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FireEye and F5 Networks partner for security solutions

Integrated solutions will combine application delivery and advanced threat protection

FireEye and F5 Networks partner for security solutions
Enterprises are facing daunting security challenges, and the partnership of F5 and FireEye will help address these issues, says Rowland.

FireEye and F5 Networks have formed a global partnership which the two companies say will help to address evolving enterprise security threats.

The pair will develop solutions which integrate application delivery infrastructure from F5 and advanced threat protection from FireEye Network Security. The agreement also includes a unified approach to worldwide sales, deployment and support, thereby helping to ensure the best possible end-to-end experience for customers.

"Our partnership with F5 addresses critical business issues for our customers - matching IT growth and security to support the business," said Steve Pataky, vice president of worldwide channels and alliances at FireEye. "We've consistently seen a complimentary delivery cycle with F5, and now we can provide seamless joint customer engagement, as well as the support and reach necessary to protect more organizations around the world." 

The solutions from F5 and FireEye will integrate application delivery technologies with advanced threat management platforms to accelerate application deployment, performance, and security. The integrated solutions are intended to offer comprehensive security including network segmentation and policy management, protocol conformance, DDoS mitigation, SSL inspection, advanced threat protection, intrusion prevention, threat intelligence, forensics, and analytics.

The solutions will also offer performance, scale and high availability in heavy network traffic environments by using the health monitoring and load-balancing capabilities of the BIG-IP platform; and will also deliver integrated security architecture that drives advanced content security by enabling improved visibility into the growing stream of encrypted traffic. "This partnership brings together two leaders in application delivery and network security to help customers address their most daunting security challenges today," said Calvin Rowland, senior vice president of business development at F5. "We are excited about the partnership because it goes beyond a technology integration. Our unified approach to engagement and solution delivery will provide a great overall experience to our customers."

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