Local Governments Across the U.S. Turn to FireEye to Strengthen Cyber Defense
District of Columbia, New Orleans, Arizona’s Maricopa County, and Miramar, Florida, Select FireEye to Protect Sensitive Data and Infrastructure from Advanced Threats
MILPITAS, Calif. – Dec. 15, 2014 – FireEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: FEYE), the leader in stopping today’s advanced cyber attacks, today announced that the city of New Orleans and the office of the CTO for the District of Columbia join a growing number of local government institutions that turn to FireEye to update their security infrastructure and protect sensitive data. The city of Miramar, Florida, and the office of enterprise technology for the county of Maricopa, Arizona are among other local government customers that have recently selected FireEye to strengthen their cyber defenses.
“Advanced threat groups are targeting local government institutions because of the potential value of the data on their networks, from birth records to tax receipts, and to use compromised systems as part of their command and control infrastructure,” said Tony Cole, global government chief technology officer at FireEye. “Forward-looking government organizations are selecting FireEye to help protect against a constantly changing threat landscape and help them navigate the complexities of keeping their networks secure.”
District of Columbia – Office of the Chief Technology Officer
The Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO) for the District of Columbia directs the strategy, deployment and management of government technology for the district, playing a critical role in delivering better services to more than 650,000 residents, tens of thousands of businesses, and millions of visitors. OCTO supports vast citywide communications and technology infrastructure, applications and web systems and is responsible for the operational oversight of nearly 100 agencies.
“We chose FireEye because of its excellent advanced threat defense capability and scalable products,” said District of Columbia CTO Rob Mancini. “When it comes to our residents, businesses, neighbors and visitors, we want the best that industry has to offer our security apparatus, and we turn to FireEye.”
City of New Orleans
New Orleans has long been a major destination for visitors from all over the world. Despite the ravages of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, New Orleans was recently ranked one of the top 10 cities in Travel + Leisure magazine’s “World’s Best” list, a powerful testimony to the progress made since that time. In addition to natural disasters, New Orleans is forced to address the unique cyber threats that local governments face.
“Data integrity is of paramount importance to the City of New Orleans,” said Freud Alexandre, enterprise architect and security manager, City of New Orleans. “A lot of security solutions vendors make outlandish statements but FireEye unconditionally delivers on everything it claims it can do.”
Maricopa County, Arizona - Office of Enterprise Technology
With 3.8 million residents, Maricopa is the largest county in Arizona and the fourth-largest county in the nation. The Office of Enterprise Technology is charged with implementing, maintaining and securing enterprise productivity and support systems for more than 16,000 employees in 58 departments operating in elected, appointed and general government agencies. FireEye was brought in to identify and block zero-day Web exploits, binaries and multi-protocol callbacks, and to help scale Maricopa’s advanced threat defenses across the county.
“Investing and partnering with the right company is critical in combating the continuous security threats that affect our businesses, citizens, and employees,” said David L. Stevens, CIO, county of Maricopa. “This means that security services must be built into our ethos and culture and FireEye is committed to this principle and our success.”
“We know cybercriminals use the web to deliver zero-day exploits and malicious URLs in email, but we can’t turn off access to the Internet or email,” said Michael C. Echols, CISO, county of Maricopa. “This technology helps us keep our employees and networks secure to stop the kind of drive-by downloads and blended web and email attacks that could easily bypass traditional AV solutions.”
City of Miramar, Florida
The city of Miramar, located in southeast Florida, provides a range of services to its almost 130,000 residents within 30 square miles.
"In the past few years, a proliferation of high-profile breaches in digital security highlighted a new nature of present-day cyber risks, including advanced persistent threats,” said Vlady Ryaboy, CISO, city of Miramar. “Conventional methods in cyber security are not sufficient in identifying and mitigating APT as they often appear in zero-day attacks. While no single technology solution alone can ensure digital assets are fully protected, FireEye has given organizations a fighting chance with real-time alerts when something does not look quite right. This kind of deep visibility into a network is one of several reasons why we made the investment in the FireEye platform."
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 2,700 customers across 67 countries, including over 157 of the Fortune 500.
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