PhishMe and FireEye Partner to Offer Multi-Layered Approach to Securing Critical Information and Networks New Alliance Focuses on Improving Defenses against a Broad Array of Advanced Cyber Threats, Including Spear Phishing and Targeted Attacks
CHANTILLY, Va., July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PhishMe®, Inc., the leading provider of immersive security behavior management, today announced a partnership with FireEye®, Inc. the leader in stopping today's new breed of cyber attacks.
By pairing the FireEye platform with employee training through immersion in PhishMe's simulated phishing scenarios, customers will be able to promptly assess intrusions and remediate threats in an efficient manner before a detrimental risk is posed. PhishMe and FireEye hope to create a new organization-wide mindset that cyber security impacts each employee, from the lowest level all the way to the C-level. Both companies are committed to creating an open environment where employees are educated and aware of potential security threats, as well as the need for a robust security infrastructure. Together, both can provide the keys to a successful, multi-layered cyber security program.
PhishMe's customer base, including a number of the Fortune 500 and leaders in the financial, energy, insurance, healthcare and government sectors, has successfully reduced the rate of employees falling victim to spear-phishing threats, in many cases, by up to 80 percent.
"Now, more than ever before, we're seeing threats come in through the front door: spear-phishing attacks on employees who hold the keys to the kingdom," said Didi Dayton, vice president worldwide alliances, FireEye. "Cybercriminals continue to mix advanced intrusion tactics with spear-phishing emails which can cause an equal amount of damage to an organization's infrastructure. PhishMe's unique employee training modules couple well with our advanced threat protection platform, helping organizations minimize the amount of vulnerabilities on the endpoint and the network."
FireEye has over 1,000 customers across more than 40 countries, including over one-third of the Fortune 100. The FireEye next-generation threat protection platform works to protect against unknown threats that are targeted and stealthy and delivered over multiple threat vectors, such as spear phishing.
About PhishMe, Inc.
PhishMe® provides organizations the ability to improve their employees' resilience towards spear phishing, malware, and drive-by attacks. The detailed metrics PhishMe provides make it easy to measure the organization's progress in successfully managing employees' security behavior. With over 4 million individuals trained in 160 countries, PhishMe has been proven to reduce the threat of employees falling victim to advanced cyber-attacks by up to 80 percent.
PhishMe's methodology entails periodically immersing employees in simulated phishing scenarios, and presenting bite-sized, engaging training, instantly to those found susceptible. The solution provides clear and accurate reporting on user behavior, allowing customers to measure improvement over time. PhishMe works with Federal Agencies and Fortune 1000 companies across many industries to include financial services, healthcare, higher education and defense.
About FireEye, Inc.
FireEye® 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-virus, 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.