Vectra® Networks, the leader in real-time detection of in-progress cyber-attacks, today announced that its X-series platform has been recognized as an Excellence Award finalist in the Best Behavior Analytics/Enterprise Threat Detection category for the 2016 SC Awards. Finalists are recognized for outstanding leadership and for providing superior security products to the information security industry. Winners will be announced at the SC Awards 2016 ceremony to be held March 1 in San Francisco.
“From Duqu 2.0 to mobile cyber threats to the nearly $1 billion stolen from financial institutions by the Carbanak cybercriminal group, 2015 saw near-exponential growth in the number and complexity of cyber attacks,” said Illena Armstrong, VP, editorial, SC Magazine. “As the bad guys shift and pivot strategies, so too do the men, women and companies working to stop them in their tracks. These finalists have shown that they are the best at what they do.”
The SC Awards, now in its 19th year, are recognized throughout the security industry as the gold standard of excellence in cybersecurity. Winners in the Excellence category are determined by an expert panel of judges, handpicked by SC Magazine’s editorial team, for their breadth of knowledge and experience in the information security industry. The Excellence Awards honor the professionals, products and services that have proven to be the best in the industry for protecting today’s corporate world from cybercrime.
“It’s been said that cybercriminals are often the earliest adopters of new technologies, creating a unique challenge for organizations trying to protect private and public sector companies from attacks,” added Armstrong. “As a finalist, we recognize Vectra as one of an elite group of companies able to successfully meet this constantly evolving challenge head-on.”
“We are honored to be named an Excellence Award finalist by SC Magazine for our unique Advanced Persistent Threat defense system leveraging data science, machine learning and behavioral analysis,” said Mike Banic, vice president of marketing at Vectra Networks. “Vectra automatically detects in-progress cyber attacks in real-time, ensuring incident response personnel can prioritize critical threats first and protect the organization’s most valuable assets.”
The Vectra X-series platform is automated threat management software delivering real-time detection and analysis of active network breaches. Vectra uses a patent-pending combination of data science, machine learning and behavioral analysis to detect malicious behavior inside networks. Its 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.
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Vectra® Networks is the leader in real-time detection of in-progress cyber attacks. The company’s automated threat-management solution continuously monitors internal network traffic to pinpoint cyber attacks as they happen. It then automatically correlates threats against hosts that are under attack and provides unique context about what attackers are doing so organizations can quickly prevent or mitigate loss. Vectra prioritizes attacks that pose the greatest business risk, enabling organizations to make rapid decisions on where to focus time and resources. In 2015, Gartner named Vectra a Cool Vendor in Security Intelligence for addressing the challenges of post-breach threat detection. The American Business Awards also selected Vectra as the Gold Award winner for Tech Startup of 2015. Vectra’s investors include Khosla Ventures, Accel Partners, IA Ventures and AME Cloud Ventures. The company’s headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., and it has European operations in Zurich. More information can be found at www.vectranetworks.com.
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