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To counter today’s threats, healthcare institutions need to enhance and accelerate their efforts to protect their data and systems. FireEye is reimagining cybersecurity by going beyond signature-based security and offering help in detecting advanced and rare attacks. The firm believes that the hands-on front-line expertise and knowledge along with innovative technology gives the best protection that the today’s healthcare clients need. “Our mission here is simple: to relentlessly protect our customers with innovation and expertise learned on the front lines. We can make this happen because I believe we know more about the bad guys in cyber space than anyone in the private sector; our customers will always benefit from this knowledge – with simplicity and speed,” states Kevin Mandia, CEO and Board Director of FireEye.
Dynamic Solutions to Protect Data and Critical Information
FireEye’s security solutions defend against multi-vector attacks that generally bypass traditional security tools. The firm’s Threat Analytics is a next-generation security information and event management (SIEM) solution that offers enterprise-wide visibility and behavioral analytics to safeguard cyber attacks. To optimize detection and response to the alerts that matter, Threat Analytics applies expert rules, threat intelligence, and advanced security data analytics. The key advantages of the solutions are it improves detection by performing non-malware based detection and user and entity behavioral analytics; accelerates investigation, and simplifies analysis.
Winning the 2018 SC Awards Europe for Best Email Security Solution demonstrates FireEye focus on innovation and our continued commitment to solving our customers’ biggest challenges
"Our mission here is simple: to relentlessly protect our customers with innovation and expertise learned on the front lines.."
Security Experts in Action
With the ever-increasing threat, the healthcare organizations are extra-conscious about their data. The attackers are highly sophisticated these days, and their tactics and procedures are also continually evolving. In one such instance, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, a preeminent academic medical center, was facing a critical security issue after it was found that 83 million malicious attempts were made within the ten-month period to penetrate its infrastructure. “These were not just run-of-the-mill scanning attempts; these were attacks where someone was attempting a specific threat action,” remarks Matthew Snyder, CISO at Hershey Medical Center. “A single data compromise can negate the work that a researcher has performed over a 20-to-30 year span. This is just one of a multitude of reasons why cybersecurity is a mission-critical imperative for us.”
HX did not merely tell the client what just occurred, but it also promptly showed what happened immediately before and after an attack, giving valuable intelligence and context to each alert. Besides, FaaS acted as an extension to Hershey’s security team. “We did not want to end up with a managed security service provider that would throw alerts at us; we chose FireEye because it provides quality reporting as well as high-fidelity detection, investigation, and hunting. The FireEye experts augment and complement our in-house capabilities, and keep watch during our off-line hours,” comments Snyder.
After announcing financial results for the second quarter in June, Mandia mentions that the sales growth in the second quarter was broad-based across all geographies and product families. He also states that the demand for FireEye’s products and services is escalating, so the company is going to leverage its unique innovation cycle to quickly adapt its products with knowledge gained on the front lines of combating cyber attacks. “The most recent example of our innovation cycle in action is our advanced machine learning-based detection engine, MalwareGuard. MalwareGuard is designed to provide superior signature-less detection of malware to protect our customers better. MalwareGuard is included with our cloud and on-premise Endpoint Security products, and we have plans to extend these models to our Email Security and Network Security products,” adds Mandia.
The intelligence-led security firm has also recently partnered with Gigamon to improve security effectiveness and efficiency for joint customers. With the new development, both the companies have become strategic alliance partners and will together offer market-leading security solutions for network performance and security efficiency without compromising network uptime. FireEye aims to enable greater threat detection performance through increased visibility with SSL decryption and access to traffic across the physical, virtual, and infrastructure.
Not only this, but FireEye has also achieved many awards for its contribution in the security field. Founded in 2004, the company has achieved several milestones in such a short span of time and has an enviable number of clients. The firm has recently won the best email security solution at SC Awards Europe 2018. “Winning the 2018 SC Awards Europe for Best Email Security Solution demonstrates FireEye focus on innovation and our continued commitment to solving our customers’ biggest challenges,” proudly mentioned Jason Martin, FireEye executive vice president of engineering and security products at the award function. “The award shows that the community recognizes FireEye Email Security’s emergence as a leader in this area, with a solution that makes the most of our threat intelligence and security innovations to enable customers to detect and stop all types of advanced email-borne threats proactively.”