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Darktrace AI is Cyber ‘Guard Dog’ for Fast-Growing Restaurant Franchise


Darktrace, the world’s leading cyber AI company, has today announced that Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, one of America’s favorite restaurant chains, has implemented Darktrace as its go-to security solution for detecting and responding to advanced attacks and insider threats.

Based in Wichita, Kansas, Freddy’s has over 375 locations across the U.S. and Dubai and is rapidly expanding, with the company ranked the ‘Best Franchise to Buy’ by Forbes in 2019. The security team needed to ensure the business could grow uninterrupted by cyber incidents, while at the same time safe-guarding customer data – maintaining Freddy’s reputation as a trusted brand amongst its loyal customers.

“It’s no secret that the restaurant industry runs on lean operations. We are responsible for every dollar that a Guest gives us for our food and need to be good stewards of those funds. Darktrace’s AI allows us to gain an understanding of everything going on within our digital enterprise so that we can mitigate any emerging threats without having to invest a ton of operating capital,” commented Sean Thompson, IT Director at Freddy’s.

Powered by unsupervised machine learning, Darktrace’s cyber AI marks a fundamental shift in the ability for organizations of all sizes to protect their critical data and systems. Armed with AI-powered detection, investigation, and response, even strained security teams can now keep pace with an ever-evolving threat landscape.

Sean Thompson continued: “Darktrace is our security guard dog – it is able to monitor our network 24/7, even when we can’t. We see enterprise security as an extension of how we serve our Guests. It’s critical that Guest data remains secure and that our restaurants remain operational. By implementing Darktrace, we are able to keep our entire infrastructure protected and the business running smoothly.”

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