FireEye- Stopping Advanced Targetted attacks using Advanced Malware, Zero Day Exploits & APTs

imagesFireEye 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-viru

s, and gateways. The FireEye 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 1,000 customers, across more than 40 countries, including over one-third of the Fortune 100.

Fire-Eye Product and Solutions
Fire-Eye Product and Solutions

Products & Solutions

  • Malware Protection System
    • Web Security
    • Email Security
    • File Security
    • Malware Analysis
  • Management and Services
    • Central Management System
    • Dynamic Threat Intelligence cloud
  • Technology
    • Threat Protection Platform
    • Multi-Vector Virtual Execution Engine
  • Industry Solutions
    • Solutions for Government

The FireEye portfolio of products comprises the Web Malware Protection System, Email Malware Protection System, File Malware Protection System, and Malware Analysis System. The Central Management System, which unifies reporting, configuration, and threat data sharing, manages the overall MPS deployment. Each MPS can connect directly, or via a CMS, into the Dynamic Threat Intelligence cloud, which offers global threat data sharing to stop emerging, zero-day threats.

MPS appliances are integrated to auto-generate and share malware threat protection data to stop advanced targeted attacks across the Web and email threat vectors and malware resident on file shares. This is how FireEye stops the advanced targeted attacks that conventional defenses are simply not designed to address.

Zero-day, targeted malware enable advanced persistent threats (APTs) to breach IT security, steal/alter/destroy sensitive data, and exploit network resources. FireEye offers a new generation of network security threat protection that is being used by leading enterprises, government agencies, and higher education institutions.

Product Segment Model USP/Special Feature  
        The FireEye Web Malware  
    FireEye Web MPS 1310,   Protection System™(MPS) stops  
      Web-based attacks that  
    FireEye Web MPS 2310,   traditional and next-generation  
    FireEye Web MPS 4310,   firewalls, IPS, AV, and Web  
      gateways miss. It protects  
Network Security   FireEye Web MPS 4320,   against zero-day Web exploits  
    and multi-protocol callbacks to  
  FireEye Web MPS 7300,    
      keep sensitive data and systems  
    FireEye Web MPS 7320   safe.  
    FireEye Email MPS   The FireEye Email Malware  
    3300, FireEye Email   Protection System™(MPS)  


Ashar Aziz

Founder, Vice Chairman of the Board,

CTO and Chief Strategy Officer

Ashar founded FireEye in 2004 and now serves as vice chairman of the board, CTO, and chief strategy officer. Since founding the company he has also served as CEO through November 2012 and has led the technical and business strategies for FireEye. He is the original inventor of the core set of technologies behind the groundbreaking FireEye Malware Protection System. This work has led to the filing of over 18 patents on various aspects of FireEye technologies. Ashar has received over 20 patents in the areas of networking, cryptography, network security, and data center virtualization for work done prior to FireEye.

Before FireEye, Ashar founded Terraspring, a company focused on data center automation and virtualization. Terraspring was successfully acquired by Sun Microsystems in 2002, where Ashar then served as CTO of the company’s N1 program. Before Terraspring, Ashar spent twelve years at Sun as a distinguished engineer focused on networking and network security.

Ashar holds an S.B in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley, where he received the UC Regents Fellowship.

David DeWalt

Chairman of the Board and CEO

Dave has more than 25 years of experience building innovative, industry-leading technology companies. He has a strong record of driving revenue growth at startups, midsize, and large companies, and has helped create billions of dollars in shareholder value through a series of CEO-led industry changing major acquisitions. He has been named one of the top five CEOs of publicly traded software companies by “Institutional Investor” magazine.

Dave has held executive positions at such notable technology companies such as Oracle, EMC, Documentum, Intel, McAfee, Segue Software, and Quest Software. A recognized authority on cybersecurity, he appears regularly on nationally televised news programs, has spoken numerous times at the World Economic Forum in Davos, and serves as an advisor to the critical government agencies among others. In May 2011, he was appointed by President Barack Obama to reside on the National Security and Technology Advisory Council (NSTAC).

Dave received his bachelor’s degree in computer science (CSEE) from the University of Delaware, where he was NCAA Division I All-American and the first wrestler inducted into the University of Delaware Athletics Hall of Fame.

Promod Haque

Senior Managing Partner

Norwest Venture Partners

Promod Haque has more than 15 years of experience in the venture capital industry and currently serves as managing partner at Norwest Venture Partners. He joined Norwest in 1990. He has been ranked as a top dealmaker on the annual Forbes Midas List for the past six years, and in 2004, Forbes named him as the #1 venture capitalist based on performance over the last decade.

In 2006, Promod was presented with a Global Leadership award from NASSCOM. Promod focuses on investments in semiconductor & components, systems, software and services. He was an early investor and a board member of Cerent (acquired by Cisco), Siara Systems (acquired by Redback Networks), OnDisplay (acquired by Vignette), Winphoria Networks (acquired by Motorola) and Extreme Networks.

Sridhar Jayanthi

Vice President of Research & Development and Managing Director, India

Sridhar Jayanthi is the Vice President of Research and Managing Director, India Operations for FireEye Inc., since January 2013.   He is responsible for product direction as part of the Office of the CTO.  He is also the key leader responsible for the creation, organizational development, and operations strategy for the India site. Sridhar is a member of FireEye executive management team, which is responsible for overall company strategy, direction, policy, communication and execution.

Prior to FireEye, Sridhar was the Senior VP Engineering & Head of McAfee’s India Operations where he established McAfee’s largest R&D team and a multi-function business operation. Sridhar was also part McAfee’s global executive team responsible for the corporate strategy and executive co-sponsor on the Great Place to Work initiative.  Before McAfee, Sridhar was the Vice President of Software Engineering with InteQ Corporation, Boston, where he took on the challenge of creating a software product group in a consulting company. Before that, at Emerson Electric (Intellution) in Massachusetts, Sridhar managed the development & support of a batch manufacturing automation software product developed and deployed jointly with global manufacturing corporations.  Sridhar was also involved in the development of Pro/Engineer at Parametric Technology Corporation before joining Emerson Electric. Sridhar has extensive experience in building sophisticated product development teams in the US and India with deep insight about the cultural nuances that impact cross-border collaboration.

Sridhar frequently contributes management and leadership articles and has appeared on Indian radio and television programs such as NDTV’s leadership profiling show “Boss’ Day Out”.Sridhar is a member of Young Presidents Organization and the Indian Angel Network.  Sridhar has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Madras and Master’s degrees in Engineering from State University of New York and Northwestern University.  Sridhar can speak fluently in English, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi.

Ramsunder Papineni

Regional Director – India and SAARC

Ramsunder has rich technology selling expertise with over 21 years of experience in running large Field operations and sales organizations across industry verticals.

Prior to joining FireEye Ramsunder was the Managing Director for McAfee India and was responsible for driving the security solutions across large enterprises across India and SAARC. He has successfully grown the India enterprise Business by 3X  in the last 4 years at McAfee . Prior to McAfee Ramsunder was with EMC; heading the Content management and Archiving Business unit where he was responsible for starting the business and grew the business to be a leader in the Content Management Industry I India. He has also held senior sales management positions at Newgen Software Technoilogies and Xerox . Ramsunder has worked extensively with organizations from the Telecom, BFSI and Government verticals during his successful professional career.

Ramsunder has a Masters Degree in Science from Delhi, and an MBA from the Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi. He is also an alumni of the Harvard Business School where he completed the General Management Program in 2011.

 Key Differentiators

Web Security – The Web Malware Protection System stops Web-based attacks that traditional and next-generation firewalls, IPS, AV, and Web gateways miss. It protects against zero-day Web exploits and multi-protocol callbacks to keep sensitive data and systems safe.

Email Security – The FireEye Email Malware Protection System secures against spear phishing email attacks that bypass anti-spam and reputation-based technologies. The integrated Email MPS and Web MPS offers the only solution to address blended, advanced targeted attacks using spear phishing, zero-day exploits and malicious URLs.

File Security – The FireEye File Malware Protection System analyzes network file shares to quarantine resident malware brought into the network through the Web, email, or other manual means, such as online file sharing.

Malware Analysis – The FireEye Malware Analysis System gives threat analysts hands-on control over a powerful auto-configured test environment where they can deeply inspect advanced malware, zero-day and targeted APT attacks embedded in common file formats, email attachments and Web objects.