FireEye and Imperva Integrate Products to Enhance Protection for Critical Applications, Data, and Intellectual Property from Advanced Cyber Attacks
Threat Protection Company and Business Security Company Collaborate to Secure Valuable Information Assets from Cyber Attacks and Compromised Insiders
FireEye®, Inc., the leader in stopping today’s new breed of cyber attacks, and Imperva, Inc. (NYSE:IMPV), a pioneer and leader of a new category of data security solutions for high-value business data in the data center, today announced they have successfully integrated their products, in an effort to enhance the ability of enterprises to detect and detain malware and compromised insiders.
Today, advanced cyber attacks are bypassing traditional security defenses using malware to compromise insiders, and then access and exfiltrate sensitive data. In 2011, the Verizon Data Breach report noted that 69% of breached data incorporated malware. And many enterprises remain completely unprepared. For example, the recent high-profile breach in South Carolina relied on malware to infect employees and steal 72 gigabytes of sensitive data. As IT analyst firm Gartner noted in a January 2012 report, Best Practices for Mitigating Advanced Persistent Threats, “There is widespread agreement that advanced attacks are bypassing our traditional signature-based security controls and persisting undetected on our systems for extended periods of time. The threat is real. You are compromised; you just don’t know it."
FireEye delivers a unique virtualized detection engine that protects employees from external infection and blocks malicious traffic. Imperva observes, audits, and logs suspicious activity from insiders, enabling security policies to automatically restrict access to sensitive applications, such as SAP and Oracle’s E-Business Suite as well as data from “at risk” insiders. By integrating their products, information security teams can automatically identify malware across Web, email, and file share attack vectors and deploy access controls that prevent at risk insiders from accessing sensitive business applications and data.
"The most valuable asset a company owns is its intellectual property and the proprietary information it generates," said Ashar Aziz, founder, vice chairman, and CTO of FireEye. "Cybercriminals and nation-state sponsored attacks are motivated by profit and ideology to steal this information, and insider threats, both malicious and unintentionally compromised, are a primary conduit to this information."
"The sophistication and volume of attacks has been steadily increasing and compromising traditional defense mechanisms," said Amichai Shulman, co-founder and CTO of Imperva. "Advanced threats require a new class of solutions that identify compromised insiders and detect malware across Web, email, and file share attack vectors to limit risk to data."
About FireEye, Inc.
FireEye is the leader in 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 life cycle, 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 more than 25% of the Fortune 100.
Imperva is a pioneer and leader of a new category of data security solutions for high-value business data in the data center. With more than 1,700 end-user customers and thousands of organizations protected through cloud-based deployments, Imperva's customers include leading enterprises, government organizations, and managed service providers who rely on Imperva to prevent sensitive data theft from hackers and insiders. The award-winning Imperva SecureSphere identifies and secures high-value data across file systems, web applications and databases. For more information, visit www.imperva.com, follow us on Twitter or visit our blog.
Forward Looking Statements
This news release contains forward-looking statements, including without limitation those regarding the anticipated benefits of integrating FireEye and Imperva products. These forward-looking statements are subject to material risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ substantially from expectations. We undertake no obligation to update any of the forward-looking statements contained herein after the date of this release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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