July 28th, 2021

Pentera and Vectra Partner to Keep Customers Attack-Ready Against Ransomware

Pentera and Vectra Partnership

Joint Solution Automates Real Adversary Tactics and Techniques; Allows Customers to Continuously Validate Attack Preparedness and Response Capabilities

Boston & Tel Aviv, Israel, July 28, 2021Pentera (formerly Pcysys), the leader in automated security validation, and Vectra AI, the leader in threat detection and response, today announced a partnership to ensure security teams are fully prepared to stop ransomware and advanced cyber attacks.

The new joint solution allows customers to safely automate the actual tactics and techniques of the most destructive ransomware strains and threats in the wild – from REvil to Maze, and continuously validate attack preparedness and the effectiveness of detection and response processes. This combines the best of defense-in-depth and validation-in-depth security approaches – enabling red and blue teams to share threat information and ensure an organization is attack-ready.

“Offensive and defensive security teams are increasingly collaborating to secure against advanced threats. Yet, mass scale attacks continue making daily headlines,” said Amitai Ratzon, CEO, Pentera. “Legacy tools hinder the ability for red and blue teams to work together in an automated fashion, to understand continuous security posture and what malicious activity to look for. This partnership ensures precise information sharing and more effective collaboration to secure against advanced threats on an ongoing basis.”

Traditional penetration testing is manual and provides only a point-in-time snapshot of organizational security posture. This makes it impossible for organizations to reliably and continuously test their attack preparedness and downstream investigation and response processes. Pentera is the only platform that safely automates real adversary tactics and techniques on a continual basis, showing CISOs exactly how attackers will exploit their network. The partnership with Vectra AI automates information sharing workflows between red and blue teams, allowing security operations to validate and improve detection and response capabilities based on Pentera adversarial actions. Features and benefits of the joint solution include:

  • RansomwareReady™: Recently released, Pentera creates a safe version of the most destructive ransomwares in the wild – Maze, Revil, and more. Inert versions are safely deployed in internal environments to provide full visibility of the most likely vulnerabilities and lateral pathways ransomware will take to target critical assets and disrupt operations. This allows CISOs to inoculate their organizations against ransomware attacks before they occur, and leverage Vectra AI to continually improve their detection and response processes.
  • End-to-End Security Validation at Enterprise Scale: Customers can automate security validation at every stage of the threat lifecycle – prevent, detect, respond. The solution’s agentless architecture provides unlimited scalability, allowing enterprise-wide validation as environments grow, without impacting performance.
  • Increased Security Coverage: Continuously updated content on real-world attack scenarios provides increased coverage against the latest tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs).

“Pentera provides our joint customers with deep insights into the latest TTPs and allows them to continuously validate their attack preparedness and response capabilities,” said Hitesh Sheth, CEO, Vectra AI. “Recent attacks have shown that prevention tools are easily bypassed when attackers move laterally in cloud and hybrid deployments. The partnership with Pentera enables our joint customers to validate their programs across technology, people and processes in order to prevent future breaches.”

About Vectra

Vectra® is the leader in threat detection and response – from cloud and data center workloads to user and IoT devices. Its Cognito® platform accelerates threat detection and investigation using AI to enrich metadata it collects and stores with the right context to detect, hunt and investigate known and unknown threats in real time. Vectra Cognito Detect uses AI to reveal and prioritize hidden and unknown attackers at speed, and Cognito Detect for Office365 and Azure AD™ finds and stops attacks in enterprise SaaS applications and the Microsoft 365 ecosystem. For more information, visit vectra.ai.

About Pentera

Pentera is the category leader for Automated Security Validation, allowing every organization to test with ease the integrity of all cybersecurity layers, unfolding true, current security exposures at any moment, at any scale. Thousands of security professionals and service providers around the world use Pentera to guide remediation and close security gaps before they are exploited. For more info visit: pentera.io.

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