Cognito from Vectra is named ‘Overall Threat Detection Solution of the Year’ by CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards

September 13, 2017

Vectra®, the leader in automating the hunt for in-progress cyberattacks, today announced that its Vectra Cognito™ platform has been selected as winner of the “Overall Threat Detection Solution of the Year” award from CyberSecurity Breakthrough, an independent organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global information security market today.

The mission of the CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards is to honor excellence and recognize the innovation, hard work and success in a range of information security categories. This year’s program attracted more than 2,000 nominations from more than 12 different countries throughout the world. All nominations were evaluated by an independent panel of experts within the information security industry.

“We are thrilled to recognize Vectra for its innovation and leadership in the field of cybersecurity,” said James Johnson, managing director, CyberSecurity Breakthrough. “Through the use of a unique array of artificial intelligence techniques, the Vectra Cognito platform is a compelling approach to detecting and preventing today’s most challenging cyber attacks. With their innovative AI-based threat detection model, Vectra stands out as a strong threat detection solution worthy of today’s threat landscape, and we congratulate them on their industry recognition.”

The  Vectra Cognito Cybersecurity AI Platform enables enterprises to detect and respond to cyber attacks in real time. Cognito performs non-stop, automated threat hunting, triage and correlation to prioritize the highest risks and integrates with endpoint, NAC, firewall and SIEM solutions to enhance context and enable quick response while the attack is happening. Cognito provides full visibility into cyber attacker behaviors from cloud and data center workloads to user and IoT devices, ensuring attackers have nowhere to hide.

“This award recognizes the advantage we deliver organizations by using artificial intelligence to detect attacker behaviors in real time and prioritize response based on risk level,” said Mike Banic, vice president of marketing, Vectra. “Powered by AI, Vectra Cognito augments security operations personnel and  reduces their workload by up to 168x, ensuring incident response personnel can prioritize critical threats first and protect the organization’s most valuable assets.”

About CyberSecurity Breakthrough  The CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards program is devoted to honoring excellence in information security and cybersecurity technology companies, products and people. The CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards provide a platform for public recognition around the achievements of breakthrough information security companies and products in categories including Cloud Security, Threat Detection, Risk Management, Fraud Prevention, Mobile Security, Web and Email Security, UTM, Firewall and more. For more information visit

About Vectra  Vectra® is transforming cybersecurity with AI. Its Cognito platform automates cyberattack detection and response from data center and cloud workloads to user and IoT devices. Cognito correlates threats, prioritizes hosts based on risk and provides rich context to empower response with existing security systems, reducing security operations workload by 168x. Vectra was named “Most Innovative Emerging Company” in the Dark Reading Best of Black Hat Awards. InformationWeek also named Vectra one of the Top 125 companies to watch in 2016. Vectra has been issued 5 U.S. patents with 14 additional patents pending for cybersecurity applications of machine learning and artificial intelligence. Vectra investors include Khosla Ventures, Accel Partners, IA Ventures, AME Cloud Ventures and DAG Ventures. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif. and has European regional headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. For more information, visit

Vectra, the Vectra Networks logo and ‘Security that thinks’ are registered trademarks, and Cognito, the Vectra Threat Labs and the Threat Certainty Index are trademarks of Vectra Networks. Other brand, product and service names are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of their respective holders.

Media Contacts:  LEWIS Global Communications, PR for Vectra  (781) 418-2400

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