MENLO PARK, Calif., May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- FireEye, Inc., a leader in
next generation network security platforms has been included in the list of
"Cool Vendors" in the 2007 "Cool Vendors in Infrastructure Protection for
2007" report by Gartner, Inc.
"We believe being named a Cool Vendor by Gartner validates both our
unique use of virtualization and our effective approach in blocking
crimeware," said Ashar Aziz, Founder and CEO of FireEye. "Botnets and
crimeware have become pervasive in the Internet. Their destructive effects
are mounting: causing major brand damage within large corporations who fall
victim, stealing customer data, and increasing legal liability. This is
just the tip of the iceberg, I'm afraid."
FireEye's unique approach addresses the rapid proliferation of botnets
and crimeware -- malicious software designed to steal intellectual
property, customer information, employee identities and more. Antivirus and
intrusion detection technologies fail to detect the majority of botnets and
crimeware because they cannot keep up with the flood of malware variants
created by a criminal underworld. FireEye's system uses proprietary
security virtualization technology to detect and protect against these
ever-morphing malware threats as well as future variations and new attack
About Gartner's Cool Vendors Selection Process
Gartner's listing does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in
any given technology area, but rather is designed to highlight interesting,
new and innovative vendors, products and services. Gartner disclaims all
warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including
any warranties of merchantability or fitness of a particular purpose.
Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or
solutions that are: Innovative, enable users to do things they couldn't do
before; Impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology
for the sake of technology); Intriguing, have caught Gartner's interest or
curiosity in approximately the past six months.
About FireEye, Inc.
FireEye, the leader in next generation network security platforms,
enables organizations to regain control over their networked computing
assets. FireEye's security systems protect against botnets and other
rampant malware from compromising customer data, intellectual property, and
enterprise resources. By using proprietary security virtualization
technology, FireEye stops ever-morphing network malware and new attack
techniques without relying on manual analysis or updates. Founded in 2004
and headquartered in Menlo Park, California, FireEye is funded by Norwest
Venture Partners and Sequoia Capital. For more information, call (650)
543-1600, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the FireEye Web site at
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