FireEye Introduces New Virtual Machine-Based Threat Protection for Mobility

FireEye Extends Virtual Machine Platform for Web, Email, and File Vectors to Mobile Threats

FireEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: FEYE), the leader in stopping today's advanced cyber attacks, announced FireEye® Mobile Threat Prevention™, a new cloud-based platform designed to address threats from the mobile vector. The new product, which secures the Android™ platform, will be generally available by the end of 2013.

According to Google, more than 1 million Android apps are currently available for download and they have been downloaded more than 50 billion times to more than 1 billion devices. The diverse sources of these apps pose security and privacy risks.

“Enterprises aren't just concerned about the smartphones and tablets they procure and issue to employees, but they are also dealing with employee-owned devices and the realization that they must secure their own content, data, and applications on a majority of devices they do not own,” said Charles Kolodgy, research vice president, security products with IDC.

FireEye Mobile Threat Prevention is designed to detect and report mobile threats. Rather than relying on malware signatures—which are ineffective against today’s fast-moving, constantly changing threats—the platform detonates Android apps within the FireEye Multi-Vector Virtual Execution™ (MVX) engine to provide automated mobile threat assessment. This threat assessment enables customers to make informed decisions and enforce security policies in their mobile environment.

The unique capabilities of FireEye Mobile Threat Prevention include:

  • A concise assessment of an app’s behavior, including hidden malicious and unwanted functionality.
  • Contextual analysis to connect disparate actions designed to form a full picture of the app’s unwanted behaviors and uncover the hidden malicious behaviors embedded deep within the app.
  • On-demand threat assessments for both custom apps and apps available in public or enterprise app stores.
  • An app threat database containing detailed app behaviors for more than 1 million apps.
  • Play-by-play analysis of suspicious apps to enable security professionals to dissect detailed app behaviors.
  • APIs to connect with mobile management and endpoint solutions for integration.
  • Threat intelligence sharing through the FireEye Dynamic Threat Intelligence™ (DTI) cloud for multiple threat vectors such as Web, email, and files.

“Today's cybercriminals are using all the resources at their disposal to compromise an organization and steal intellectual property,” said Dawn Song, FireEye fellow and associate professor of computer science at UC Berkeley. “These blended attacks encompass various vectors: email, Web, file, and increasingly the mobile vector. Traditional security defenses fail when advanced malware gets increasingly complicated and dynamic. FireEye Mobile Threat Prevention has a unique approach to address these problems.”

Recently, FireEye discovered a rapidly-growing class of mobile threats affecting Android apps with more than 200 million downloads. For more information:

FireEye senior vice president of products, Manish Gupta, will introduce the new FireEye Mobile Threat Prevention platform at MobileCON on October 17, 2013 on “Thought Leadership” stage number one at 2:00 PM (Pacific Time).

Visit FireEye at MobileCON at booth #938. For more information:

About FireEye, Inc.

FireEye Threat Prevention Platform provides real-time, dynamic threat protection without the use of signatures to protect an organization across the primary threat vectors, including mobile, 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 1,100 customers across more than 40 countries, including over 100 of the Fortune 500.  

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements related to general availability, expected capabilities, and expected benefits of FireEye Mobile Threat Prevention. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions which, if they do not fully materialize or prove incorrect, could cause FireEye’s results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties that could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include FireEye’s limited operating history and limited experience with developing and releasing new products and services; disruptions or other business interruptions that affect the availability of network connection to the FireEye Mobile Threat Prevention platform; real or perceived defects, errors, or vulnerabilities in the FireEye platform; rapidly evolving technological developments in a market that is characterized by rapid changes in technology, customer requirements, industry standards, and frequent new product introductions and improvements; and general market, political, economic, and business conditions; as well as those risks and uncertainties included under the captions “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations,” in FireEye’s prospectus filed with the SEC on September 20, 2013 pursuant to Rule 424(b) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and available on the Investor Relations section of the company’s website at and on the SEC website at All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to the company as of the date hereof, and FireEye does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking statements provided to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made. Any future product, feature, or related specification that may be referenced in this release are for information purposes only and are not commitments to deliver any technology or enhancement. FireEye reserves the right to modify future product plans at any time.

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