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Vectra Expands Middle East Operations

Regional presence is critical to global go-to-market channel strategy of Vectra to deliver advanced AI to detect and respond faster to cyberattacks.

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Ammar Enaya, Vectra
Ammar Enaya, Vectra

Network threat detection and response firm Vectra is expanding business operations in the Middle East to arm enterprise organisations and managed detection-and-response providers with a platform to stop in-progress cyber-attacks in the cloud.

To accommodate its rapidly growing customer base in the region, Vectra is expanding customer success, professional services, sales, and security engineering capabilities along with additional channel partner support.

Fuelled by a recent $100 million Series E funding round, Vectra regional headquarters in Dubai is crucial to the company’s global go-to-market channel strategy to deliver advanced AI to detect and respond faster to cyber-attacks.

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

Powered by AI, the Cognito platform from Vectra enables enterprise organisations to detect cyber-attackers in real time and empowers threat hunters to perform conclusive incident investigations. Cognito provides 360-degree visibility into hidden threats in cloud, data centre, user and internet-of-things (IoT) infrastructures, leaving attackers with nowhere to hide.

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.

“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.”

The Cognito platform makes a considerable contribution to closing the cybersecurity skills gap. Driven by AI, Cognito completely automates manual and mundane security 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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