A consumer goods giant has signed a $1 million deal with Cambridge-based cyber security company Darktrace.

The company was not named for security reasons.

It has deployed Darktrace's Enterprise Immune System to protect against zero-days, ransomware and stealthy insider and trust attacks.

The self-learning technology developed by Cambridge University mathematicians automatically detects and takes action against threats.

"As the volume and sophistication of cyber-attacks has increased exponentially, companies of all sizes and across all sectors are turning to immune system technologies for cyber defence,” Nick Trim, managing director EMEA at Darktrace, said.

"We have seen unprecedented demand for the Enterprise Immune System as the world's first comprehensive AI platform for cyber security."