Vectra Networks expands into EMEA

Vectra Networks expands into EMEA

Vectra Networks expands into EMEA

Recently named tech-startup-of-the-year sees enterprise security gap drive 596 percent YoY growth as it expands operations to support global customer base

Vectra® Networks, an innovator in real-time detection of in-progress cyber-attacks, has announced the completion of its initial European business expansion following 12 months of accelerated sales growth and adoption of its innovative Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) solution. Vectra has established a dedicated European presence, with a local headquarters based in Pfaffikon, Switzerland, a logistics hub in Amsterdam and a dedicated European leadership team.

Vectra Networks has redefined security with its software platform that instantly identifies cyber attacks while they are happening, as well as what the attacker is doing. Vectra software prioritises attacks that pose the greatest business risk, enabling organisations to quickly decide where to focus their time and resources. Vectra uses data science, machine learning and behavioural analysis to detect attacks on every device, application and operating system.

The company has achieved strong financial and sales performance, and key business achievements over the past year, earning recognition from prestigious industry groups, publications, analyst firms and awards programmes. The company has also seen growth in its channel activities, signing new resellers to support its European expansion.

Business highlights for the year include:

  • Customer deployments passed 120 worldwide
  • Vectra Networks established sales and technical teams for the UK, Germany, Austria and Switzerland, with a dedicated European management team
  • Appointment of Gerard Bauer as vice president for EMEA, bringing deep experience gained through senior roles at Riverbed Technologies and NetApp
  • Included in the list of Cool Vendors in Security Intelligence, 2015 report by Gartner
  • Won the Gold Award for Tech Start Up of the Year alongside three other American Business Awards recognising product and technology innovation
  • Vectra Networks also recently published its second edition of the Post-Intrusion Report that showed a surge in indicators of cyber attackers spreading throughout networks

“Vectra Networks is a promising next step toward a more secure infrastructure. It automatically triages threat detections, and intuitively guides security professionals to the most urgent, highest-risk infections. Any organisation that wants to increase its overall level of cyber security would be well served to take a closer look at Vectra Networks.” said Tony Palmer, senior lab analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group.

Customers that use Vectra Networks’ software include leading Internet services such as Pinterest, enterprise technology vendors including Riverbed, healthcare provider Jackson Health System, and utility operator Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association.

“Solutions such as firewalls, intrusion prevention system (IPS) and intrusion detection systems (IDS) guard you only so far. Once a hacker has gotten in, we as users are often blind to what’s happening. The Vectra Networks solution enables me to see the end-to-end process of how attacks happen from initial inception through to the end game and then take decisive action. It is the missing link in our security strategy.” said Connie Barrera, CISO of Jackson Health System.

The company recently introduced its scalable architecture enabled by the new S-series sensor. Vectra is the industry’s first threat detection platform that extends automated real-time cybersecurity scanning and visibility into all corners of an organisation, including previous blind spots such as remote sites and internal network segments.

“We’re delivering a disruptive new approach to network security, automating threat management and simplifying the detection of threats before they result in the loss or destruction of data. The last year has uniquely positioned us to capture an even greater share of the global security and APT market and our expansion into EMEA will ensure that we can effectively support customers globally.” said Gerard Bauer, vice president of EMEA at Vectra Networks.

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