Vectra honored as winner of three Cyber Defense Magazine InfoSec Awards

March 5, 2019

Company praised for APT Detection and Response, Best AI/ML and Market-leading Cybersecurity AI

Vectra announced that the company has been named a winner in Cyber Defense Magazine’s annual InfoSec Awards. Cyber Defense Magazine celebrates its seventh year of honoring InfoSec leaders who leverage cutting-edge knowledge to solve problems in information security by evaluating companies and their products for the best security innovators.

Vectra was named a winner in three categories:

  • Editor's Choice Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) Detection and Response
  • Best Product Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Market Leader Cybersecurity Artificial Intelligence

“It is a great honor to be named a winner in three categories of Cyber Defense Magazine’s InfoSec Awards this year as this honor further highlights the value of our Cognito platform in using AI to detect and respond to cyberattacks in real time,” said Mike Banic, vice president of marketing, Vectra.

The Cognito platform is the industry-leading cybersecurity AI platform from Vectra that provides full visibility into cyberattacker behaviors from cloud and data center workloads to user and IoT devices, leaving attackers with nowhere to hide. Vectra offers three applications on the platform: Cognito Stream, Cognito Recall and Cognito Detect.

Cognito Stream sends security-enriched network metadata in Zeek format to data lakes and security information and event management (SIEM) applications to empower threat hunters and incident investigators by leveraging existing Zeek software tooling.

Cognito Recall is a cloud-based application to store and investigate security-enriched metadata that enables threat hunters to store and search data as long as it is needed without having to manage the infrastructure.

Cognito Detect uses AI to reveal hidden and unknown attackers at speed with always learning behavioral models that proactively put the most relevant context at a security analyst’s fingertips. Cognito Detect integrates with endpoint, firewall, SIEM and security operations automation response applications to accelerate workflows in security operations.  

“With cybercrime continuing to gain momentum, surpassing global drug crime last year and projected to reach over $1T in theft and damages in 2019, we are proud to see Vectra as an award-winning innovator, offering a new approach to defeat these criminals,” said Pierlugi Paganini, editor-in-chief, Cyber Defense Magazine.

For more information about Vectra and the Cognito platform, please visit

Media contact

John Kreuzer

Lumina Communications for Vectra

(408) 896-3307

About CDM InfoSec Awards

This is Cyber Defense Magazine’s seventh year of honoring InfoSec innovators. Our submission requirements are for any startup, early stage, later stage or public companies in the INFORMATION SECURITY (INFOSEC) space who believe they have a unique and compelling value proposition for their product or service.  Learn more at

About the Judging

The judges are CISSP, FMDHS, CEH, certified security professionals who voted based on their independent review of the company submitted materials on the website of each submission including but not limited to data sheets, white papers, product literature and other market variables. CDM has a flexible philosophy to find more innovative players with new and unique technologies, than the one with the most customers or money in the bank. CDM is always asking “What’s Next?” so we are looking for Next Generation InfoSec Solutions.

About Cyber Defense Magazine

With over 1.4 Million annual readers and growing, and over 7,000 pages of searchable online InfoSec content, Cyber Defense Magazine is the premier source of IT Security information. We are managed and published by and for ethical, honest, passionate information security professionals. Our mission is to share cutting-edge knowledge, real-world stories and awards on the best ideas, products and services in the information technology industry. We deliver electronic magazines every month online for free, and limited print editions exclusively for the RSA conferences and our paid subscribers. CDM is a proud member of the Cyber Defense Media Group. Learn more about us at and visit and to see and hear some of the most informative interviews of many of these winning company executives.

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