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Vectra AI named as AWS security competency partner

By Shannon Williams
Mon 4 Jul 2022

Threat detection and response company Vectra AI has announced that it has become an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Security Competency Partner.

According to Vectra, the announcement further confirms its technical expertise and proven customer success when further safeguarding AWS environments. 

Vectra specialises in cyber threat detection and response for hybrid and multi-cloud enterprises. The Vectra platform uses AI to detect threats at speed across public cloud, identity, SaaS applications, and data centres. Vectra optimises AI to detect attacker methods—the TTPs at the heart of all attacks—rather than simplistically alerting on "different." The resulting high-fidelity threat signal and clear context enables cybersecurity teams to respond to threats sooner and to stop attacks in progress faster. 

Organisations worldwide rely on Vectra for cybersecurity resilience in the face of dangerous cyber threats and to prevent ransomware, supply chain compromise, identity takeovers, and other cyberattacks from impacting their businesses. 

The competency designation recognises that Vectra has demonstrated deep cloud security expertise and has proven technology that helps customers further enhance their security measures across hybrid architectures and cloud environments. 

An Amazon Web Services Security Competency differentiates Vectra as an AWS Partner Network (APN) member that provides specialised threat detection technology designed to help enterprises adopt, develop, and deploy complex security projects on  Amazon Web Services. To receive this designation, APN members must possess deep AWS expertise and deliver solutions seamlessly on  Amazon Web Services. Vectra achieved its AWS Security Competency status through a rigorous qualification process based on references and feedback from its customers.

"Becoming an AWS Security Competency Partner is an exciting milestone for Vectra and for many of our customers who leverage Amazon Web Services as a critical component in their everyday operations,” says Michael Porat, senior vice president, corporate and business development at Vectra.

"Solving threat detection and response challenges for our customers is top priority and this competency further validates our ability to do that in the cloud and wherever organisations choose to configure their environments," he says.

“We are an AWS shop. Using AWS VPC Traffic Mirroring, Vectra gives us full visibility into our Nitro-based instances,” adds Mirza Baig, IT security manager at Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC).

The Vectra platform integrates with AWS Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) traffic mirroring to monitor all infrastructure-as-a-service traffic. It also works with AWS Security Hub to publish Vectra detections as findings in the hub, allowing security teams to correlate Vectra attacker detections with other data sources for faster threat hunting and incident investigations.

“Achieving the AWS Security Competency validates Vectra for its technical expertise and ability by enabling customers to further secure their journey through the different stages of cloud adoption—from migration through day-to-day management,” says Dudi Matot, security segment lead at Amazon Web Services.

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