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Vectra chosen as a 2018 Red Herring Top 100 North America winner

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June 26, 2018

Vectra today announced it was named a Red Herring 2018 Top 100 North America company, which honors the year’s most promising private technology firms on the continent. Companies on the Red Herring Top 100 list are chosen based upon technological innovation, financial performance, business strategy and market penetration.

“What has excited me most is to see so many people forging niches in high-tech and cutting-edge sectors,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. “Some of the technical wizardry and first-rate business models on show here at the conference has been fantastic to learn about. We believe Vectra embodies the drive, skill and passion on which tech thrives. Vectra should be proud of its achievement; the competition was incredibly strong.”

The Cognito platform from Vectra enables enterprises to detect and respond to cyberattacks in real time. Cognito uses artificial intelligence (AI) to perform non-stop, automated threat hunting with always-learning behavioral models to quickly and efficiently find hidden and unknown attackers before they do damage. Cognito provides full visibility into cyberattacker behaviors from cloud and data center workloads to user and internet-of-things devices, leaving attackers with nowhere to hide.

Cognito Detect and its equally powerful AI counterpart, Cognito Recall, are the cornerstones of the Cognito platform. Cognito Detect automates the real-time detection of hidden attackers in cloud and data center workloads and user and internet-of-things devices while giving Cognito Recall a logical starting point to perform AI-assisted threat hunting and conduct conclusive incident investigations.

“Being named to the Red Herring Top 100 is a huge milestone for our team,” said Vectra CEO Hitesh Sheth. “This recognition validates the escalating momentum of our Cognito platform as we continue to lead the world in applying AI to automate cyberattacker detections in real time, enable AI-assisted threat hunting and empower more conclusive incident investigations.”

Companies were judged by industry experts, insiders and journalists on a wide variety of criteria including financial performance, innovation, business strategy and market penetration. Winners ran the gamut of verticals, from fintech and marketing to security, internet of things and many more.

Red Herring’s editors have been evaluating the world’s startups and tech companies for more than two decades. It gives them the ability to see through the industry’s hype to pick firms that will continue on a trajectory to success. Brands such as Alibaba, Google, Kakao, Skype, Spotify, Twitter and YouTube have all been singled out in Red Herring’s storied history.

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