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FireEye Brings Advanced Machine Learning to Endpoint Security With MalwareGuard

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New FireEye machine learning capabilities are trained on unique,
real-world data from the frontlines to identify and block the most
sophisticated, emerging threats targeting the endpoint

FireEye, Inc. (NASDAQ:FEYE), the intelligence-led security company,
today announced the addition of MalwareGuard™ – a new advanced machine
learning based detection and prevention engine – to its Endpoint
Security
solution. MalwareGuard is designed to help detect and block
cyber-threats including never-before-seen threats to provide customers
an added level of protection to stop attacks and protect customer
information, sensitive data, and intellectual property. MalwareGuard is
integrated into the FireEye® Endpoint Security agent and is available
now for current customers at no additional cost, and via a free trial
for other organizations interested in upgrading their endpoint defenses.

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Better Data for Better Machine Learning

FireEye
MalwareGuard
is the result of a two-year research project from
FireEye data scientists and testing in real-world incident responses.
The MalwareGuard model is trained using advanced machine learning
techniques to enable MalwareGuard to make intelligent malware
classifications on its own and without human involvement. The machine
learning model is trained with both public and private data sources,
including data gathered from over 15 million endpoint agents, attack
analyses based on more than one million hours spent responding to
attacks to date, over 200,000 consulting hours every year and
adversarial intelligence collected from a global network of analysts
that speak 32 languages.

FireEye analyzes hundreds of millions of malware samples resulting in
first-hand knowledge of the threat landscape that's not available to any
other organization. The FireEye data science team has real-world
experience analyzing cyber-threats and they use FireEye's unique data to
train MalwareGuard to detect new threats that often bypass competitors'
machine learning and signature-based solutions.

Comprehensive Endpoint Security in One Agent

With the addition of MalwareGuard, FireEye Endpoint Security agent now
includes four integrated engines: machine learning (MalwareGuard),
behavior-based (ExploitGuard™), signature-based (Malware Protection™)
and intelligence-based (IOC), to provide a layered defense designed to
protect customers from known and unknown threats. These engines are
continuously updated with advanced threat intelligence unique to FireEye
and designed to keep pace with evolving threats only seen in the wild.

In addition to leading prevention engines, FireEye Endpoint Security
includes investigation, detection and response (EDR) capabilities that
are designed to enable organizations to rapidly investigate and respond
to attacks on the endpoint. This is all included in one lightweight
agent and managed through the cloud, on-premises or a hybrid deployment.

"Attackers are constantly innovating and outmaneuvering legacy,
signature-based technology," said John Laliberte, senior vice president
of engineering, FireEye. "Reducing the window of time from discovery, to
analysis, and deployment of protection is critical to reducing risk in
your enterprise. By combining our unique frontline knowledge of the
adversaries with our in-house machine learning expertise, we can now
better protect our customers against cyber-threats including
never-before seen threats by automating the discovery, analysis, and
deployment of protection through our endpoint solution."

New Management Features Simplify Moving from Alert to Fix

In addition to the new machine learning capabilities, FireEye Endpoint
Security now includes new features designed to deliver more
sophisticated management as well as simplify the process of moving from
alert to fix. These include:

  • Policy Manager: enhanced enterprise management makes it easy to
    enable varying levels of access, allowing administrators to balance
    the needs of security and performance
  • Alert Workflow Update: provides the necessary context for
    organizations to rapidly respond to the alerts that matter
  • Cloud Identity and Access Management: enables higher level of
    authentication for cloud-based deployments

Simplified Security Operations and Seamlessly Add New Hunting
Capabilities

FireEye Endpoint Security includes the FireEye Helix™ security
operations platform, which integrates security tools and applies threat
intelligence, automation and case management to help organizations take
control of incidents from alert to fix.

FireEye Endpoint Security also effortlessly works with FireEye Managed
Defense™, a managed detection and response (MDR) solution, and offers
the ability to add new services like threat hunting without increasing
personnel or taxing existing security teams.

Availability

These new FireEye Endpoint Security features are now available in the
latest version of FireEye Endpoint Security (4.5). A free trial of
FireEye Endpoint Security is available from authorized FireEye partners
worldwide. More product information can be found at www.fireeye.com/endpoint.

About FireEye, Inc.

FireEye is the intelligence-led security company. Working as a seamless,
scalable extension of customer security operations, FireEye offers a
single platform that blends innovative security technologies,
nation-state grade threat intelligence, and world-renowned Mandiant®
consulting. With this approach, FireEye eliminates the complexity and
burden of cyber security for organizations struggling to prepare for,
prevent, and respond to cyber attacks. FireEye has over 6,800 customers
across 67 countries, including more than 45 percent of the Forbes Global
2000.

© 2018 FireEye, Inc. All rights reserved. FireEye, Mandiant,
MalwareGuard, ExploitGuard, Malware Protection, Helix and Managed
Defense are registered trademarks or trademarks of FireEye, Inc. in the
United States and other countries. All other brands, products, or
service names are or may be trademarks or service marks of their
respective owners.

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