Smarttech and Abtran first in Ireland to use cognitive computing in fight against cyber threats

Two and a half quintillion bytes of data are generated around the world every day. In fact, 90% of the world’s data has been created in the last two years alone. 
Smarttech and Abtran first in Ireland to use cognitive computing in fight against cyber threats

As companies are struggling to get to grips with data management, there is also an evolving challenge in regard to cyber security and organisations’ ability to secure vast quantities of data effectively.

Abtran, Ireland’s leading provider of customer and business process management services , have addressed this challenge head on.

Abtran has become the first company in Ireland to utilise cognitive computing in the form of IBM Watson with the help of their strategic security partners at

IBM Watson is the first technology to offer cognition of security data at scale using Watson's ability to reason and learn from "unstructured data".

IBM Watson for Cyber Security is designed to provide valuable insights into emerging threats and recommendations on how to effectively stop them, increasing the speed and capabilities of security professionals.

“Abtran deal with massive amounts of data on a daily basis and security is at the heart of everything we touch. Much of that data is unstructured: documents, social media content and other information that does not reside in conventional databases and it can’t be parsed by traditional algorithms or machine analysis. Using IBM Watson for Cyber Security allows Abtran to stay ahead of the curve when securing this data and ensuring our customers and their data stay safe.”, says Martin Leahy, CTO Abtran.

IBM Watson for cybersecurity has changed how information security professionals defend against attacks by blending human-generated security knowledge with more traditional security data.

“Cognitive intelligence brings meaning to data through human-like understanding of natural language queries. With the help of IBM Watson, Smarttech deliver managed security services to provide real-time analysis of an organisation’s entire network system and a deeper visibility across the entire IT infrastructure through our Security Operations Centre.“, adds Ronan Murphy CEO Smarttech.

Abtran is Ireland’s leading provider of customer and business process management services, employing 2,300 people globally, across Ireland, the UK and Asia. Established in 1997, the company has a proven capability in delivering transformative customer service solutions.

Abtran works across highly regulated markets and is a specialist provider of services across Government, Transport, Utilities and Financial Services. For more information, visit

Smarttech is a wholly owned Irish leading cybersecurity business. Smarttech provide a critical service to its customers helping them to stay safe from cybercrime around the clock.

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