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Darktrace wins Microsoft UK’s Partner of the Year Award 2024

Darktrace, the cybersecurity company that uses AI to detect and respond to cyber-attacks, has won Microsoft UK’s Partner of the Year Award 2024.

Clare Barclay, CEO, Microsoft UK, said: “Huge congratulations to Darktrace CEO Poppy Gustafsson and the rest of the team.

“Our global collaboration with Darktrace has gone from strength to strength over the past year.

“I’ve personally been impressed by Darktrace’s innovative use of AI, their investments in cybersecurity, and their deep commitment to diversity and inclusion.”

Poppy Gustafsson said she was “absolutely thrilled” with the Award.

Darktrace’s suite of AI-powered tools uses machine learning models to identify and tackle cyber-attacks in real-time, monitoring network and email activity and detecting anomalies in patterns of behaviour.

Its tools are fully compatible with Microsoft Copilot for Security, thereby enabling companies to interrogate Darktrace’s rich security data using natural language processing. This helps speed up response times and investigations.

Entrepreneurial spirit

The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards recognise the outstanding achievements and innovations of Microsoft partners worldwide, celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit and social impact of partners which have applied Microsoft technologies most effectively.

There are several categories with winners for each, and one overall winner.

Category: Microsoft UK Partner of the Year 2024
Winner: Darktrace

Category: Business Transformation for Copilot, Partner Innovation – Global System Integrator, Media and Telco and Retail and Consumer Goods
Winner: Accenture/Avanade

Category: Partner innovation – SMC-SI Empowering Customer Innovation
Winner: BDO Digital

Category: Security
Winner: BlueVoyant

Category: Social Impact – Sustainability Changemaker
Winner: EY

Category: Government
Winner: PwC

Category: Social Impact – Community Response
Winner: Simpsons Associates

Category: Modern Work – Converged Communications
Winner: Symity

Companies from more than 100 countries were invited to enter the 2024 Awards, which included new awards in the Business Transformation category: ‘AI Innovation’ and ‘Copilot’; a new ‘Partner Innovation’ category; and new awards in the ‘Solution Area’ and ‘Industry’ categories.

Microsoft holds the Partner of the Year Awards to highlight the importance of partnerships that enable digital transformation, growth and innovation, and to highlight partner organisations that use technology in an inclusive, trusted, sustainable and equitable way.

Read more about the 2024 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards here.