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Vectra to focus on Zero Trust security partnership with Microsoft at GITEX 2021

Vectra to focus on Zero Trust security partnership with Microsoft at GITEX 2021

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Vectra AI, an AI-driven threat detection and response solutions vendor, has announced that it will participate at GITEX Technology Week 2021 at Microsoft’s stand, where it will show delegates how they can mitigate threats emerging from distributed and hybrid-remote workforces.

According to Vectra AI, 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.

“Organisations 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, exfiltrating data and must be stopped.”

Zero Trust architectures allow organisations to enhance their visibility of insider threats, by making no assumptions about the status of a process inside their digital perimeter.

“Microsoft has built a robust Zero Trust framework that establishes best practices and is an excellent guide for businesses,” said Ammar. “Vectra offers an equally robust realisation 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.”

Mohammed Arif, Business Group Director, Modern Work and Security, Microsoft UAE said: “With the recent shift to remote work, security concerns have been propelled to the centre stage for many organisations, but security is more than a reaction to a threat. Understanding the connection between business outcomes and highly secure IT infrastructure can yield incremental benefits for business such as higher customer satisfaction and brand recognition. We look forward to working with our partners, including Vectra AI, to bring our customers the most cutting-edge solutions to secure their assets and empower them to achieve more.”

Visitors to GITEX can find Vectra at the Microsoft stand located in Hall 7, H7-D1.

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