Vectra offers the fastest way to detect and stop hidden cyberattackers – from cloud and data center workloads to user and IoT devices.
The company's Cognito cybersecurity platform provides real-time, automated threat hunting and response powered by artificial intelligence. The result is blind-spot-free threat detection coverage across your entire network infrastructure. Cognito lets you respond quickly and decisively to attacks by putting the most relevant threat information and context at your fingertips.
And Vectra hasn't forgotten about your existing security infrastructure. By providing additional threat intelligence to firewalls, endpoint security and other enforcement points, Cognito can block unknown and customized attacks. In addition, Cognito provides the best starting point for SIEMs and forensic tools to speed-up threat investigations.
Our core team consists of threat researchers, data scientists, network security engineers, user interface designers and white hats. We're passionate and committed to making a difference in a world where cybersecurity is a top concern and we constantly push the boundaries of what's possible to drive the next-generation of network security.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Hitesh Sheth is the president and CEO of Vectra. Previously, he held the position of chief operating officer at Aruba Networks. Hitesh joined Aruba from Juniper Networks, where he was EVP/GM for its switching business and before that, SVP for the Service Layer Technologies group, which included security. Prior to Juniper, he held a number of senior management positions in the switching organization at Cisco, including running its metro Ethernet business. Before Cisco, he held executive and engi...
Chief Technology Officer
Oliver Tavakoli is chief technology officer at Vectra. Oliver is a technologist who has alternated between working for large and small companies throughout his 25-year career – he is clearly doing the latter right now. Prior to joining Vectra, Oliver spent more than seven years at Juniper as chief technical officer for the security business. Oliver joined Juniper as a result of its acquisition of Funk Software, where he was CTO and better known as developer #1 for Steel-Belted Radius – you can ...
Chief Financial Officer
Howie Shohet is the chief financial officer at Vectra. Before joining Vectra, he was the CFO at Lattice Engines, a leader in sales and marketing predictive analytics. Prior to Lattice Engines, Howie was CFO at C3 Energy. He also held the role of senior business unit controller at Juniper Networks, where he led finance for the enterprise switching, security and data center business groups, and was executive director at Siebel Systems, where he was responsible for worldwide financial planning and...
Senior Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations
Kevin Moore is the senior vice president of worldwide field operations at Vectra. He brings nearly two decades of sales and sales operations experience to Vectra, having spent 13 successful years as a key sales executive at cloud-based security-as-a-service firm Proofpoint, from its first product shipment to post-IPO.
Before joining Vectra, Kevin was vice president of sales at Proofpoint, where he was responsible for global strategic accounts as well as sales throughout Japan, Australia and ...
Vice President, Marketing
Mike Banic is the vice president of marketing at Vectra. Previously, he was vice president of global marketing for networking at Hewlett-Packard. Mike joined HP from Juniper Networks where he held the roles of VP of enterprise marketing and VP of marketing for Ethernet switching. Mike joined Juniper through the acquisition of Peribit Networks where he was VP of corporate marketing. Mike has held product marketing and product management roles at Trapeze Networks, Rhapsody Networks and Extreme Ne...
Vice President, Product Management
Kevin Kennedy is vice president of product management at Vectra. Before Vectra, he was vice president of product management at Agari Data, which builds data-driven security solutions that eliminate email as a channel for cyberattacks. Prior to Agari, Kevin was senior director of security product management at Juniper, where he spearheaded the company’s continued innovation in data center security. Kevin was also director of product management at Cisco IronPort Systems, where he led the highest-...
Vice President, Engineering
Jason Kehl is vice president of engineering at Vectra. Jason brings more than 15 years of experience in the security industry, including management, software development and strategic innovation. Previously, Jason was Vice President at Juniper Networks where he led the global R&D organization for the SRX and management product lines. Prior to Juniper, Jason was Director at Cisco Systems where he drove innovation in IPS Global Correlation and big data to power anti-malware technologies, enabling...
Vice President, EMEA Sales
Gerard Bauer is the vice president of EMEA sales at Vectra. Previously, he held several sales leadership roles at Riverbed Technology over a seven-year period, most recently as regional vice president for Southern Europe. Gerard has a proven track record in jump starting new regions and growing revenues in mature markets. Before Riverbed, Gerard held key sales leadership roles at NetApp including director of Eastern Europe, where he established new markets that fueled revenue growth for the com...
Board of directors