LUZ sees the federal government as the
ultimate example of enterprise computing: With 155 agencies and over
10,000 facilities, it has a very specific roadmap that includes
FireEye Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) and other FireEye
components. Barnett commented, "FireEye standards greatly exceed
federal requirements, and solutions like FireEye Network Security very
effectively protect against zero-day attacks and advanced persistent threats.
He added, "We also like to deploy
the FireEye Central Management to provide orchestration across the
whole FireEye solution set."
Effective threat prevention
Soon after the partnership formed, a
prospect asked Barnett for help after being hit with a CryptoLocker-
style ransomware attack. The LUZ team immediately deployed FireEye
Network Security and swiftly mitigated the attack; showing instant
value to the executives who were distressed by the breach.
LUZ enjoys the ability to deploy the
FireEye solutions remotely and expeditiously, especially when a new
client is under threat. "Our security experts can immediately
leverage the intelligence from FireEye to understand how the intruders
are exploiting legacy weaknesses," explained Barnett. "This
is critical to blocking and eradicating the intruders before they can
do any damage."
He continued, "We had a healthcare
account that was the target of an email- based attack and we used
FireEye as a Service (FaaS) in combination with FireEye Email Security
and Network Security to put the right protection in place and stop the
ransomware from deploying. The FireEye solutions don’t require weeks
and weeks of consulting to implement, and the speed at which we can
operate and mitigate risk is a very important differentiator for us."
At another client, LUZ leveraged the
out-of-the-box capabilities of FireEye Endpoint Security to identify
an infected server that had eluded detection for two years!
More recently, LUZ took on a new account
that had outgrown its legacy, non-FireEye IPS and was experiencing a
lack of bandwidth. The LUZ staff immediately implemented FireEye Cloud
MVX and within a couple of hours, it was securing the gap. Barnett
recounted, "Cloud MVX immediately protected the company and gave
us the time to architect a completely new security environment."
Providing clients with optimal solutions
LUZ has utilized many FireEye solutions
to aid its customers – deploying both on-premise and cloud-based
products and services – to both block attacks and provide detailed
analytics to identify the source of the threats. "These
experiences have endeared FireEye to us, and given us the confidence
to recommend its entire portfolio to our own clients," Barnett remarked.
LUZ always installs new FireEye solutions
within its own corporate infrastructure to gain first-hand expertise
with them. Barnett shared, "Our personal experience with the
capabilities and functionality enables our consultants to listen to a
client’s challenges and recommend the right solution mix with confidence."
Clients often need both easy access to
real-time data and actionable information to understand where a threat
mitigation effort needs to focus: Barnett enthused, "These are
two core strengths of the FireEye solutions."
He concluded, "We see FireEye as a
leader in the market. It is ahead of others in innovation and is
clearly spending the right amount on research and development. We’re