FireEye’s friends keep threats at bay

Company mascot creates a stir among delegates

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FireEye’s friends keep threats at bay FireEye’s little helper is drawing in the crowds.
By Staff Writer Published  October 17, 2012

FireEye’s mascot, who we are assured is based on Iron Man although we think he looks like a cross between Boba Fett and a Mighty Morphin’ Power Ranger, is attracting customers to the Starlink stand in Hall 2 at GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK.

FireEye itself is a malware analysis and protection system, as Ray Kafity, regional sales director for Middle East, Africa and Turkey explains: “This is a solution for the next generation of malware threats, which the current crop of firewalls and IPS’s simply aren’t detecting. We’re not talking about your old fashioned worms or viruses, but serious destructive attacks that are becoming increasingly frequent in the modern technological world.”

The system streamlines and batches analysis of suspicious files, web code and executables as well as dynamically generating malware intelligence for immediate local protection via CMS integration.

The company claims that it offers threat analysts hands-on control over powerful auto-configured test environments to safely execute and inspect advanced malware, zero-day, and targeted APT attacks embedded in files, email attachments.

Kafity adds: “One of the big attractions of the FireEye solution is that analysis is performed in a virtual execution environment to determine if a flagged piece of code is actually a threat. The detailed information that is generated allows us to pinpoint the optimal option for resolving an issue. It puts us in the position of knowing exactly how to react.”

With a Bobba Fett/Power Ranger hybrid onside, we’re not about to argue with them.

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