NEC Names Robust Intelligence as the AI Security Partner for New Generative AI Business Strategy


SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 20, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Robust Intelligence, the leading end-to-end AI security company, announced it had been selected as the AI security partner for NEC’s new large language model (LLM). As part of the agreement, Robust Intelligence will automatically test and validate NEC’s industry and business-specific foundation models to assess risk according to global standards.

AI security is a top concern for security leaders. This is an unmanaged risk in most companies, as any number of distributed teams may have started to develop and deploy AI-powered applications. This risk is heightened for generative models as they are not fully understood and outputs are typically passed to users immediately. In Team8’s 2023 CISO Village Survey, 48% of executives cited AI security as their most acute problem, the highest of any category.

NEC set out to solve these challenges by making AI security a cornerstone of its new generative AI business strategy. The company aims to empower its customers worldwide with a safe and reliable enterprise-ready generative AI offering tailored to their industry and use case. Moreover, NEC will focus on developing specialized models for driving the transformation of business and promoting the use of generative AI from individual companies to entire industries through managed API services.

The partnership between Robust Intelligence and NEC will give enterprises the confidence to use generative models developed by NEC in their applications. LLM risk assessments will be generated based on continuous validation, in which models and data are subjected to hundreds of automated tests to ensure AI security and regulatory standards are met.

“Generative AI will undoubtedly be transformative to businesses across a wide variety of industries. However, to take advantage of such benefits, leaders need a way to secure AI systems without stifling innovation,” explained Yaron Singer, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Robust Intelligence. “We’re excited to expand our partnership with NEC to provide validation and risk assessments for its enhanced models, and thereby help customers to adopt safe and powerful AI.”

To learn more about Robust Intelligence’s comprehensive AI security solution and the partnership with NEC, visit the company’s website at

About Robust Intelligence

Robust Intelligence is the leader in end-to-end AI security. The company’s platform protects models in real time with AI Firewall and automates testing and compliance across the AI lifecycle through continuous validation. This combined approach enables Robust Intelligence to proactively manage risk for any model type and gives organizations the confidence to unleash the true potential of AI. The company is backed by Sequoia Capital and Tiger Global, and trusted by leading companies including JPMorgan Chase, ADP, Cisco, Tokio Marine, NEC, Deloitte, and the U.S. Department of Defense.

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