FireEye has upgraded its threat detection and mitigation services with a host of new technologies, following its $1bn acquisition of advanced persistent threat (APT) defence specialist Mandiant.
The security company confirmed a radical upgrade to its Security Platform's proprietary Multi-Vector Virtual Execution (MVX) and FireEye Dynamic Threat Intelligence technology.
The upgrades will add endpoint threat detection and response, a new intrusion prevention system (IPS), Managed Defense subscription services and threat analytics services to FireEye's Dynamic Threat Intelligence platform.
FireEye senior manager of Product Marketing Rajiv Raghunarayan told V3 the upgrades will offer businesses a variety new powers.
"The Threat Analytics platform provides a cloud-based platform that leverages the FireEye threat intelligence to identify the threat signal in the millions of log entries and alerts, and provides enterprises actionable intelligence on these threats," he explained.
"The Managed Defense service leverages the FireEye threat intelligence and experience in dealing with advanced threats globally to provide a packaged service to customers who lack the skilled resources to deal with these threats."
The enhanced MVX technology is currently in its beta testing phase and is expected to fully launch in the next few months. Raghunarayan, said the combination of MVX and Mandiant technology will let businesses combat advanced threats.
"FireEye MVX technology includes the ability to stop today's advanced threats, as well as validate signature-based alerts to reduce operational costs from [a] high volume of false alerts. Not to mention the consolidation benefits of offering both known and unknown threat prevention in one platform," he said.
"Similarly, the endpoint solutions that exist from several vendors today are focused on signature-based threat protection at the endpoint and integrated management. FireEye combines the intelligence of the network-based threat prevention platforms with the ability to validate and contain at the endpoint using the endpoint threat prevention platform to drive down the overall time from threat detection to fix."
FireEye is one of many companies to announce upgrades to its advanced threat security services. Competitor Palo Alto Networks launched a new PA-7050 next-generation Firewall on Monday.
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