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Jan052014

FireEye strengthens its security services

FireEye's acquisition of Mandiant has rightly been causing some noise on both Wall Street and the Net over the last few days.  The consensus being the combination of the two companies will enable it to provide stronger services than in isolation.  

FireEye has differentiated itself in the security market by using technologies that analyses a company’s network traffic looking for anomalous behaviour. This is different to more traditional anti virus software which looks for the signatures of malicious software.  Mandiant on the overhand have focused on the security of endpoints and detecting suspicious behaviour. Combining the two you have a powerful tool for detecting an attack, especially if it is a “zero-day” attack which are the most dangerous kind as anti-virus tools can provide no defence.

If you combine this with the fact that Mandiant have a Incident Response service you have a new company which offers a more complete enterprise service, which is actually very complimentry to the traditional  enterprise anti-virus software packages.

What do you think?

 

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    Response: josephlombest
    FireEye has differentiated itself in the hostage exchange by using technologies that analyses a corporation’s nexus truck looking for anomalous behaviour. This is diverse to better conventional adversary virus software which leers for the signs of malicious software.
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