Vectra® Networks automates the hunt for hidden cyber attacks inside campus networks, data centers and the cloud by continuously monitoring internal traffic to detect threats as they unfold. These threats are automatically correlated with host devices that are under attack and unique context about what attackers are doing enables organizations to quickly prevent or mitigate loss. Vectra prioritizes attacks that pose the greatest business risk so organizations can make rapid decisions on where to focus time and resources. The editorial team at Dark Reading recently presented Vectra with the Best of Black Hat 2016 award for Most Innovative Emerging Company.
Vectra Networks’ investors include Khosla Ventures, Accel Partners, IA Ventures, AME Cloud Ventures, and DAG Ventures. The company’s headquarters are in San Jose, Calif.
Scalable Architecture: The scalable, distributed Vectra architecture enables customers to deploy a combination of physical S-series sensors, virtual sensors (vSensors) and X-series appliances across multiple locations for unified analysis, detection and correlation of threats.
X-series appliances: Vectra X-series software can be ordered preloaded on a full-depth rack-mountable appliance that scales to accommodate the largest networks. The X-series is deployable in three modes — Brain, Sensor or Mixed.
In Brain mode, the X-series only receives metadata from one or more sensors. In Sensor mode, the X-series ingests traffic, extracts metadata and forwards it to another Brain or Mixed-mode X-series for processing. In Mixed mode, the X-series performs both Brain and Sensor functions.
Physical S-series sensors: Vectra S-series sensors are easily deployed at remote sites or with access switches on internal network segments to extend the reach of your Vectra deployment. These small, dedicated devices passively monitor network traffic, extract critical metadata and forward it to the Brain for analysis and attack detection.
Virtual sensors: Vectra vSensors running in VMware ESXi make it easy to extend threat detection coverage across the physical network and into virtualized data centers. Connect vSensors to any VMware vSwitch in the data center for visibility into all traffic and to detect threats that pass between workloads. Vectra also integrates with VMware vCenter for an authoritative, always up-to-date view of the virtual environment.