FireEye Expands Cybersecurity Threat Detection with Major New Releases

Significant new software capabilities and next-generation hardware drive performance at scale and increase deployment flexibility

MILPITAS, Calif. – October 4, 2017 – FireEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: FEYE), the intelligence-led security company, today announced major new software releases and next-generation hardware, adding new and expanded capabilities to extend FireEye’s cybersecurity threat detection while reducing costs and increasing flexibility.

To address the issue of post-breach attacks and insider threats, FireEye unveiled FireEye® Network SmartVision™ – a new capability that leverages a machine-learning framework to detect suspicious lateral threat movements (East-West traffic) and data exfiltration. This capability is designed to provide customers with greater detection and expanded visibility across their perimeter and now network core and servers.

FireEye Network (NX™) deployments can now burst network traffic to FireEye’s MVX™ Smart Grid™ during periods of high-content scanning activity, to address overload and gaps in protection that might otherwise occur. Other new software capabilities include significant updates to alert handling, event change visualization, expanded logging, and overall usability improvements. 

These new software releases complement the launch of fifth-generation FireEye hardware, expanding customer capability to address increasingly sophisticated threats, while reducing costs and increasing deployment flexibility. FireEye also introduced FireEye File Content Security™ (FX™), a new virtual offering that extends FireEye protection further into hybrid IT environments.

“The combination of our new software and hardware updates is designed to provide customers with the most sophisticated detection capabilities and flexibility to expand their security program,” said Grady Summers, chief technology officer at FireEye. “We’ve set the foundation for organizations to move further along a path to unify their security operations with FireEye Helix, to realize more value from their existing infrastructure, and make better decisions in responding to alerts based on our experience from the front lines of cybersecurity.“

FireEye’s new fifth-generation hardware includes the latest Intel processors, increased storage and port density to provide superior price/performance. The four models are engineered to deliver throughput from 300 Mbps to 2500 Mbps, replacing existing fourth-generation models that are available until the end of October 2017.

FireEye solutions updated with the new software and next-generation hardware include FireEye Network Security (NX), FireEye Email Security (EX™), File Content Security (FX), Central Management (CM™), and Malware Analysis (AX™).

The new virtual offering, the FX 2500v Smart Content Sensor™, is aimed at customers who prefer a virtual or hybrid approach. Protecting online file shares, portable file storage, services such as SharePoint, and other content is a significant concern for businesses. FireEye is committed to allowing customers to deploy solutions via public or private cloud, or as-a-service.

The new FireEye software releases are available immediately to customers with current Secure Assurance support. FireEye’s new version 8.0 software requires FireEye fourth or fifth generation hardware. The new FireEye hardware and virtual offerings are available to order now from authorized FireEye partners and solutions providers.

About FireEye, Inc.

FireEye is the intelligence-led security company. Working as a seamless, scalable extension of customer security operations, FireEye offers a single platform that blends innovative security technologies, nation-state grade threat intelligence, and world-renowned Mandiant® consulting. With this approach, FireEye eliminates the complexity and burden of cyber security for organizations struggling to prepare for, prevent, and respond to cyber-attacks. FireEye has over 6,000 customers across 67 countries, including more than 40 percent of the Forbes Global 2000.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements related to the expectations, beliefs, features, capabilities and benefits of FireEye’s new software releases and next-generation hardware. 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 the offerings 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; the ability of FireEye to retain and recruit highly experienced and qualified personnel; 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 and deliver new or enhanced products and services to meet those needs; the ability of FireEye and its partners to execute their strategies, plans, objectives and expected investments with respect to FireEye's partnerships; 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 Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 3, 2017, which is available on the Investor Relations section of the company's website at and on the SEC website at 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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