FireEye Earns 2020 CRN Tech Innovator Award

Mandiant Security Validation recognized for giving users evidence as to the effectiveness of an organization’s infrastructure

MILPITAS, Calif., Nov. 9, 2020 – FireEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: FEYE), the intelligence-led security company, is pleased to announce that CRN ®, a brand of The Channel Company, has presented FireEye with a 2020 CRN Tech Innovator Award. FireEye was recognized for its Mandiant® Security Validation solution, which claimed top honors in the ‘Security - Risk Assessment and Management’ category.

This annual award program honors innovative vendors in the IT channel across 49 technology categories, in key areas ranging from cloud to security and networking. CRN editors assessed hundreds of vendor products along multiple criteria, including uniqueness, key capabilities, technological competency, and addressing customer needs.

Launched in early 2020, Mandiant Security Validation is a cyber security risk assessment and management platform. It equips security teams with the ability to safely emulate real adversary attacks and gain visibility into exactly how their security controls perform against different attack behaviors executed in real-time. The results highlight specific individual attacks and even entire areas in the extended kill chain that defeat or bypass security controls across technology, people and processes. A key reason why Mandiant Security Validation was chosen for this award is the manner in which these insights enable security teams to identify redundancies in tools, gaps in defenses and opportunities to optimize and ultimately transform their entire security program.

“We are in the age where most organizations have implemented multiple security platforms in response to sophisticated cyber threats, therefore having visibility into how these tools and the related processes are performing is crucial,” said Bill Robbins, EVP, Chief Revenue Officer and General Manager of Products at FireEye. “However, this mix of on-prem and cloud-based solutions has left everyone involved in cyber security management, from the SOC all the way to the board room, needing to demonstrate the value of security investments and where improvements can be made. We are pleased to receive this acknowledgement from CRN for Mandiant Security Validation and its highly effective, evidence-based method of evaluating and reducing organizational risk.”

Mandiant Security Validation gives users evidence as to the effectiveness of an organization’s infrastructure, and clear direction as to the type of investments they should be making to help implement to address these identified gaps. Further, because Mandiant Security Validation is security technology agnostic, partners can position the solution into any environment.

FireEye channel partner and GuidePoint Security LLC Vice President, Federal Services Matt Keller elaborates: “Mandiant Security Validation has really been the driving force to how Security Operations and CISOs assess risk across their organization. Now SOCs and CISOs are able to test an attack technique or vulnerability at a moment’s notice. Mandiant Security Validation has changed the game in how SOCs operate and prepare for the next fight.”

“CRN’s Tech Innovator Awards celebrate technology vendors that empower end users and promote business growth for solution providers with pioneering, purpose-built solutions,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “Congratulations to each of this year’s CRN Tech Innovator Award winners! We are honored to recognize these best-in-class vendors that are powering IT transformation and innovation.”

The Tech Innovator Awards will be featured in the December issue of CRN and can be viewed online at

To learn more about how Mandiant Security Validation equips security teams with the ability to validate security effectiveness against the latest and emerging adversary attacks, visit or request a demo at

About Mandiant

Mandiant Solutions, a part of FireEye, brings together the world’s leading threat intelligence and frontline expertise with continuous security validation to arm organizations with the tools needed to increase security effectiveness and reduce organizational risk, regardless of the technology deployed.

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 9,600 customers across 103 countries, including more than 50 percent of the Forbes Global 2000.

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