Detecting cyber attackers in every corner

The new S-series sensor enables Vectra to detect every phase of an active cyber attack across every location of your organization from far-flung remote sites to internal segments containing key assets.


Security that thinks

Vectra continuously listens, thinks and learns. Adapting to the fast-changing malware threat landscape, Vectra instantly detects attacks at every phase as they are happening.


Does your security think?

The Future of Cybersecurity Innovation is packaging the experience, skills and ingenuity of a top security "analyst as software" to detect cyberattacks as they happen.


Ever wonder what an attacker does inside your network?

Read the first industry report that studies what attackers did once they breach the perimeter security at financial, technology, legal and high-education organizations.


Detect insider threats proactively

Community Threat Analysis puts your organizations key assets at the center of real-time investigations of insider and targeted attacks.


Targeted attacks

Learn how targeted attacks work and how Vectra detects attacks that evade perimeter security, and protects users from targeted attacks for which signatures and reputation lists have very limited efficacy.




Up and running in minutes. Vectra learns everything it needs to know.


Continuous malware threat monitoring instantly identifies any phase of an attack.


The Threat Certainty Index™ ensures you address the highest malware threat first.


Learns new malware threat behaviors and adapts to your ever-changing network.


Cybersecurity Sensors – Threat Detection Throughout a Distributed Network
24 March 2015

To protect organizations, cybersecurity needs to be automated and real-time, it needs to learn contextually like we do and it needs to monitor for threats at every corner of the network in a way that organizations can afford without sacrificing coverage. More

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News & Media

Vectra Networks ships a new sensor for its attack-detection gear
Network World | 27 March 2015

Vectra Networks is rolling out a new appliance that gives its attack-detection gear better visibility into potentially malicious activity on corporate networks. More

Vectra Networks Receives Top EdTech Digest 2015 Award for Protecting Campus Networks from Threats, Malware and Cyber Attacks
Vectra Press Release | 26 March 2015

Vectra Wins Cool Tool Award in the Security/Privacy Solution Category for Delivering Comprehensive Threat Analysis and Real-Time Indicators of Attack throughout Universities’ BYOD Environments More

Automated Breach Detection Sensors | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]
Ulitzer | 24 March 2015

There is a growing requirement for cybersecurity monitoring and detection across all sites of an organization because, as we have seen, attackers look to invade the network where security is the weakest. Monitoring and protection needs to extend deeper into internal segments where the majority of an attack occurs as the intruder spies, spreads and steals. More

Vectra Networks Protects Distributed Enterprise Blind Spots from Persistent Cyber Attacks
TechZone 360 | 24 March 2015

Vectra Networks, an innovator in solutions that enable IT to detect cyber attacks in real-time while they are in progress, has announced new capabilities that can provide the good guys the expanded visibility they desire and the bad guys something to think about. More

New Vectra S-Series sensor offers comprehensive threat analysis and real-time indicators of cybersecurity attack
Computer Technology Review | 24 March 2015

New Vectra S-Series sensor offers comprehensive threat analysis and real-time indicators of cybersecurity attack. The S-series sensor can be installed at any remote site – a retail store, a bank branch, or a healthcare clinic. Once connected, administrators configure the sensor via the Vectra cloud and essentially ‘forget’ the device. More

Vectra Networks Delivers Industry’s First Solution to Fully Protect Distributed Enterprise Blind Spots from Persistent Cyber Attacks
Vectra Press Release | 24 March 2015

Announcing the the industry’s first threat detection platform that extends automated real-time cybersecurity into all corners of an organization, including previous blind spots such as remote sites and internal network segments. More

Finalists announced for Innovation Sandbox at RSA Conference 2015
Help Net Security | 24 March 2015

RSA Conference announced that Vectra is one of 10 finalists for its annual Innovation Sandbox Contest. The competition is dedicated to encouraging out-of-the-box ideas and the exploration of new technologies that have the potential to transform the information security industry. More

Closing the gate: Data leak prevention
SC Magazine | 2 March 2015

“Outbound traffic is the key enabler of modern attacks – it links internal malware to the outside attacker, allowing a near infinite ability for the attack to adapt and spread over time,” notes Wade Williamson, director of product marketing at Vectra Networks, a San Jose-based vendor of cyber attack detection technology. More

Breaking news from DARPA
The Cyberwire | 27 February 2015

The Christian Science Monitor's new Passcode cyber news service concluded its launch yesterday with a conference devoted to "the future of cybersecurity innovation." Co-sponsored by Invincea and Vectra, the session focused on DARPA's Plan X as an instance of what such innovation might look like. More

Does your security think?
Christian Science Monitor | 26 February 2015

Vectra Networks’ Mike Banic outlines how to package experience, skills and ingenuity of a security analyst into "Analyst as Software" for any company regardless of the size of their security team, at the Future of Cybersecurity Innovation event, February 26, 2015. More

Take Notice: 6 Security Startups Shaking Up The Industry
CRN | 26 February 2015

Meet the guard. This sampling of security startups and some of their close competitors with emerging security technology are causing established security vendors to take notice. More

High Risk, High Reward: The Ups And Downs Of Security Startups
CRN | 26 February 2015

A new wave of disruptive security startups are redrawing the battle lines in the growing conflict between cybercriminals and corporate America. For solution providers, the risks of partnering with these upstarts is high. But so are the rewards. More

Behavioral Analysis Could Have Prevented The Anthem Breach
Forbes | 24 February 2015

There’s a universal truth regarding every cyber attack: attack behavior never appears normal. This seemingly simple fact holds true whether the attack was executed by a first-timer or perpetrated by a nation-state and is crucial to preventing future information security breaches like Anthem’s. More

Banking Malware Redefined
Security Week | 18 February 2015

For several years now, cybercrime in the financial sector was synonymous with banking botnets such as Zeus and Carberp. By and large, these malware families and their many descendants worked by infecting banking customer’s computers and either stealing passwords or manipulating online banking sessions to steal funds. More

AUDIO: Obama Convenes Stanford Summit on 'Evil Layer Cake' of Cyberthreats
KQED; The California Report | 13 February 2015

The Internet has turned into a pretty rough neighborhood, and as we've seen in a steady stream of media reports, the bad guys are out there, hacking into computer systems as often as they can. This risk of getting hacked and what to do about it was why President Obama came to Stanford University Friday, to convene a White House summit on cybersecurity. More

VIDEO: Vectra CEO Hitesh Sheth Comments on Upcoming White House Summit on Cybersecurity
NBC News; KNTV | 12 February 2015

The White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection will be held at Stanford University on Friday, Feb. 13. Hitesh Sheth, president and CEO of Vectra Networks, will be attending the summit to talk shop. More

Vectra Networks’ CEO Invited to Participate in White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection
Vectra Press Release | 12 February 2015

Vectra Networks announces that two of its executives have been invited and will participate in the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection being held at Stanford University on Friday, Feb. 13. More

Will 2015 Be The Year of Information Security Disruption?
CRN | 9 February 2015

With most intrusion prevention systems and next-generation firewalls focused primarily on detecting the initial exploit, Vectra Networks takes the approach of uncovering reconnaissance activity, lateral movement within the network and brute-force attacks into systems and processes that could signal acquiring data and uploading it to a remote server. More

Cybersecurity should be everyone’s concern
San Francisco Chronicle | 8 February 2015

Hitesh Sheth, CEO of Vectra Networks, offers a few truths about cybersecurity to the nontech business leadership. More

IT Security Game Becomes a Race Against Time
Channel Insider | 28 January 2015

Customers are often astonished by the degree to which malware has penetrated their firms, and that is resulting in a rush to add better security. More

Vectra Networks correlates odd bits of user behavior that signal an attack in progress
Network World | 9 January 2015

By correlating seemingly odd bits of user activity that individually might be ignored, Vectra formulates a "threat certainty" score that prioritizes events and, ideally, triggers alerts to security operations people before any communications leaves the company. More

Data science and machine learning will fight cyber-attacks, says Vectra Networks: 2015 Tech Predictions
SiliconANGLE | 31 December 2014

Vectra VP of Marketing Mike Banic predicts data science and machine learning will become the focus of the fight on cyber-attacks, cyber security will get social, and new entrants will continue to disrupt the cyber security market. More

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10 April 2015 10 AM

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