Vectra Networks, a global leader in real-time detection of in-progress cyber-attacks, has selected Tarsus SecureData as a value-added distributor for southern Africa. Tarsus SecureData, part of the Tarsus Technology Group, will help Vectra Networks to build a strong presence in the region by partnering with the reseller channel to implement Vectra’s automated real-time threat management platform at medium and large enterprises.
Vectra is one of the rising stars in the information security landscape. In 2015, Gartner named Vectra a ‘Cool Vendor in Security Intelligence’ for addressing the challenges of post-breach threat detection and has gained a significant number of awards and industry distinctions, including recently earning the no. 4 position on Forbes’ “Hottest Cybersecurity Companies” list.
Vectra’s software picks up where traditional security stops by providing real-time detection of all phases of an ongoing cyberattack. Its solutions use data science, machine learning and network behavioural analysis to detect attacks on every device, application and operating system. The software automatically prioritises attacks that pose the greatest business risk, enabling organisations to quickly make decisions on where to focus their time and resources.
“We’re delighted to partner with Tarsus SecureData to launch Vectra in southern Africa.” Says Gérard Bauer, VP EMEA, Vectra Networks. “Targeted and insider threats currently take in excess of 200 days to be identified inside enterprise networks, are forcing security leaders to re-asses their security approach, and is exactly where Vectra provides our innovative solution.”
Says Carlo Venter, CEO of Tarsus SecureData: “Vectra Networks is redefining security with a software platform that instantly identifies cyberattacks while they are happening, as well as what the attacker is doing. Partnering with the company enables us to give end-users access to a next-generation automated threat management solution while creating new opportunities for our resellers to drive profitability and growth.
“Today’s most sophisticated cyberattacks easily get past the strongest perimeter defence solutions, making Vectra the hottest security solution available today. Considering that the company has achieved strong financial and sales performance in Europe and the US, we expect it to enjoy great traction in our market, too.”
About Vectra Networks
Vectra® Networks is the leader in real-time detection of in-progress cyber attacks. The company’s automated threat-management solution continuously monitors internal network traffic to pinpoint cyber attacks as they happen. It then 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’s 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 EMEA regional operations headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland. More information can be found at www.vectranetworks.com