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Help AG Strengthens Abilities in AI-Powered Cyber Security Through Partnership with Vectra

By Helpag  |  Posted Tuesday, 11th June 2019

Recognizing that AI is now imperative to defending against, detecting, and responding to cyber-attacks, over a quarter (27%) of organizations already have plans to invest in cybersecurity capabilities that use Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML)[1]. In a move that strengthens its capabilities in leveraging AI and ML for cybersecurity, Help AG today announced a partnership with Vectra, the leader in AI-powered Network Detection and Response (NDR). The agreement enables the security services and solutions provider to offer Middle East enterprises Vectra’s Cognito AI powered NDR platform, enabling them to detect, investigate and respond to cyber-attacks in real time

The Cognito platform provides pan-enterprise visibility, regardless of IT architecture choices and augments human expertise and capacity to address today’s cybersecurity challenges by applying AI to provide rich context and coordinate incident response with existing security systems, reducing the security operations workload by up to 36X.

Over the last year, Help AG has worked closely with industry-leading security vendors in a concerted effort to deliver the most effective applications of AI in cyber security. “We’re looking beyond the AI buzz and embracing it as a tool that when applied correctly can drastically enhance cyber capabilities. Because it can process massive volumes of data, and automate and fine-tune analytics, AI and ML is ideally suited to identifying threats and attacker behaviours, which is where Vectra excels,” explained Stephan Berner, CEO at Help AG.

Vectra has built a comprehensive ecosystem around its platform through its technology alliances with several key vendors in Help AG’s portfolio including Palo Alto Networks, Splunk, Carbon Black, and Ixia. “This enables us to seamlessly integrate Vectra’s industry-leading AI-powered NDR capabilities into our solution architecture and thus enhance the effectiveness of our holistic cyber security framework,” said Berner.

In addition, the security services and solutions provider will also leverage Cognito within its own Cyber Security Operations Centre (CSOC) to provide 24/7 advanced threat detection and response services. These services enable customers to identify and mitigate threats in real-time by entrusting this critical security function to Help AG’s expertly qualified team of Managed Security Services (MSS) professionals.

“We’re delighted to partner with Help AG, a trusted name in security and services in our regions. Their progressive approach, technical capabilities and services offering are a great fit for Vectra,” said Ammar Enaya, Regional Director at Vectra. “We’re looking forward to this partnership helping our region’s enterprises dramatically reduce attacker dwell time and reduce their cyber-risk.”

 

[1] https://www.pwc.com/us/en/advisory-services/assets/ai-predictions-2018-report.pdf

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