Vectra Networks, the leader in real-time detection of cyber attacks in-progress, today announced that EdTech Digest, the story teller of 21st-century education transformation, has named the Vectra X-series as the 2015 best security solution of the year Cool Tool Award winner for keeping student and university data safe, while protecting campus networks from malware, threats and cyber attacks.
The EdTech Digest Awards recognize companies and people in and around education for outstanding contributions in transforming education through technology to enrich the lives of learners everywhere. The complete list of 2015 winners can be found at EdTech Digest.
“With this year’s program we are shining a spotlight on the best and brightest tools, leaders, and trendsetters pushing forward today’s education revolution,” said Victor Rivero, Editor in Chief of EdTech Digest, who oversees the EdTech Awards program. “The winners are part of a greater story of 21st-century education transformation. They are reshaping the education culture, and they are creating a new and better future for students everywhere.” Vectra Networks enables K-12 and higher education institutions to protect information and privacy on distributed campus networks populated by student and faculty BYOD devices, and meet campus compliance requirements such as the Family Education and Rights Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Vectra Networks detects every phase of an active cyber attack regardless of how the attack enters a campus network and the device, operating system or application involved. The Vectra X-series platform continuously monitors a campus network and provides automated, intuitive and prioritized reporting so education institutions can address the highest risks quickly, rather than spending valuable time sifting through thousands of alerts.
“Education is a fast growing market for Vectra and we are honored to receive EdTech Digest’s highest award in the Security/Privacy Solution category,” said Mike Banic, Vectra Networks VP of Marketing. “Campus networks are susceptible to threats introduced by their natural BYOD environments. School districts, colleges and universities are turning to Vectra to enable them to detect threats and breaches that perimeter security can’t. Vectra technology picks up where perimeter security leaves off by providing continuous analysis of both internal and Internet network traffic to automatically detect all phases of a breach as attackers attempt to spy, spread, and steal within a target network.”
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 www.vectranetworks.com.
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