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Vectra Networks Named a “Cool Vendor” in Security Intelligence by Gartner

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May 4, 2015

Vectra Networks, the leader in real-time detection of cyber attacks in-progress, today announced it has been included in the list of “Cool Vendors” in the Cool Vendors in Security Intelligence, 20151 report by Gartner, Inc.

According to Gartner, “Cool Vendors in security intelligence offer highly innovative technologies that address an organization’s demand for data-driven analytics, techniques in obfuscation and deception, and advanced detection solutions…CISOs and other security decision makers should implement user behavior analytics in order to reduce alert volume and prioritize alerts, increase investigation efficiency, and find the ‘bad guys’.” 1

“We believe being named a Cool Vendor by Gartner is confirmation of Vectra’s unique approach and industry traction,” said Hitesh Sheth, Vectra Networks CEO. “Vectra enables customers to automatically detect a cyber attack and its progression without needing to add security analysts to their payroll. Customer across several vertical markets – energy, finance, healthcare, legal, education and technology – have deployed our solution to detect active phases of attacks that perimeter defenses can’t.”

Each year, Gartner identifies new Cool Vendors in Security Intelligence and publishes a series of research reports evaluating these innovative vendors, their products and services. As one of the world’s leading information technology research advisory companies, Gartner defines a Cool Vendor as a company that provides technologies or solutions that are innovative, impactful and intriguing.

Vectra Networks delivers a new class of advanced persistent threat (APT) defense delivering real-time detection and analysis of active network breaches. Vectra technology picks up where perimeter security leaves off by providing deep, continuous analysis of both internal and Internet-bound network traffic to automatically detect all phases of a breach as attackers attempt to spy, spread, and steal within a network.

Vectra uses a patent-pending combination of data science, machine learning, and behavioral analysis to detect malicious behavior in the network. All detections are correlated and prioritized to show an attack in context, so security analysts can address the highest business risks quickly, rather than spending valuable time sifting through thousands of alerts.

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in our research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Vectra Networks

Vectra Networks is the leader in real-time detection of in-progress cyber-attacks. Vectra delivers continuous automated cyber-attack 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, Accel Partners, IA Ventures and AME Cloud Ventures. The company’s headquarters are in San Jose, Calif. More information can be found at

--- Note 1 – Gartner, “Cool Vendors in Security Intelligence, 2015,” by Ray Wagner, et al, April 24, 2015.?

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