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Vetropack uses artificial intelligence to reveal elusive cyber threats and take decisive action before irreparable damage is done

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September 27, 2017

Vectra, the leader in automating the hunt for in-progress cyberattacks, today announced that Vetropack Group, a leading European manufacturer of packaging glass for the food and beverage industry, selected the Vectra cybersecurity platform to protect its key assets and streamline security operations.

“Network perimeter security alone is not effective at stopping cyber threats,” said Markus Müller-Fehrenbach, head of IT infrastructure and operations at Vetropack Holding. “We needed visibility inside our network to detect and stop cyber attackers fast, before they damage or steal key assets.”

Visibility into attacks Providing complete visibility inside the network, Vectra provides Vetropack with nonstop automated threat hunting and real-time attacker detection that is powered by artificial intelligence and always-learning behavioral models.

Vectra automatically prioritizes the highest-risk threats detected across the Vetropack network, which extends to offices, manufacturing facilities and distribution centers in several European countries. This enables Vetropack to quickly and proactively terminate advancing cyber threats.

Offloads security teams “We needed to offload our security team, which was spending countless hours manually hunting for threats and investigating security events that led nowhere,” said Müller-Fehrenbach. “Vectra solved this problem by automating the hunt for cyber attackers and instantly prioritizing the highest-risk threats.”

“Our security team is now able to focus proactively on other critical areas, such as threat containment, remediation and forensics,” he added.

Improves operational efficiency Vetropack worked with Zurich-based systems integrator Ontrex AG to accelerate Vectra’s time-to-value. Immediately after its installation, Vectra learned the local and global environment and promptly started to detect active threats inside the network.

“Vectra was implemented very quickly without disrupting the network and required little configuration,” Müller-Fehrenbach explained.

Using artificial intelligence, Vectra automatically assigns risk-severity and certainty scores to detected threats as well as to unique hosts and other key assets that are critical to business operations.

“Vectra automates the entire triage process, from detections to threat and host scores to incident response,” said Müller-Fehrenbach said. “Our security team always knows what is going, where an attack is happening, and the necessary steps to remediate the threat.”

“This has brought several important procedural improvements and structural workflow efficiencies to our security operations.” he noted.

“Human beings alone, no matter how skilled, don’t have the bandwidth to handle the hyper growth in the network attack surface and threat landscape,” said Hitesh Sheth, CEO of Vectra. “Artificial intelligence allows enterprises to augment their security teams to automate detection and response to security incidents. That allows security analysts at companies like Vetropack to remain in control and stop attacks faster.”

About Vetropack Group The Vetropack Group is one of Europe's leading manufacturers of glass packaging. With a workforce of over 3,000 people, it runs eight production sites in Switzerland, Austria, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Slovakia, Ukraine and Italy. At the glassworks, which are all ISO 9001 certified, there are 18 furnaces capable of producing more than 4,000 tons of glass packaging per day. Vetropack has its own companies in Switzerland, Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Croatia, Ukraine and Italy for the production and distribution of glass packaging. Vetroconsult Ltd., based in Switzerland, provides services relating to technology, production, information technology and the procurement of all capital goods. These services are provided for all Vetropack companies.

About Ontrex AG Ontrex AG is an independent IT company with a dedicated team of employees with years of experience in endpoint-, mobility-, service- and security management and end-user it analytics. Our highly qualified team ensures our being ahead of new technologies in a highly dynamic market. Ontrex provides our customers with the means to reduce their IT costs, to enhance the availability of their IT environment and to act proactive and fast on their business demands. Ontrex is headquartered in Zurich-Brüttisellen, Switzerland, with a subsidiary in Munich, Germany. More than 40 employees support more than 400 well-known customers. For more information, visit

About Vectra Vectra® is transforming cybersecurity with AI. Its Cognito platform automates cyberattack detection and response from data center and cloud workloads to user and IoT devices. Cognito correlates threats, prioritizes hosts based on risk and provides rich context to empower response with existing security systems, reducing security operations workload by 168x. Vectra was named “Most Innovative Emerging Company” in the Dark Reading Best of Black Hat Awards. InformationWeek also named Vectra one of the Top 125 companies to watch in 2016. Vectra has been issued 5 U.S. patents with 14 additional patents pending for cybersecurity applications of machine learning and artificial intelligence. Vectra investors include Khosla Ventures, Accel Partners, IA Ventures, AME Cloud Ventures and DAG Ventures. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif. and has European regional headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. For more information, visit

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Media Contacts: LEWIS Global Communications, PR for Vectra (781) 418-2400

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