Media coverage

  • Japan’s Nissho backs Vectra’s $36 million round

    Deal Street Asia, 21 February 2018

    Japanese ICT firm Nissho Electronics Corp. joined new and returning investors in the $36 million Series D funding round of cybersecurity firm Vectra. The funding round raised Vectra’s total funding to date to $123 million and will further accelerate the company’s mission to transform cybersecurity with AI, according to Vectra CEO Hitesh Sheth.

  • Car thieves going high-tech

    MSN, 21 February 2018

    Vectra cybersecurity engineer Jason Malley explains how car thieves can steal the ignition signal from a key fob inside a house and use the signal to start the car in the driveway. "They don't have to break a window and they don't have to jimmy a lock," says Malley. "They just unlock the car door, hit the start button and they're on their way."

  • Shop Direct outsources cyberthreat detection

    Essential Retail, 21 February 2018

    Shop Direct has decided to outsource its cyberthreat detection to protect its eCommerce operations and streamline security operations. The online e-tailer, with over £1.9 billion in annual revenues, has partnered with Vectra to deploy its Cognito threat detection and response platform.

  • Vectra raises $123 million for global push of its AI-based security platform

    SDxCentral, 21 February 2018

    Security startup Vectra closed a $36 million Series D funding round, bringing its total funding to $123 million. The company will use the latest investment to help build a research and development center in Dublin as it pushes its artificial intelligence (AI)-based platform into the global market.

  • ISIF invests €10m in artificial intelligence firm

    RTE, 21 February 2018

    The investment in Vectra and the establishment of a new research and development centre will enable the company to deliver additional artificial intelligence innovations in cybersecurity and grow its customer base across Europe. The company is actively recruiting in the Irish marketplace.

  • ISIF invests €10m in U.S.-based cybersecurity start-up

    The Irish Times, 21 February 2018

    The Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) has invested about €10 million in a U.S.-based cybersecurity software group. The artificial intelligence (AI) start-up is now actively recruiting in the Irish market as it plans to grow its European customer base. The California-headquartered group has a European regional headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland.

  • Vectra raises $36 million for its AI-based approach to cybersecurity

    TechCrunch, 21 February 2018

    Vectra’s growth — and the round that it has raised — underscores one of the bigger challenges for enterprises and other organizations. This Series D comes on the back of a strong year for the startup, with 181 percent growth in customer subscriptions between 2016 and 2017, and Vectra’s CEO Hitesh Sheth said he expects the same this year.

  • AI-powered U.S. cybersecurity firm Vectra brings 100 jobs to Dublin

    Silicon Republic, 21 February 2018

    Dublin will soon have a new R&D centre with 100 new jobs, thanks to U.S.-based AI-powered cybersecurity software firm Vectra. Vectra’s Irish R&D centre will be its first outside the US and comes off the back of an investment of about €10m from the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF).

  • Vectra to open R&D centre in Dublin, create 100 jobs

    TechCentral, 21 February 2018

    Kevin Dillon, managing partner at Atlantic Bridge and former head of Microsoft Ireland, will join the board of directors, supporting the company as it scales up operations in Europe and continues to grow its customer base. “We have been impressed by the remarkable growth of Vectra in this fast-moving cybersecurity market,” says Dillon.

  • Vectra planning European expansion post funding

    MicroScope, 21 February 2018

    Security specialist Vectra has gained millions in funding and is looking to use that backing to expand its operations in Europe and build up its channel base. The firm, which uses AI to get ahead of security threats, has opened a research and development centre in Ireland and is planning to increase the channel numbers in the UK.

  • Threat hunting platform Vectra lands $36 million in late-stage funding

    Silicon Angle, 21 February 2018

    Vectra has made a name for itself in the crowded world of cybersecurity startups thanks to its Cognito AI-based threat hunting platform, which automates the hunt for attacks as they’re taking place. The company was recently ranked as a “Visionary” by research firm Gartner Inc. in its 2018 Magic Quadrant for Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems.

  • Vectra raises $36 million for its AI cybersecurity technology

    VentureBeat, 21 February 2018

    “When customers look for a real-time answers about cyberattacks, the first curated piece of intelligence comes from us,” says Vectra CEO Hitesh Sheth. “All the front-end threat hunting is automated and all the prioritization is automated, so separating the threat signal from noise is something that we are very good at.”

  • Hacker detection firm Vectra raises $36 million

    SecurityWeek, 21 February 2018

    Vectra today announced that it has closed a $36 million Series D funding round, bringing the total amount raised to date by the company to $123 million. The investment will be used to expand sales and marketing, fuel product development of its Cognito threat hunting platform, and open a new R&D center in Dublin, Ireland.

  • Vectra scores $36 million for AI-enhanced cyberattack detection

    Xconomy, 21 February 2018

    Vectra, founded in 2010, plans to use its new capital on a broader global marketing campaign and for improvements to its software. To that end, the company is opening a new research and development center in Dublin, Ireland, where as many as 100 new hires will be made over a five-year period.

  • Video: Vectra CEO talks about $36 million Series D funding round

    Vectra, 21 February 2018

    Vectra CEO Hitesh Sheth talks about the company's $36 million Series D funding round led by Atlantic Bridge. The Ireland Strategic Investment Fund and Nissho Electronics Corp. also participated in the Series D round with returning investors, bringing Vectra’s total funding to date to $123 million.

  • Les systèmes industriels, proies de choix pour le cryptojacking

    Le Figaro, 15 February 2018

    «Les systèmes de contrôle industriels exécutant d'anciens systèmes d'exploitation embarqués de PC avec des vulnérabilités établies mais non corrigées sont particulièrement à risque», indique Matt Walmsley, directeur EMEA de Vectra.

  • Video: Vectra CEO comments on Olympic Destroyer

    NBC Bay Area, 14 February 2018

    Vectra CEO Hitesh Sheth comments on the Olympic Destroyer malware, which infected servers at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Rather than being drive by financial motive, it aimed to disrupt the opening ceremonies.

  • Active Directory offenbart Schwächen bei Hackerangriff

    Manage IT, 8 February 2018

    “DCShadow ist eine innovative Technik die einen schädlichen Active Directory (AD)-Controller in ein bestehendes System einfügt, indem die Replikationsdienste der Active Directory manipuliert warden,” meint Gérard Bauer, Vice President EMEA bei Vectra.

  • Angriffe auf Datenintegrität mit KI abwehren

    IT-Zoom, 8 February 2018

    “Die in fünf Jahren erwartete Lücke von 350.000 Fachleuten ist alleine durch Ausbildung und Weiterqualifizierung nicht zu schließen,” meint Gérard Bauer, Vice President EMEA bei Vectra. “Neue Wege und ein Umdenken sind deshalb das Gebot der Stunde.”

  • Steigende Cyberrisiken und fehlende Ressourcen

    Security Insider, 8 February 2018

    Mit weiteren Cyberangriffen mittels Würmern ist ebenso zu rechnen wie mit Ransomware. Das ist ein Problem, denn wie in vielen technischen Sparten herrscht auch in der IT-Sicherheit chronischer Fachkräftemangel, der auch 2018 nicht abnehmen wird, meint Gérard Bauer, Vice President EMEA bei Vectra.