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Vectra AI & Gigamon partner for hybrid cloud security solution
Fri, 23rd Feb 2024

Vectra AI and Gigamon have announced a new OEM partnership to offer large enterprises intelligent extended detection and response (XDR) across hybrid cloud environments. Vectra AI will employ its AI-driven Attack Signal Intelligence alongside Gigamon's observability capabilities. The partnership aims to detect and respond to threats unseen until now, utilising cloud network-derived intelligence and insights. Vectra AI will sell and support the combined solution globally under the terms of the agreement.

The increasing dependence on hybrid and multi-cloud workloads by DevOps, NetOps and SecOps teams demands secure deployment and constant monitoring. A compounding factor is the massive scale of network data now available to enterprise IT organisations, which, without adequate observability, can overwhelm analysts seeking to identify and manage serious threats. The partnership aims to alleviate these issues by delivering network-derived intelligence and insights on attacks across both on-premise and cloud infrastructure.

This integration builds on the ongoing relationship between Vectra AI and Gigamon, reinforcing their commitment to bridge the gap between perimeter defences and post-breach analysis by boosting visibility. The Vectra AI Platform will utilise integration with Gigamon GigaVUE Cloud Suite to provide augmented hybrid attack visibility and context. This integration should result in reduced detection latency, risk exposure, and optimised Security Operations Center (SOC) team workflows.

The Vectra AI Platform offers its clients access to the only integrated attack signal across network and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) environments, including AWS, Azure, and GCP. Data from multiple sources is consolidated into a single pane of glass, easing investigation and response activities, and offloading the SOC team's manual workload. Cloud native traffic forwarding support from the Gigamon Deep Observability Pipeline is directly transferred to the Vectra AI Platform leading to a reduction in costs and the need for native cloud tools.

Giving their expert insight, Chris Kissel, Research Vice President in IDC’s Security and Trust Products Group stated, “Recent trends in the cybersecurity industry indicate many XDR offerings have expanded to capture new categories of events. By adding support for more data sources and threat intelligence and leveraging the power of Gigamon and Vectra AI for hybrid and multi-cloud visibility, this transition to more multifunction network detection for both on-premise and cloud aligns well with the use case of network/security operations evolution and migration to the cloud.”

End users are also expressing satisfaction with this partnership. According to Martin Fisher, CISO at Northside Hospital, "the combination of Gigamon and Vectra reduces the friction in building the capabilities we need to protect our environment.” Paul Eccleston, SVP EMEA for Exclusive Networks, the joint distributor for Vectra and Gigamon across the region, confirmed that creating a turnkey solution with Gigamon and Vectra AI is a “game changer for cloud security."

In closing remarks, Greg Murphy, Senior Vice President of Operations and Strategy at Vectra AI, highlighted the new offering’s commitment to comprehensive cloud security. Michael Dickman, Chief Product Officer at Gigamon, echoed these sentiments stating, “With this new joint solution, SOC analysts can finally solve the problem of East-West as well as North-South threat detection, for any and all cloud workloads.” The Vectra AI Platform, utilising the integration with Gigamon GigaVUE Cloud Suite, is now available through Vectra AI and Reseller Partners.