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FireEye Appoints Kara Wilson as Chief Marketing Officer

Former SAP, Cisco Executive to Accelerate Brand Awareness

Milpitas, CA - Aug 19, 2013 – FireEye®, Inc., the leader in stopping today's new breed of cyber attacks, today announced the appointment of Kara Wilson as chief marketing officer (CMO), effective August 19. As CMO, Wilson will oversee global marketing and communications at FireEye.

“FireEye is at an important juncture, and we believe Kara’s background will help accelerate brand awareness for the FireEye threat-protection platform,” said David DeWalt, chairman and CEO of FireEye. “With Kara’s track record developing world-class enterprise marketing organizations, she is a very welcome addition to the FireEye team.”

The FireEye advanced threat-protection platform identifies and blocks the new generation of cyber attacks, including sophisticated malware and zero-day attacks with a signature-less, dynamic, real-time Multi-Vector Virtual Execution™ (MVX) engine. Built on patented virtualization technology, the MVX engine helps ensure scalable, accurate, and timely protection across the primary threat vectors, including Web, email, and files. 

“The FireEye vision and technology are transforming the security industry," said Wilson. “Advanced cyber attacks from criminals and nation-states continually sap enterprises of valuable intellectual property and data—and FireEye provides an effective defense. I’m very happy to join the FireEye team, and I'm looking forward to helping drive broader awareness of the FireEye threat-protection platform.”

Wilson comes to FireEye from Okta, where she also held the position of CMO. Prior to Okta, Kara was CMO of SAP Cloud. Wilson also held executive positions at a number of market-leading enterprise technology companies, including CMO of SuccessFactors, VP of Collaboration Solutions Marketing at Cisco Systems, and CMO of Network General (acquired by NetScout). Before joining Network General, Kara led marketing communications at PeopleSoft before its acquisition by Oracle.

About FireEye, Inc.

FireEye® has invented a purpose-built, virtual machine-based security platform that provides real-time threat protection to enterprises and governments worldwide against the next generation of cyber attacks. These highly sophisticated cyber attacks easily circumvent traditional signature-based defenses, such as next-generation firewalls, IPS, anti-virus, and gateways. The FireEye platform provides real-time, dynamic threat protection without the use of signatures to protect an organization across the primary threat vectors, including Web, email, and files and across the different stages of an attack life cycle. The core of the FireEye platform is a virtual execution engine, complemented by dynamic threat intelligence, to identify and block cyber attacks in real time. FireEye has over 1,000 customers across more than 40 countries, including over one-third of the Fortune 100.

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