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FireEye harnesses growth at GITEX

Security vendor brings fresh branding message to tech show

FireEye harnesses growth at GITEX
FireEye has doubled its regional staff over the past year.

FireEye is touting its biggest showing yet at GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK 2014, as the company has experienced rapid growth in the region and has doubled its regional staff.

The security vendor is also bringing a fresh branding message to GITEX, in the wake of its early-2014 acquisition of incident response company Mandiant. According to Sherif  El Nabawi, Director of Professional Services, META, Mandiant — A FireEye Company, the company wants to be seen to be delivering a full stack of security, from the endpoint through the perimeter to the host.

“Before, we only looked at file, e-mail, internet and mobile; now we’re expanding to go from the host to the endpoint,” he says. “No longer are we on the network perimeter only, looking at the attacks coming in, we’re also at the host base level, so we’re complementing and integrating that.”

Nabawi says that, at GITEX 2014, his hope is to get across to customers the benefits of FireEye’s new managed security services offering, Adaptive Defence. The idea is that customers can outsource all or parts of their security operations to FireEye, which will provide the intelligence, tools and skills required for complete enterprise protection.

“It entails our products, our services and our intelligence being given to customers in a wrapped package,” he explains.

FireEye says that Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar see the highest number of attacks.

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