, or 43p, to 250.5p, fractionally above their April 2021 flotation price of 250p, taking their 12-month decline to 40%.

The latest selloff came after a half-year trading statement in which Darktrace cut its revenue forecast, saying prospective customers were more reluctant to run product trials in the worsening economic environment, sending its shares below their 2021 listing price.

It expected its constant currency annual recurring revenue (ARR) to increase between 29% and 31.5% in the year to 30 June, down from its previous forecast of 31% to 34%.

‘This was due to a combination of economic worries and spill-over fears after cybersecurity bellwether Crowdstrike guided in late November to elongations in mid-market sales cycles and a possible impact on annual recurring revenue growth,’ he said.

‘Ultimately, the company is in a strong position both in the short and long term,’ he said."

Posted at 19/12/2022 16:47 by drk1
and as the share price hits an all time low, this analysis from seeking alpha, may provide a degree of comfort. ;-)

hTtps://seekingalpha.com/article/4565234-darktrace-stock-available-attractive-price-now

Posted at 14/11/2022 08:30 by the chairman elect
London listed Darktrace / LSE:DARK - Sees Strong Demand for PREVENT Products as Organizations Seek Proactive Cyber Security Solutions

· New data commissioned by Darktrace shows almost two-thirds of organizations do not have high confidence in identifying their greatest vulnerabilities

· 81% believe AI technology would help them to automate their security posture

Cambridge, UK - Monday, November 14, 2022 - Darktrace, a global leader in cyber security artificial intelligence (AI), today announced strong demand for its new Darktrace PREVENT ™ product family as organizations seek to prevent cyber-attacks, rather than waiting for breaches to happen. In the three months since PREVENT became generally available in August 2022 , Darktrace has seen the longest list of customer opt-ins than for any product launch in its history.

New data commissioned by Darktrace from International Data Corporation (IDC), a global market intelligence firm, shows that almost two-thirds of organizations do not have high confidence in identifying their greatest vulnerabilities or weaknesses, leaving them exposed to attack.[1] 81% of organizations surveyed stated that AI insights would help them to automate their security posture. This comes as global economic losses due to cyber-crime per year are estimated at $6 trillion and are forecast to rise to $10.5 trillion by 2025.[2] Darktrace PREVENT offers a predictive and preventative approach for tackling cyber-threats and business risk by using AI to 'think like an attacker,' finding pathways to an organization's most critical assets from inside and outside. It is the third product area in Darktrace's delivery of its Cyber AI LoopTM, the industry-first set of always-on AI capabilities that work together to optimize an organization's state of security through a continuous feedback loop.

In the three months since August, customers across all major industries have purchased PREVENT, including, but not limited to:

· ProPhase Diagnostics, a NASDAQ-listed BioTech company based in the U.S.

· Sellen Construction, a leading construction company in the U.S.

· Rudin Management, one of the largest privately owned real estate companies in New York City

· Direct Federal Credit Union, a U.S. credit union serving tens of thousands of members

Other new PREVENT customers include a UK-based housing provider with over 50,000 customers, an international manufacturing and distribution company operating across 100+ countries and a U.S. hospital facility with 700+ employees, among others. All of the PREVENT customers announced today already use Darktrace DETECT ™ or RESPOND ™ , or both of these capabilities, creating a technology ecosystem which continuously learns from the threat landscape as it enhances protections, pre-empts threats and hardens security.

Commenting on his company's use of Darktrace PREVENT, Sergio Miralles, EVP, Chief Information Officer at ProPhase Diagnostics, said : "As a BioTech business with many divisions providing vital healthcare testing services to tens of thousands of customers every day, ensuring that our IT environment is secure is absolutely critical. Darktrace is a staple product for us. One of the first questions we ask ourselves when deploying or developing any new IT programmes is how we can make sure that Darktrace can monitor the stack and ensure they have full visibility of our activities. Historically, that meant they had all the information to defend us against attacks when they happened, but now through the addition of PREVENT, they are also able to proactively shore up our defences before we encounter any breaches. Darktrace's technology is something we can't live without and the ROI has been more than we ever expected."

Commenting on the customer announcements made today, Poppy Gustafsson OBE, CEO at Darktrace, said: "The potential of PREVENT is clear as we see it reflected in the longest list of customer opt-ins for any product launched in Darktrace's history. This technology is making the job of the attacker much harder as it arms security teams with unprecedented, AI-powered tools, which can pre-empt even the most complex cyber-attacks. It represents a fundamental shift in cyber-security, putting security teams on the front foot as they seek to protect their organizations and build cyber resilience."

Commenting on the research, Chris Kissel, Research Director at the International Data Corporation (IDC), the premier global provider of market intelligence for the IT, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets, said: "As organizations contend with an increasingly complex set of cyber security challenges, a reactive approach does not go far enough. CISOs are starting to look at cyber security just like any other operational risk and are turning to a more proactive approach that pre-empts cyber-attacks before they happen, rather than waiting to be breached. It is clear that organizations must adopt a preventative approach and will be increasingly reliant on AI to do so."

Commenting on the geopolitical and macroeconomic environment, Amber Rudd, Former UK Home Secretary and member of Darktrace's Advisory Board,said: "Cyber security risks are one of the most pressing but least well understood risks organizations face today. As the geopolitical landscape becomes more fractious and the world continues on a path of rapid digital transformation, businesses are facing a greater, more complex set of cyber security challenges than ever before - and these are constantly evolving. The predicted global economic losses resulting from cyber disruption are significant. Being proactive requires organizations to understand what their weaknesses are and proactively address these before attackers take advantage. It's exciting to see how Darktrace PREVENT can help organizations to build their cyber resilience in the face of this evolving landscape and against a backdrop of global economic uncertainty."

Commenting on the global cyber security landscape, Alan Wade, Former CIO, US Central Intelligence Agency. President, Wade Associates Inc, said: "There's no question that the next stage of innovation in cyber security must improve the ability to predict and prevent threats from highly organized, and increasingly sophisticated, cyber criminals. The need for this capability is felt even more acutely at a time of escalating geopolitical conflict and when skilled cyber technologists are in short supply. Demand for Darktrace PREVENT clearly reflects a more determined focus among CISOs on solutions that empower them to be proactive and to take action before their systems are breached. It's a game-changer."

Notes to Editors

Read more about proactive security here from Max Heinemeyer, Darktrace's Chief Product Officer: ' What I Learned from My Life as an Ethical Hacker: Prevention is Everything'.

Please see below for additional quotes from Darktrace PREVENT customers:

"For us, it's a huge game changer. We see a substantial ROI in having the tools and capabilities. For us, we've never really had this in a delivery mechanism that was this easy to use." - Mike Sherwood, Chief Innovation Officer at City of Las Vegas

"I like the fact that PREVENT is continuously looking for assets that live outside of our internal IT environment. With PREVENT constantly doing vulnerability testing on our behalf, I don't need worry about missing something - that is very reassuring. It is well worth the cost." - Jim Webber, Vice President of Information Technology at Direct Federal Credit Union, a U.S. credit union serving tens of thousands of members

"We know that the bad guys are gaining knowledge every day. We need to as well. And I think that this proactive approach we're gaining with Darktrace's PREVENT is a requirement now. I don't think it is just an option." - James Davies, Director of IT at Ongweoweh, a Native-American owned supply chain services company

"At Vixxo, the Darktrace ecosystem provides a true feedback loop between the different components of the Darktrace product set that we are using. By introducing PREVENT into our ecosystem, we've been able to identify assets that we previously thought business units had retired." - Klint Price, Head of Technology & Cybersecurity at Vixxo, a facilities management company covering the U.S. and Canada

About Darktrace

Darktrace (DARK.L), a global leader in cyber security artificial intelligence, delivers complete AI-powered solutions in its mission to free the world of cyber disruption. Breakthrough innovations from the Darktrace Cyber AI Research Centre in Cambridge, UK and its R&D centre in The Hague, The Netherlands have resulted in over 115 patent applications filed and significant research published to contribute to the cyber security community. Darktrace's technology continuously learns and updates its knowledge of 'you' for an organization and applies that understanding to achieve an optimal state of cyber security. It is delivering the first ever Cyber AI Loop, fueling a continuous end-to-end security capability that can autonomously prevent, detect, and respond to novel, in-progress threats in real time. Darktrace employs over 2,100 people around the world and protects over 7,700 organizations globally from advanced cyber-threats. It was named one of TIME magazine's 'Most Influential Companies' in 2021.

Posted at 17/9/2022 17:17 by steveberyl
CE considers TB walked because Dark wanted too much, you say TB walked because of `Accounts errors` Whatever turns out to be correct version it is impossible to remove the ML Stigma, that will remain with Dark, forever.

Dark are fortunate that Institutions have so far ignored the, ML Stigma, and remained supporting Dark, which in itself is odd.

Institutions normally run a mile from any and all accusations of fraud, remember how close ML and his Wife were at the launch stage, lets see how loyal they remain.

I agree with posters who say this is a Dead cat bounce and £2 will be visited at some stage, perhaps dropping further when it is seen Dark do not comply with Biden EO. My position now? I held some `free` Dark hoping for a bid, now sold out. GLA who remain.

Posted at 01/9/2022 17:42 by steveberyl
Anybody taken the time to work out what has attracted Thoma Bravo to Darktrace ?

Where are Darktrace’s offices?
Darktrace has offices in Cambridge, Greater London, Greater Manchester, Atlanta and in 36 other locations. How many offices does Darktrace have? Darktrace has 45 offices.

!,600 employees Mkt Cap £3.4Bn

imho, currently being left behind by even some Mickey Mouse outfits.

Thoma Bravo themselves have no interest in Cyber Security from a Retail point of view. They buy strategic stakes, generally. In this case TB Gone for the whole SHEBANG. WHY??

Obvious, TB other asset`s DA & Venafi get a foot in the door of many new customers and more important, the Manpower to progress the ambitions of DA & Venafi when they amalgamate with Dark.

The fun starts there, TB, who already own Venafi, 100% then approach Tern to buy the % of Device Authority they dont already own. TB a wholly, Venture Capital outfit, would own Venafi & Darktrace completely & a small % of Device Authority.


Bidding War ERUPT`s for the most `White labelled` Cyber Security Product in USA

Posted at 22/8/2022 05:08 by rocketblast
This week there should be more news on the offer for Dark which sone say should head towards £10.
The Darktrace most recent report demonstrated concrete growth. Thomas Bravo’s takeover decision, with a deadline of 12 September, should have a significant impact on the share price. With FY22 results due on 8 September, this will be a great few days for the Darktrace share price.
The company has performed well this year. Its presence in the industry has expanded considerably. Also, its product development and sales strategy is bearing lots of fruit. With notable growth prospects, I’ll be looking to continue to add Darktrace shares to my portfolio. I also expect other bids to come in within the next few days well before the results on 8th September… The value of Darktrace will be driven by competitors seeing the value and prospects that align with their goals. We could see a substantial gain to the current share price. The future is Bright!!

Posted at 20/8/2022 18:30 by the chairman elect
More press coverage coming out over the w/e including in the Telegraph [see extract below]



Many analysts argue Darktrace looks like a good deal to a private equity investor with plenty of dry powder. “It is still very cheap and still very below normal take out valuations,” says Alex Henderson, an analyst at Needham, which has a £10 price target on the company.

One investor puts a price tag of £8 per share, a little under £6bn overall, as the minimum Darktrace’s board should consider. Analysts Stifel estimate a takeover bid will come in at between £5.85 and £7.15. News of Thoma Bravo’s interest sent Darktrace’s share price surging 30pc this week to give it an overall value of £3.85bn.

Investors in Darktrace claim it is just another example of the London Stock Exchange failing to fairly value tech companies against their US peers, a personal bugbear of Lynch who believed Autonomy was rated too cheaply by the City.

“This just highlights the problem with investors on the London Stock Exchange who chronically undervalue growth companies,” says Hussein Kanji, an early investor in Darktrace at Hoxton Ventures.

Thoma Bravo’s interest could flush out further bidders. City sources cite Vista Equity Partners, a $93bn investor in the software sector, as a possible rival to Thoma Bravo. Vista declined to comment.

Tech giants could also look to combine Darktrace with their own technology. “If I were a strategic buyer like Cisco or Palo Alto Networks this would be a nice fit,” says Needham’s Henderson.

Analysts at Stifel add that “being private might actually be the better situation for Darktrace”. They write that ties to Autonomy have “prevented a number of public market investors” from buying the stock. One investor speculates Thoma Bravo could ultimately relist it in the US at a higher valuation.

Posted at 20/8/2022 07:26 by rocketblast
The Darktrace most recent report demonstrated concrete growth. Thomas Bravo’s takeover decision, with a deadline of 12 September, should have a significant impact on the share price. With FY22 results due on 8 September, this will be a great few days for the Darktrace share price.
The company has performed well this year. Its presence in the industry has expanded considerably. Also, its product development and sales strategy is bearing lots of fruit. With notable growth prospects, I’ll be looking to continue to add Darktrace shares to my portfolio. I also expect other bids to come in within the next few days well before the results on 8th September… The value of Darktrace will be driven by competitors seeing the value and prospects that align with their goals. We could see a substantial gain to the current share price. The future is Bright!!

Posted at 16/8/2022 08:07 by halfpenny
DARK looking bright. An Example of Thoma Bravo purchasing power for PING. “ The offer represents a premium of approximately 63% over Ping Identity's closing share price” this makes DARK £6.50 at todays undervalued share price. Dark is at a low current value so I would expect a higher premium hence £8-£10 plus. BIDDING WAR is very likely.
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