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FireEye launches cloud-based email protection

FireEye Email Threat Prevention to help protect from phishing attacks

The FireEye solution is intended to protect against email-based security threats.
The FireEye solution is intended to protect against email-based security threats.

FireEye has announced a new cloud-based solution to protect enterprise infrastructure from email-based attacks.

The FireEye Email Threat Prevention solution is intended to help mitigate the risk of email based attacks, such as phishing. According to the 2013 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, more than 95% of all attacks tied to state-affiliated espionage employed phishing.

"The recent success of spear-phishing attacks underscores the need to improve protection for brands, intellectual property, and data," said Manish Gupta, FireEye senior vice president of products. "With the introduction of cloud-based FireEye Email Threat Prevention, FireEye is now providing enterprises and small and medium businesses a flexible way to deploy and consume industry-leading email security. With a complete portfolio of options, customers can now locate their mailboxes and advanced email solution wherever they require - on-premise or in the cloud."

FireEye Email Threat Prevention is a part of the FireEye integrated set of solutions that protect organizations across Web and email attack vectors. Customers now have a cloud-security solution that provides industry-leading protection against the advanced threats used to conduct advanced persistent threat (APT) attacks. The new cloud-based service uses signature-less virtual-machine analysis to identify and block or quarantine emails that contain attachments that exploit known and unknown vulnerabilities; contain URLs that lead to malicious content or are part of a sophisticated multi-stage APT attack.

FireEye Email Threat Prevention is built upon the FireEye Multi-Vector Virtual Execution (MVX) engine architecture and preserves the multi-threat vector correlation within the enterprise's FireEye deployment. This allows customers to utilize the FireEye Web security platform on-premise in concert with the FireEye Email Threat Prevention cloud-based platform for protection against blended attacks. Furthermore, FireEye Email Threat Prevention customers are seamlessly enrolled in the larger FireEye Dynamic Threat Intelligence (DTI) cloud, thereby benefiting from the entire ecosystem of FireEye customers.