Startup Spotlight: Vectra Networks’ Threat Detection

Automated intrusion detection that can detect APTs in real time is Vectra Networks’ focus. Six months: That’s approximately how long it takes companies on average to detect a cyber attack, Vectra Networks CEO Hitesh Sheth pointed out. That makes the business case for the startup’s real-time intrusion detection solution very easy, he said. “[Companies] are spending an inordinate amount of money on prevention and clean up,” Sheth said. “It is way cheaper — way cheaper — to invest in this active phase of an attack than to clean up after the fact. It is way cheaper to invest in us than paying a couple of million to Mandiant.” Rise of Machine Learning Sheth recognized the problem as far back as 2009. At the time, though, there wasn’t an easy way…


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