Turning to FireEye
Weiner and his team reviewed a number of
solutions from a variety of vendors and quickly determined that
FireEye best met the medical center’s needs. The organization
installed FireEye Network Security to uncover and block both known and
unknown incoming threats, including attacks that evade traditional
signature and policy-based defenses. Weiner pointed out, "One of
the attractions of FireEye was the quality of the alerts: They’re
actionable and renowned across the industry for their accuracy. We
were also impressed by the ease of implementation and use; it’s very
Knowing that the medical center can turn
to the FireEye support organization whenever his team needs has given
Weiner peace of mind. "The FireEye experts that we’ve worked with
have all been top-notch: They know the products and they know our
environment, and they understand the language of healthcare," he remarked.
Accurate, useful information
Weiner appreciates the comprehensive
nature of the protection provided by FireEye; he commented, "The
ability to find zero-day attacks, and threats exploiting
vulnerabilities that our application software vendors didn’t even know
existed, has more than proved we made the right decision to deploy FireEye."
It has enabled Weiner and his staff to
respond to threats without anxiety. "One of the key things is
that we have the FireEye solution configured in-line, in blocking
mode. If we get a critical alert it is immediately blocked. I know
that I can send a technician up to the affected device to investigate
but I don’t have to have him running through the halls," Weiner chuckled.
Scalable and cost-effective
Scalability is an essential factor for
Rush Copley; it has recently purchased a number of smaller practices,
all of which have to be brought into the medical center’s secure
infrastructure. Weiner’s goal is to onboard new acquisitions as soon
as possible and have FireEye Network Security examine all network
traffic to eliminate external points of failure.
Rush Copley is enjoying the cost-
effectiveness of the FireEye solutions. "FireEye Network Security
definitely pays for itself both in terms of security and time
management. In terms of effort; it runs in the background 24/7, and
when we do get actionable intelligence we definitely pay attention. We
no longer have to chase false positives. Other than that, every few
months I do an update, that’s all!" Weiner emphasized.
When it comes to the annual justification
for the security budget for the FireEye solutions, Weiner recounted,
"Rush Copley management has never questioned the FireEye line
item; they understand and appreciate the value it delivers."
He concluded, "If someone were to
say to me ‘What makes you think you’re an expert?’, my reply would be,
‘The physicist Niels Bohr once said that an expert is a person who has
made every possible mistake in a very narrow field. I have not yet
made every possible mistake in my field, so I’m not an expert: I’m
simply a guy who’s trying to get his job done, and FireEye is key to
me accomplishing it."