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Vectra Delivers First Security Platform that Thinks—to Automatically Detect and Report Cyberattacks at Every Phase of the Attack
|By Business Wire
|April 28, 2014 08:31 AM EDT
Networks, the leading innovator in real-time detection of
in-progress cyberattacks, today launched the X-series platform. The
Vectra platform is a “security platform that thinks,” providing
continuous real-time detection at every phase of a cyberattack. The
X-series platform automatically delivers prioritized actionable reports,
enabling organizations to effectively prioritize resources to stop
attacks or mitigate loss.
“Enterprises are overly dependent on blocking and prevention mechanisms
that are decreasingly effective against advanced attacks,” according to
Gartner in its February 12, 2014 report, Designing an Adaptive
Security Architecture for Protection from Advanced Attacks. The
report also states: “Information security doesn't have the continuous
visibility it needs to detect advanced attacks.”
Delivering a new class of advanced persistent threat detection
The Vectra X-series platform can detect attacks at every phase of a
persistent attack, regardless of how the attack enters an organization’s
network and the operating system, application or device being attacked.
Combining security research, data science and machine learning, the
X-series platform continuously monitors an organization’s network and
can detect an attack amidst the surrounding network chatter. The Vectra
X-series monitors traffic between users and both Internet services and
applications in the data center to detect attacks across a company’s
entire attack surface. The Vectra platform provides automated, intuitive
and prioritized reporting so security analysts can address the highest
business risks quickly, rather than spending valuable time sifting
through thousands of alerts.
“The user experience of Vectra is amazing,” said Sam Kamran, chief
information security officer of Riverbed Technologies (NASDAQ: RVBD),
the leader in Application Performance Infrastructure. “It is a product
designed for technical professionals, but it’s as intuitive as a
consumer product. When we need to know something, the Vectra platform
tells us without the noise of false positives. Vectra saves time and
protects us from the unknown.”
“Vectra addresses a real and very challenging problem for organizations
that receive too many security alarms, which become noise,” said Jon
Oltsik, principal analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group. "Vectra
differentiates real threats from noise, and as an attack intensifies,
the Vectra platform reports updates in real time.”
"Vectra delivers real-time insights into every stage of cyberattacks
with next-to-zero operational cost to our customers,” said Hitesh Sheth,
president and CEO of Vectra Networks. “We provide solutions that empower
IT organizations to make prioritized decisions to protect their
Dealing with the realities of modern cyberattacks
A recent report from the World Economic Forum and McKinsey & Company
notes that 80 percent of organizations surveyed reported that attackers’
capabilities were improving faster than the ability to defend against
them, and that escalating security concerns could slow the progress of
cloud computing and mobility initiatives.
“Organizations are starting to understand the value of hygiene,” said
Jane Lute, president and CEO of the Council on CyberSecurity and former
deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. “At the
Department of Homeland Security, we developed Continuous Diagnostics and
Mitigation, and what I like about Vectra is their ability to sit within
your network, detect anomalous behavior, recognize a risk quickly even
if it hasn’t been seen before, and enable mitigation in real time.”
The Vectra X-series platform
Features of the Vectra X-series platform include the following:
Simple to deploy – With a few simple instructions, the Vectra software
is ready to use.
Works for everything – Vectra identifies attacks on all operating
systems, applications and devices.
Continuous and real time – Vectra monitors nonstop and detects when
the attack starts, changes or subsides.
Another brain always helps – Machine learning and data science enable
Vectra to detect never-seen-before attacks across every phase of the
Intuitive adaptive reporting – The Vectra Threat Certainty Index™
built into the X-series platform automatically prioritizes the highest
risks to the organization.
Mobile-workforce friendly – Vectra detects threats carried into the
network on personal mobile devices that perimeter security systems
Price and availability
The Vectra X-series platform with a one-year algorithm subscription
starts at a list price of $55,000 and is available immediately.
About Vectra Networks
Vectra Networks is the leading innovator in real-time detection of
in-progress cyberattacks. Vectra delivers continuous automated
cyberattack detection and reporting that instantly identifies attacks
while they are happening and describes what the attacker is doing.
Vectra automatically prioritizes attacks that pose the greatest business
risk, enabling organizations to quickly make decisions on where to focus
their time and resources. Vectra Networks’ investors include Khosla
Ventures, IA Ventures and AME Cloud Ventures. The company’s headquarters
are in San Jose, Calif. More information can be found at www.vectranetworks.com.
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