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FireEye Appoints Board Chairman David DeWalt as Chief Executive Officer

Founder and Current CEO Ashar Aziz to Serve as Vice Chairman, Chief Technology Officer, and Chief Strategy Officer

MILPITAS, Calif. - Nov 28, 2012 – FireEye®, Inc., the leader in stopping advanced cyber attacks, announced today that David DeWalt, chairman of the board of directors, has been appointed chief executive officer (CEO). DeWalt has served as the company’s board chairman since June 2012. Ashar Aziz, FireEye founder and CEO, will become the company’s new vice chairman and chief strategy officer as well as continue to serve as the company’s CTO.

"FireEye addresses a very critical security gap plaguing businesses today – the lack of sufficient protection against this next generation of cyber attacks. As more and more companies fall prey to cybercriminals targeting their corporate data and proprietary IP, it becomes glaringly apparent that the current approach to security is fundamentally broken. FireEye has emerged as the clear leader in combatting these advanced cyber attacks with its unique technology and platform," said DeWalt. "The company has demonstrated tremendous growth and I’m excited to work side by side with Ashar, one of the world’s foremost technologists and security thought leaders, and the entire executive team to further innovate and expand FireEye’s reach."

DeWalt has over 25 years of experience leading innovative technology companies and is a well-known authority on cyber security. He is the former president, CEO, and director of McAfee, Inc. In addition to his extensive executive resume, DeWalt is a frequent speaker at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland and was appointed by President Obama to serve on the National Security Technology Advisory Council.

"Dave has an incredible track record of leading and growing successful technology companies, and his guidance on our board of directors has been invaluable," said Aziz. "The combination of his leadership, operational experience, and industry expertise will without a doubt help usher FireEye into the next stage of its growth and expansion on a global scale. We welcome him to the leadership team."

FireEye has seen significant expansion in the past year, experiencing explosive revenue growth and adding hundreds of new customers. In addition:

  • Over 800 enterprise and government organizations use FireEye for next-generation threat protection, including almost a third of the Fortune 100 and 40 percent of the top ten companies in the top ten industries.
  • FireEye was just named the fourth fastest growing technology company in North America on the Deloitte 2012 Technology Fast 500™ list based on revenue growth between 2007 and 2011.
  • FireEye was awarded The Wall Street Journal 2012 Technology Innovation Award and was inducted into the JP Morgan Chase Hall of Innovation.
  • FireEye announced a number of industry partnerships with companies such as HP, Splunk, Blue Coat, McAfee, and RSA.

About FireEye, Inc.

FireEye is the leader in stopping next-generation threats, such as zero-day and APT attacks, that bypass traditional defenses and compromise over 95% of networks. The FireEye solution supplements signature-based firewalls, IPS, anti-virus, and gateways, and provides the world’s only cross-enterprise, signature-less protection against Web and email threat vectors as well as malware resident on file shares. It is the industry’s only integrated solution that stops attacks across every stage of an attack lifecycle, from exploit to exfiltration. Using its patented Virtual Execution technology platform across its portfolio, FireEye is uniquely able to protect against next-generation threats. FireEye solutions are deployed in over 40 countries and in over 20% of the Fortune 100.

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