FireEye Named 'Cool Vendor' by Leading Analyst Firm

Vendors Selected for the 'Cool Vendor Report' are Innovative, Impactful and


May 01, 2007, 01:00 ET from FireEye, Inc.

    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 or visit the FireEye Web site at
     NOTE: FireEye is a trademark of FireEye, Inc. All other brands,
 products, or service names are or may be trademarks or service marks of
 their respective owners.
     Marc Gendron
     Trainer Communications

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