Parsons and FireEye Form Strategic Partnership to Provide Advanced Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure and IT Environments
PASADENA and MILPITAS, Calif. – Jan. 11, 2016 – Parsons—a
technology-driven engineering services firm with expertise in
infrastructure, defense, intelligence, and cybersecurity—and FireEye,
Inc. (NASDAQ: FEYE), the leader in stopping today’s advanced cyber
attacks, today announced a strategic partnership to provide customers
with enhanced protection for their critical infrastructure and IT
environments through advanced technologies and services aimed at
reducing risk and strengthening security.
Critical infrastructure providers are uniquely vulnerable to cyber
attacks, given the required connectivity between the physical and the
cyber worlds. The same technologies that offer improved visibility and
control over the operation create desirable cyber targets for
attackers looking to steal information and intellectual property,
disrupt services, and damage equipment.
With more than 70 years of experience designing, building, and sustaining elements of critical infrastructure, Parsons has a unique perspective on the cyber security challenges faced by both government and commercial organizations today. FireEye pioneered a new approach to detecting advanced attacks and, combined with its Mandiant services team, provides the technology, intelligence, and expertise to protect against cyber attacks from sophisticated adversaries specifically targeting critical infrastructure and to prevent their ability to successfully execute a cyber attack.
This collaboration will bring together Parsons’ deep experience with comprehensive security solutions for critical infrastructure with FireEye technology, threat intelligence, and a full array of customized Mandiant services to counteract the rapidly growing cyber threats faced by customers managing critical infrastructure.
“We at Parsons are excited to announce our strategic partnership with FireEye,” said Chuck Harrington, Parsons’ Chairman and CEO. “For 30 years we have worked behind the scenes to deliver cybersecurity services to protect our nation’s most sensitive information and critical infrastructure. We are partnering with FireEye to build on that foundation. Together, we are committed to developing best-of-breed solutions to address the evolving cyber threat faced by energy producers, transportation infrastructure entities, telecommunications companies, and government agencies.”
“Critical infrastructure providers are targeted by nation-state groups looking to improve their domestic infrastructure, cyber criminals trying to monetize customers’ data, and non-state actors working to create disruption to support a cause,” said David DeWalt, FireEye Chairman of the Board and CEO. “FireEye and Parsons are coming together to provide the best security solutions available today, from the physical world to the cyber domain, and help protect critical infrastructure providers from this diverse set of adversaries.”
Parsons, celebrating more than 70 years of growth in the engineering, construction, technical, and professional services industries, is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on infrastructure, industrial, federal, and construction. Parsons delivers design/design-build, program/construction management, and other professional services packaged in innovative alternative delivery methods to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide. For more about Parsons, please visit www.parsons.com.
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 4,000 customers across 67 countries, including more than 650 of the Forbes Global 2000.
FireEye and Mandiant are registered trademarks or trademarks of FireEye, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other brands, products, or service names are or may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.
FireEye Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements related to expectations, beliefs, plans and objectives with respect to the strategic partnership between Parsons and FireEye, and the features, benefits and availability of solutions associated with the strategic partnership. 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 the solutions associated with the strategic partnership; real or perceived defects, errors or vulnerabilities in such solutions; FireEye’s and Parsons’ ability to react to trends and challenges in their respective businesses and the markets in which they operate; FireEye’s and Parsons’ ability to anticipate market needs or develop new or enhanced solutions to meet those needs; difficulties, delays or the inability of FireEye and Parsons to execute their plans and objectives with respect to the strategic partnership; 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 November 5, 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 FireEye 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 solution that may be referenced in this release is for information purposes only and is not a commitment to deliver any solution. FireEye reserves the right to modify future solutions at any time.
Vitor De Souza