Vectra (R); Networks is the leader in automated threat management solutions for the real-time detection of in-progress cyber attacks. The company’s solution automatically correlates threats against hosts that are under attack and provides unique context about what attackers are doing so organizations can quickly prevent or mitigate loss. Vectra prioritizes attacks that pose the greatest business risk, enabling organizations to make rapid decisions on where to focus time and resources. Vectra was named Dark Reading’s Best of Black Hat 2016 “Most Innovative Emerging Company” and the American Business Awards also selected Vectra as the Gold Award winner for Tech Startup of 2015. Vectra investors include Khosla Ventures, Accel Partners, IA Ventures, AME Cloud Ventures and DAG Ventures. The company’s headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., and it its European regional headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. The Vectra X-series platform combines learning, automated analysis, and prioritized reporting to detect malware and advanced cyber attacks as they happen and anticipate the attacker’s next move in real time so it can be stopped. Vectra’s Threat Certainty Index™ automatically displays the more significant threats in real time, based on contextual scoring. Priorities are updated, so organizations can focus on the attacks that pose the greatest, most immediate risk. The Vectra software is easy to use and works on all operating systems, applications, and devices. The Vectra cloud service automatically updates platforms to detect new attack behaviors. In 2016 Vectra announced the industry’s first comprehensive approach to detect backdoors embedded in network infrastructure including firewalls, servers, routers and switches, found at the heart of private enterprise data centers and public clouds. The use of backdoors in network infrastructure devices is well-documented, dating back to the late-1990s, through the early- and mid-2000s, including the Snowden revelations in 2013, and with more recent incidents making headlines in 2016. Vectra is the first to deliver technology that reveals the existence of backdoors, rootkits or attacks emanating from trusted infrastructure.

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