At RSA Conference 2013, FireEye announced its threat protection platform designed to help enterprises deploy new security models to counter modern cyber attacks.
Many traditional defenses, such as firewalls and anti-virus, are not enough to counter the more advanced nature of today’s cyber attacks, leaving the majority of enterprises compromised. The FireEye platform creates a cross-enterprise threat protection fabric using a threat detection engine, dynamic threat intelligence, and interoperability with a broad ecosystem of more than two dozen technology alliance partners to secure all major threat vectors and enable rapid detection, validation, and response to cyber attacks.
The FireEye platform is formed by three core components that work in concert:
Multi-Vector Virtual Execution Engine – The MVX engine is designed to capture and confirm today’s cyber attacks by detonating Web objects, files, suspicious attachments, and mobile applications within instrumented virtual environments. It is a signature-less technology that can be used across threat vectors to automate the discovery and forensic analysis of malicious code resulting in multi-vector dynamic threat intelligence on attacks specific to an organization. By correlating multi-vector dynamic threat intelligence for a particular enterprise, customers can block infiltration mechanisms used by advanced persistent threats (APTs).
Dynamic Threat Intelligence Cloud – Subscribers to the DTI cloud exchange the latest multi-vector threat intelligence on new criminal tactics, developing APT attacks, and malware outbreaks. By exchanging anonymized threat intelligence through the DTI cloud, participants gain contextual visibility of global attacks and can strengthen their collective security with the latest protections and neutralize attacks before they cause catastrophic damage.
Partner Interoperability via APIs and Standards-based Threat Intelligence Metadata -Partner integrations utilize the FireEye APIs to address the network visibility, endpoint validation, and enforcement options needed by today’s organizations. In addition, FireEye will be publishing a standards-based threat intelligence metadata exchange format that enables FireEye and third-party security solutions to interoperate and automate key cyber security workflows. The metadata format will enumerate malware attributes, actions, and forensics captured in our MVX engine. As a result, customers can better leverage their existing infrastructure and achieve greater security ROI.
The FireEye Global Industry Alliances Program supports interoperability to build a next-generation threat protection infrastructure based on the FireEye platform. The FireEye program features technology partners in several categories:
- Perimeter – Existing network gateways can be used for enforcement actions or advanced quarantine of endpoints, such as restricting access to sensitive information in databases and file servers. Partners include A10 Networks, Blue Coat Systems, Bradford Networks, Juniper Networks, and Netronome.
- Security Intelligence Platforms and Monitoring/SIEM – Security intelligence, reporting and SIEM partners enable consolidated reporting and enterprise security integration capabilities. Partners include HP ArcSight, IBM Q1 Labs, RSA, and Splunk. Network aggregation and full packet capture partners offer flexible deployment and contextual analysis options. Partners include Gigamon, Ixia Anue, RSA NetWitness, Solera Networks, and VSS Monitoring.
- Endpoint – Endpoint security partners provide endpoint visibility, validation, and remediation capabilities. Partners include Mandiant, Bit9, Guidance, McAfee, and Sophos.
- Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) – MSSP partners provide malware expertise and minimize the IT complexity and costs associated with owning and managing their own IT infrastructures. Partners include Dell SecureWorks and Solutionary.