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Vectra Networks a Finalist in the Best of Black Hat Awards for “Most Innovative Emerging Company”

SAN JOSE, CA — (Marketwired) — 07/26/16 — Vectra Networks, Inc., the leader in automated threat management, today announced it is one of three finalists in the “Most Innovative Emerging Companies” category in Dark Reading–s Best of Black Hat Awards. This inaugural awards program aims to recognize companies that present innovative thinking about IT security, offer products that have been proven to make an impact on enterprise customers, and demonstrate strong evidence of leadership in the security industry.

“Congratulations to Vectra Networks and all finalists of the Best of Black Hat Awards,” said Tim Wilson, editor-in-chief and co-founder of Dark Reading. “For Dark Reading, one of the best things about Black Hat is the creative minds and organizations we find there. The Dark Reading Best of Black Hat Awards are a way of flagging those companies and executives who are changing the way the industry thinks about IT security.”

The “Most Innovative Emerging Companies” category identifies companies that have been in business for three to six years and whose charter, products, and customer feedback indicate the potential to change the way enterprises approach information security problems.

“We are honored to receive this nomination from Dark Reading and Black Hat,” said Hitesh Sheth, president and CEO of Vectra Networks. “Vectra has created an innovative solution which has had incredible success in detecting active cyber threats inside customer networks and reducing the response time to mitigate these attacks.”

Black Hat USA takes place July 30-Aug. 4, 2016 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. The Best of Black Hat Awards will be presented on August 3 at 6:00pm from the Business Hall.

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Vectra┬« Networks is the leader in automated threat management solutions for real-time detection of in-progress cyber attacks. The company–s solution 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 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 European regional headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. More information can be found at .

Vectra and the Vectra Networks logo are registered trademarks and Security that thinks, the Vectra Threat Labs, and the Threat Certainty Index are trademarks of Vectra Networks. Other brand, product and service names are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of their respective holders.

For more than 18 years, Black Hat has provided attendees with the very latest in information security research, development, and trends. These high-profile global events and trainings are driven by the needs of the security community, striving to bring together the best minds in the industry. Black Hat inspires professionals at all career levels, encouraging growth and collaboration among academia, world-class researchers, and leaders in the public and private sectors. Black Hat Briefings and Trainings are held annually in the United States, Europe and Asia. More information is available at: blackhat.com. Black Hat is organized by UBM Americas, a part of UBM plc (UBM.L), an Events First marketing and communications services business. For more information, visit ubmamericas.com.

Dark Reading is the cyber security industry–s top destination for news and insight. The site gives cyber security professionals an editorially supported environment to connect with peers through moderated discussions, blogs and social media. Cyber security professionals visit Dark Reading to learn about cyber threats, vulnerabilities, and technology trends. It–s where they discuss potential defenses against the latest attacks, and key technologies and practices that may help protect their most sensitive data in the future. It–s where they come to engage with one another and with Dark Reading editors to embrace new (and big) ideas, find answers to their IT security questions and solve their most pressing problems. For more information, go to . Dark Reading is organized by UBM Americas, a part of UBM plc (UBM.L), an Events First marketing and communications services business. For more information, visit .

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