Vectra expands operations in the Middle East

NDR software vendor recently closed a US$ 100 million Series E funding round

It’s critical to address cloud security vulnerabilities so businesses can innovate free from external threats, said Enaya.
It’s critical to address cloud security vulnerabilities so businesses can innovate free from external threats, said Enaya.

Vectra is expanding business operations in the Middle East, adding customer success, professional services, sales, and security engineering teams along with additional channel partner support.

The development comes in the wake of a recent USD$100 million Series E funding round for the network detection and response (NDR) software vendor.

Earlier this year, Vectra strengthened its presence in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. The company also operates in North America and Europe, and has research-and-development centres in Dublin, Ireland, Austin, Texas, and Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Cloud

Vectra recently announced that its Cognito platform integrates with Amazon Web Services Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) traffic mirroring. Enterprises can now natively run the Cognito platform in AWS environments to rapidly detect and respond to cyberthreats in the cloud.

In September 2018, company announced that Cognito can run natively in Microsoft Azure cloud environments with virtual sensors that integrate with the Azure Virtual Network Terminal Access Point (TAP). Both integrations enable Vectra to provide complete cyberattacker detection and response without requiring agents.

“Cloud architectures are plagued by security vulnerabilities,” said Ammar Enaya, Vectra regional director in the Middle East, Turkey and North Africa. “The SANS Institute says that one out of five businesses were hit by unauthorised access to their cloud environments in the past year. As more enterprises turn to the cloud for greater operational scale and cost efficiencies, it’s critical to address these security vulnerabilities so businesses can innovate free from external threats.”

Security analysts today must manually sift through thousands of threat alerts and logs each day to find cyberattackers. Driven by AI, Cognito automates these manual and mundane processes and prioritises active attacks that pose the highest risk. This reduces the security operations workload by 34X and enables skilled analysts to focus their attention on threat hunting and data breach prevention.

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