NASDAQ OMX Leverages FireEye Threat Prevention Platform To Strengthen Defense
Against Cyber Attack
MILPITAS, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/15/13 -- FireEye Inc. (NASDAQ:
FEYE), the leader in stopping today's new breed of cyber attacks, and
NASDAQ, the inventor of the electronic exchange, today announced that
NASDAQ OMX (NASDAQ: NDAQ), the world's largest exchange company, will
leverage the FireEye(R) Threat Prevention Platform to boost defenses
against cyber attacks on its exchanges. The FireEye Multi-Vector
Virtual Execution(TM) (MVX) engine will also be tapped to strengthen
security against Web, email, and file attacks.
"We are proud to have NASDAQ OMX as a customer," said FireEye CEO
David DeWalt. "Any computer system is vulnerable to attack and
protecting exchanges from online attack is a responsibility we take
seriously. Attacks on exchanges are very attractive to nation-states,
cybercriminals and hacktivists. Our own experience shows that
financial institutions are the third-most targeted industry
"Cyber security is a global concern and attackers never rest," said
Brad Peterson, chief information officer, NASDAQ OMX. "Leveraging the
FireEye Threat Prevention Platform for our own exchanges is a clear
indication of our dedication to maintaining a resilient and robust
cyber security program."
About FireEye, Inc.
FireEye has invented a purpose-built, virtual machine-based security
platform that provides real-time threat protection to enterprises and
governments worldwide against the next generation of cyber attacks.
These highly sophisticated cyber attacks easily circumvent
traditional signature-based defenses, such as next-generation
firewalls, IPS, anti-virus, and gateways. The FireEye Threat
Prevention Platform provides real-time, dynamic threat protection
without the use of signatures to protect an organization across the
primary threat vectors, including Web, email, and files and across
the different stages of an attack life cycle. The core of the FireEye
platform is a virtual execution engine, complemented by dynamic
threat intelligence, to identify and block cyber attacks in real
time. FireEye has over 1,100 customers across more than 40 countries,
including over 100 of the Fortune 500.
FireEye Media Contact:
Highwire Public Relations
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