FireEye, a provider of threat protection solutions, announced the release of a new high-performance threat prevention platform designed to provide multi-gigabit advanced threat protection for high speed networks.
According to the company, the new FireEye NX 10000 leverages the FireEye Multi-Vector Virtual Execution (MVX) engine to deliver a threat prevention platform with multi-gigabit performance up to 4 Gbps. The solution can be deployed at Internet egress points to block Web exploits and multi-protocol callbacks with negligible false positives, the company said.
According to data provided by FireEye, the NX 10000 brings a 50 percent reduction in appliance size (2U Rack-Mount), while also reducing power consumption by 20 percent.
“With the FireEye NX 10000, organizations can scale threat protection and benefit from operational efficiencies gained from consolidation resulting in lower TCO,” said Manish Gupta, senior vice president of products at FireEye. “Unlike other security vendors, a key part of the FireEye philosophy is that all traffic must be inspected — not just a portion. This new product helps to better scale that vision, providing quadruple the capacity to detect attacks coming from the Web in a single platform.”
“Malware today is targeted, polymorphic, and dynamic. It can be delivered via Web page, spear-phishing email, or any other number of avenues,” said Phil Hochmuth of IDC. “The ultimate goal of today’s attacks is typically data exfiltration, which lends itself to a low and slow approach where attacks can go unnoticed for long periods of time.”
According to its recent S-1 filing, in 2012, FireEye had revenue of $83.3 million, up from 2011 revenue of $33.7 million, representing year-over-year growth of 148%. The company had net losses of $16.8 million in 2011 and $35.8 million in 2012.
As of the end of June, FireEye claimed over 1,100 customers across more than 40 countries, including over 100 of the Fortune 500.