Intrusion Prevention System

Reduce false alerts for known threats

In a typical week, organizations receive an average of 17,000 malware alerts. Traditional signature-based intrusion prevention systems (IPS) contribute to this noise and cannot detect advanced attacks. And, over 80% of their alerts are unreliable. 

The FireEye Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) is included with the FireEye Network Security solution. The combination of FireEye IPS and the Multi-Vector Virtual Execution™ (MVX) engine reliably detects known and unknown threats. False alerts and operating expenses are dramatically reduced as the MVX engine automatically validates signature-based threats.

Significantly Reduce IPS Alert Noise

Significantly Reduce IPS Alert Noise

Learn how to reduce operating expenses by automating the identification of true alerts. (Video – 1:45 min)

Benefits of Network Security with FireEye Intrusion Prevention System

Defend against known and unknown threats
  • Protect against common vulnerabilities for both client- and server-side traffic
  • Detect and defend against known and unknown (advanced and zero-day) attacks inline and in real time
  • Get full alert detail and context at the point of detection for client-side and perimeter attacks
Dramatically reduce operational expenses
  • Automate real-time validation of true threats with the patented MVX engine reducing the rate of false positives by orders of magnitude and the time to identify a true threat by 97%
  • Reduce signature-based threat alert noise and free your security staff to focus on genuine threats and remediation
  • Gain actionable intelligence to accelerate incident response
Simplify deployment and ease of use
  • Decrease deployment, integration and management overhead with a single integrated device
  • Consolidate alerts into a single view
  • Enable IPS without hindering the performance of the FireEye Network Security appliance


“Integrating STAP (Specialized Threat Analysis and Prevention) functionality directly with dedicated IPS technology, creates a more efficient and effective approach to detecting advanced, targeted attacks and greatly improves an organization's security posture.”

- John Grady, Research Manager, Security Products, IDC

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