FireEye Combines Industry Leading Email Protection with Threat Intelligence
New Solution Blocks and Contains Email Attacks While Providing Actionable Intelligence with Rich Context
MILPITAS, CA – July 7, 2015 – FireEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: FEYE), the leader in stopping today's advanced cyber attacks, today announced enhancements to the FireEye® Email Threat Prevention Platform™ (EX™) and FireEye Advanced Threat Intelligence™ (ATI™). With this release, FireEye EX is designed to provide a self-contained solution to protect enterprises against spear phishing that employs embedded malicious URLs, instantly blocking and containing these attacks. In addition, FireEye ATI provides security teams with valuable context on email-based attacks, which can include severity, threat actor, attack stage and patch information. The new release is generally available.
“The vast majority of the breaches we see started with a spear phishing email,” said Manish Gupta, senior vice president of products at FireEye. “By combining advanced email analysis with threat intelligence, FireEye will offer customers superior protection against these attacks, enabling security teams to better allocate resources to optimize incident response and decrease the time to detect and respond. With this release, FireEye continues to drive down the time from detect to fix.”
The FireEye EX platform also includes advanced URL defense capability that provides superior URL threat detection and prevention by leveraging dynamic cloud-based analysis. If a URL is found to be malicious, the email used to deliver the URL will be quarantined so no user will be affected. This enhances email protection to enterprise employees working remotely and outside the purview of network security controls. Also, customers can protect mobile and remote users and help enterprises securely deploy a “bring your own device” (BYOD) strategy.
The FireEye ATI complements FireEye EX by providing deep context for email attacks detected by FireEye EX. Using industry-leading FireEye threat intelligence, security teams will benefit from deep attack context, including:
- Severity insights, which help with alert prioritization
- Potential threat actor background, which helps with attribution
- Details about the malware, which aid in forensics analysis
- Indication of a broader attack campaign, which helps identify a motive
- Attack stage insights, which help identify attack maturity
- Mitigation information, which is used by analysts
With this deep context, incident responders can precisely gauge and drive an effective and efficient response against today’s increasingly harmful threats.
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 3,400 customers across 67 countries, including over 250 of the Fortune 500.
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements related to expectations and beliefs regarding the FireEye Endpoint Threat Prevention Platform, FireEye Advanced Threat Intelligence and the availability, expected capabilities and expected benefits of enhancements to such offerings. 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. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, customer demand and adoption of FireEye’s offerings; real or perceived defects, errors or vulnerabilities in FireEye’s offerings; 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 offerings 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 May 8, 2015, 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 is for information purposes only and is not a commitment to deliver any technology or enhancement. FireEye reserves the right to modify future product and services plans at any time.
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