Vectra AI today announced that it will participate in GITEX Technology Week 2021 at Microsoft’s stand, showing delegates how they can mitigate threats emerging from distributed and hybrid-remote workforces.
The tie-up with Microsoft follows the signing of an agreement between the two companies in July this year, in which Vectra brought the power of its Threat Detection and Reponse platform’s Zero Trust capabilities to Microsoft platforms through Detect for Office 365 and Azure AD.
“Organizations across the Middle East face huge challenges as they try to protect their critical assets,” said Ammar Enaya, regional director – METNA, Vectra AI. “The very concept of a network perimeter has been upended by the mass migration to hybrid and multi-cloud environments spurred by last year’s global health crisis. Attackers are sidestepping protection layers with ease, roaming digital estates wielding valid credentials, and executing attacks with impunity. They are deploying ransomware; they are exfiltrating data and they must be stopped.”
“Microsoft has built a robust Zero Trust framework that establishes best practices and is an excellent guide for businesses,” added Ammar. “Vectra offers an equally robust realization of those principles and so our partnership with Microsoft to build the Cognito-based solution ‘Detect for Office 365 and Azure AD’ was a logical step for both our companies. We now protect Microsoft customers in the cloud with some of the industry’s most reliable detection tools.”
At Microsoft’s GITEX 2021 hub, Vectra will demonstrate the power of Vectra Detect for Office 365 and Azure AD, the industry’s first AI-based detection and response solution for the cloud. Vectra experts will show delegates how the award-winning approach leverages cybersecurity R&D and data science to build an AI model capable of picking an attacker out of the digital hubbub of a complex hybrid environment. They will explain how the proven platform, which protects private data centers, public clouds, and other enterprise infrastructures, is ideally suited to the Microsoft Cloud, offering broad coverage across the entire attacker kill chain in Office 365.
Another GITEX focus for Vectra will be the SOC Visibility Triad, which encompasses NDR (network detection and response), EDR (endpoint detection and response) and SIEM (security information and event management)/UEBA (user and entity behaviour analytics). Vectra will showcase the critical role that its technology plays in the triad and how the three-prong approach gives SOCs increased threat visibility, detection, response, investigation, and remediation powers.
In addition to its engagements at Microsoft’s stand, on October 17th at 15:50, Vectra AI’s System Engineering Manager for the METNA region, Abdullrazaq Zahran, will present at the GITEX Tech Talks stage on how AI-driven threat detection and response is able to find ransomware before it can do harm, even as current tools continue to fail in this regard.
“GITEX attracts a wide swath of visitors because of the breadth of technologies on display,” said Ammar. “Everyone has something to learn at the region’s top tech trade show, even if they do not work in the industry. Given that this years’ edition coincides with the kick-off of EXPO 2020, there is a real buzz about the event, and we are delighted to have a presence with our strategic partner. We look forward to having engaging conversations with prospective and existing customers, partners and industry peers on how Vectra technology can play a critical role in helping them stay one step ahead of today’s most significant threats.”
Visitors to GITEX can find Vectra at the Microsoft stand located in Hall 7, H7-D1.