FireEye Delivers Targeted Attack Protection for the Apple Platform
FireEye Advanced Threat Protection NX, AX and Mobile Threat Prevention Platforms Now Offer Microsoft, Apple and Google Android Users Protection from Advanced Cyber Attacks
FireEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: FEYE), the leader in stopping today's advanced cyber attacks, today announced targeted attack protection for products built on the Apple platform. FireEye will support Apple’s Mac OS X operating system for network protection, iOS for mobile protection to detect known and unknown attacks, and enable analytics with forensic analysis for Apple products. With Mac support incorporated into the FireEye® Network Security Threat Prevention Platform (NX series), FireEye Forensic Analytics (AX series), FireEye Mobile Threat Prevention (MTP) and the FireEye Investigation Analysis System (IAS), the company is the first security vendor to offer an integrated solution to protect Microsoft, Apple and Google Android platforms with technology purpose-built to identify and mitigate advanced persistent threat (APT), zero-day, and targeted attacks.
FireEye Advanced Threat Protection NX and AX with OS X support are generally available now. The FireEye Mobile Threat Prevention App for iOS will be generally available by the end of 2014.
“As enterprises evolve and the Apple footprint grows within them, advanced threat actors are turning their attacks to Apple products to carry out their work,” said Manish Gupta, senior vice president of products at FireEye. “By adding support for Apple, we are providing the only unified security platform for the top operating systems to protect enterprises from multi-vector attacks. With our proven ability to detect zero-day attacks, both Mac and Windows organizations can now benefit from the industry’s best threat protection.”
According to a report by Forrester Research, almost 50 percent of enterprises support Apple products, 21 percent of information workers use one or more Apple products for work, and executives and senior-level employees – often the prime targets of advanced attackers – represent 41 percent of enterprise Apple users. Such increased use of Apple products has caught the attention of attackers, with FireEye Labs seeing malware callbacks from Macs increase 90 percent month over month from June 2013 to June 2014. In September, FireEye Labs reported on malware specifically targeting Mac OS X.
“By supporting Apple, FireEye can now protect nearly all personal computers in the enterprise environment from advanced attacks,” said Jon Oltsik, senior principal analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group. “More importantly, since many executives, researchers and other VIPs who work with intellectual property are frequently Apple users, this new FireEye capability can help focus protection where it’s needed most – high-priority systems where sensitive data and expansive access privileges reside."
The FireEye Multi-vector Virtual Execution™ (MVX™) engine with support for Mac OS X is offered on the FireEye NX 7500 network security platform. The FireEye MVX engine with Mac support performs multi-flow analysis of traffic flows, files, and Web objects to understand the full context of a cyber attack. The FireEye MVX virtual machine-based detection engine is scalable and evasion resistant, delivering in-line analysis of suspicious content in real-time with minimal false positive alerts. With Mac OS X support incorporated into the MVX detection engine, FireEye is the first security vendor to be able to protect both Windows and Apple users from today’s advanced targeted attacks. The NX Series with Apple support is designed to provide customers with additional benefits including:
- Zero-day and APT attack detection for Apple Mac OS X users to identify known and unknown threats and stops outbound malware communications
- Coverage from cyber attacks for Mac and Windows users on enterprise corporate networks, including reduced false-positives and unified management capabilities
- Integrated malware analysis and network monitoring for malicious images, PDFs, Flash or ZIP/RAR/TNEF archives to stop highly targeted attacks
To support iOS, FireEye will provide a Mobile Threat Prevention App in Apple’s App Store. This app, like its Android sibling, works with MTP Management to provide proactive protection. The iOS MTP app is a lightweight app designed for users of iOS mobile devices to benefit from:
- Cloud-based analysis providing details on behavior, callbacks and live analysis for iOS apps
- Display of threat scores of iOS apps, detailing malicious or unwanted behavior within each app, and examining factors associated with endpoint device compromise. The FireEye MTP app alerts mobile users to threats before an app is executed on their device.
Finally, with the FireEye AX 5500 forensic analysis security platform, customers will have enhanced global threat intelligence from the FireEye Dynamic Threat Intelligence™ (DTI™) cloud with data drawn from attacks targeting Macs and the ability to correlate attacks across Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Google Android platforms.
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 Threat Prevention Platform provides real-time, dynamic threat protection without the use of signatures to protect an organization across the primary threat vectors 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 2,500 customers across 65 countries, including over 150 of the Fortune 500.
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements related to the expectations, beliefs, features and benefits of FireEye’s new NX, AX and Mobile Threat Prevention Platforms supporting Apple products and the general availability of the Mobile Threat Prevention App for iOS mobile devices. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions which, if they do not fully materialize or prove incorrect, could cause the performance of these new platforms and 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 customer demand and adoption of FireEye’s solutions; real or perceived defects, errors or vulnerabilities in FireEye’s products or services; FireEye's ability to maintain favorable relationships with software providers; FireEye’s ability to react to trends and challenges in its business and the markets in which it operates; FireEye’s ability to anticipate market needs or develop new or enhanced products and services to meet those needs; 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 quarterly report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 13, 2014, which is available on the Investor Relations section of the company’s website at investors.FireEye.com and on the SEC website at www.sec.gov. 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, service, feature, benefit 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 and services plans at any time.
Vitor De Souza
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