GlobalGuard combines AI and blockchain technology to help businesses fend off cyber attacks.

By Joe McDonough


Posted on March 14, 2018

In a world first, a cybersecurity ecosystem utilising artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain technology will be able to identify emerging email-borne cyber threats, and stop them instantaneously.

Australian company MailGuard — the world’s largest private Software as a Service (SaaS) email security firm — is developing GlobalGuard and has brought DigitalX on board as a corporate advisor.

DigitalX is a leading publicly listed ICO blockchain technology company.

“GlobalGuard will unite end-users, technology partners, cybercrime experts and vendors throughout the world on a living neural network, to identify and stop threats immediately. It is the next generation of cybersecurity and threat detection,” said DigitalX CEO Leigh Travers.

It is the next generation of cybersecurity and threat detection.

MailGuard services clients in 27 countries, and has partnerships with a host of high profile software providers including Microsoft.

“GlobalGuard will leverage the past 17 years of MailGuard threat data and IP, in combination with an artificially intelligent neural network, trained to detect cybersecurity threats,” said MailGuard CEO and founder Craig McDonald.

The AI algorithm used by GlobalGuard has been developed in collaboration with Deakin University in Melbourne.

“The world’s largest companies and governments cannot win the war on cybercrime by acting alone. GlobalGuard will be the mechanism for real-time collaboration on the Blockchain to correct the imbalance of online cybercriminals,” McDonald added.

GlobalGuard will be the mechanism for real-time collaboration on the Blockchain to correct the imbalance of online cybercriminals.

In an announcement to the ASX today, Travers said DigitalX’s collaboration with MailGuard will go a long way towards the goal of commercialising the GlobalGuard network.

“Blockchain technology and AI is the new frontier in the fight against cybercrime. DigitalX is pleased to be involved with this project as GlobalGuard will connect a network of collaborators to identify and thwart cyber threats instantaneously,” he said.