Laya Healthcare Signs Up FireEye to Protect Nearly Half a Million Customers’ Details

The Cork-based Company Chooses FireEye Platform to Stay Protected from Advanced Web and Email Threats

FireEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: FEYE), the leader in stopping today's advanced cyber attacks, today announced that laya healthcare, the second largest private healthcare insurance provider in Ireland, has selected FireEye to help detect unauthorised access to laya healthcare's networks.

Headquartered in Cork, Ireland, laya healthcare has been a provider of private healthcare insurance for more than fifteen years. With confidential data on file for nearly half a million members, it is imperative for laya healthcare to keep this information secure and to have the best tools in place to prevent attackers entering their systems.

“At laya healthcare we place innovation at the heart of everything we do hence we chose the leader in the field FireEye to help take care of our security posture. It also keeps us on the front foot against cybercrime,” said Ian Brennan, Director of IT at laya healthcare. “We’ve worked with a number of traditional security providers over the years, and will continue to do so, but with the added security of FireEye monitoring for any threats that get through these defences, we can be confident that our members’ records are safe from both traditional and new methods of cyber attacks.”

With the FireEye Security Platform acting as the hub for its web and email security operations, laya Healthcare will benefit from real-time threat intelligence shared via the Dynamic Threat Intelligence™ (DTI) cloud to defend against targeted attacks. The FireEye Network Security (NX Series) and Email Security (EX Series) platforms will allow laya healthcare to protect itself from spear phishing attacks, websites that contain zero-day exploits and emails that contain malware.

Richard Turner, vice president EMEA, FireEye said: “Our recent Regional Advanced Threat Reports highlighted that healthcare is the most targeted industry in Europe and the fourth most targeted in the UK & Ireland. With cyber attackers prepared to use any avenue to compromise healthcare organisations, it is vital for the industry to keep their security up-to-date to ensure that patient’s records and financial details are secure. By working closely with laya healthcare, we can continuously monitor and protect their infrastructure to help keep their sensitive data safe.”

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.

About laya healthcare:

Laya healthcare is the second largest provider of private healthcare insurance in Ireland, with more than 475,000 members. Laya healthcare specialises in the provision of private health insurance, along with travel insurance and a Health@Work service for employers, and provides some of the most innovative benefits in the Irish market. Its brand promise – Looking After You Always – represents laya healthcare’s member-centric approach, which is fundamental to its vision and values.

Laya healthcare recently announced the results of a major medical costs management programme, which has already resulted in significant claims cost savings. Almost €100 million in savings is predicted as a result of the review over the five year period from 2012 to 2016. Laya healthcare believes that the savings over time can be passed on to its members and will lead to better value for consumers.

Insurance provided by Elips Insurance Limited trading as Laya Healthcare. Laya Healthcare Limited trading as laya healthcare is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.

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