Vectra Networks Wins Best of Black Hat Award for “Most Innovative Emerging Company”

August 4, 2016

Vectra® Networks, Inc., the leader in automated threat management, today announced it has been named “Most Innovative Emerging Company” in Dark Reading’s Best of Black Hat Awards. Winners were recognized during an awards ceremony held in conjunction with Black Hat USA, being held this week in Las Vegas.

This inaugural awards program aims to recognize companies that present innovative thinking about IT security, offer products that have been proven to make an impact on enterprise customers, and demonstrate strong evidence of leadership in the security industry.

The “Most Innovative Emerging Companies” category identified companies that have been in business for three to six years and whose charter, products, and customer feedback indicate the potential to change the way enterprises approach information security problems.

“We chose Vectra as the winner because their solution helps prioritize threats for your organization specifically, can reduce attacker dwell time, and do so with a lightweight solution,” wrote Tim Wilson, editor in chief of Dark Reading in an article announcing the winners. “Most importantly, Vectra’s tool allows security teams to identify their most important assets, so that the tool will know to push even a gentle nudge at those systems to the top of the priority list.”

“We work every day to make sure that our solution helps organizations to see through the noise of alerts and to prioritize the threats that can cause real business and reputational damage if an attacker is successful,” said Hitesh Sheth, president and CEO of Vectra Networks. “We are honored to receive this award from Dark Reading and Black Hat.”

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Black Hat USA took place July 30 – August 4 in Las Vegas. The Best of Black Hat Awards were presented on August 3 during a ceremony in the Business Hall. For more information about Vectra Networks at BHUSA, visit the company at booth #966.

About Vectra Networks, Inc.

Vectra® Networks is the leader in automated threat management solutions for real-time detection of in-progress cyber attacks. The company’s solution 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 investors include Khosla Ventures, Accel Partners, IA Ventures, AME Cloud Ventures and DAG Ventures. The company’s headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., and it has European regional headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. More information can be found at

About Black Hat

For more than 18 years, Black Hat has provided attendees with the very latest in information security research, development, and trends. These high-profile global events and trainings are driven by the needs of the security community, striving to bring together the best minds in the industry. Black Hat inspires professionals at all career levels, encouraging growth and collaboration among academia, world-class researchers, and leaders in the public and private sectors. Black Hat Briefings and Trainings are held annually in the United States, Europe and Asia. More information is available at: Black Hat is organized by UBM Americas, a part of UBM plc (UBM.L), an Events First marketing and communications services business. For more information, visit

About Dark Reading

Dark Reading is the cyber security industry's top destination for news and insight. The site gives cyber security professionals an editorially supported environment to connect with peers through moderated discussions, blogs and social media. Cyber security professionals visit Dark Reading to learn about cyber threats, vulnerabilities, and technology trends. It's where they discuss potential defenses against the latest attacks, and key technologies and practices that may help protect their most sensitive data in the future. It's where they come to engage with one another and with Dark Reading editors to embrace new (and big) ideas, find answers to their IT security questions and solve their most pressing problems. For more information, go to Dark Reading is organized by UBM Americas, a part of UBM plc (UBM.L), an Events First marketing and communications services business. For more information, visit


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