MILPITAS, Calif. and SEATTLE, October 5, 2015 – FireEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: FEYE), the leader in stopping today's advanced cyber-attacks, and F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV), today announced a global partnership to defend against the evolving security threats to the enterprise. Customers will benefit from comprehensive security solutions that 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.”
Enterprise IT departments are challenged with supporting cloud-based applications and mobile environments while maintaining network reliability, security, and speed. The partnership between FireEye and F5 will feature the integration of key application delivery technologies with advanced threat management platforms to accelerate application deployment, performance, and security. Customers will also benefit from the following:
- A comprehensive security solution that combines application delivery infrastructure with advanced content security, including: network segmentation and policy management, protocol conformance, DDoS mitigation, SSL inspection, advanced threat protection, intrusion prevention, threat intelligence, forensics, and analytics.
- Performance, scale and high availability in heavy network traffic environments by using the health monitoring and load-balancing capabilities of the BIG-IP® platform. This enables customers to scale and protect against advanced threats in the most demanding application environments.
· Integrated security architecture that drives advanced content security by enabling improved visibility into the growing stream of encrypted traffic. Also, industry-leading threat intelligence and aggregated events and alerts reduce security silos and provide faster insights into malicious activities and breaches across the enterprise.
“The cyber security problem is multi-faceted, and requires a solution that includes technology from industry leading security manufacturers like FireEye and F5, tightly coupled with people and process in a holistic approach,” said Todd Weber, vice president of partner research for Optiv. “We are pleased to see two of our trusted partners closely collaborating, and we look forward to working with them to help our clients better secure applications and networks in this mobile and cloud world.”
“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.”
“Today, enterprises require a holistic security approach that defends a broad footprint,” said Jon Oltsik, senior principal analyst with the Enterprise Strategy Group. “The FireEye and F5 partnership brings an important capability for security teams—the combination of detection and enforcement for data centers and applications. This partnership is a valuable way to help CISOs defend more in a simple, logical way.”
About FireEye, Inc.
FireEye has invented a purpose-built, virtual machine-based security platform that provides real-time threat protection to enterprises and governments worldwide against the next generation of cyber attacks. These highly sophisticated cyber attacks easily circumvent traditional signature-based defences, such as next-generation firewalls, IPS, anti-virus, and gateways. The FireEye Threat Prevention Platform provides real-time, dynamic threat protection without the use of signatures to protect an organization across the primary threat vectors and across the different stages of an attack life cycle. The core of the FireEye platform is a virtual execution engine, complemented by dynamic threat intelligence, to identify and block cyber attacks in real time. FireEye has over 3,400 customers across 67 countries, including over 250 of the Fortune 500.
FireEye is a registered trademark or trademark 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.
F5 (NASDAQ: FFIV) provides solutions for an application world. F5 helps organizations seamlessly scale cloud, data center, telecommunications, and software defined networking (SDN) deployments to successfully deliver applications and services to anyone, anywhere, at any time. F5 solutions broaden the reach of IT through an open, extensible framework and a rich partner ecosystem of leading technology and orchestration vendors. This approach lets customers pursue the infrastructure model that best fits their needs over time. The world’s largest businesses, service providers, government entities, and consumer brands rely on F5 to stay ahead of cloud, security, and mobility trends. For more information, go to f5.com.
F5 and BIG-IP are trademarks or service marks of F5 Networks, Inc., in the U.S. and other countries. All other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements relating to expectations, beliefs, plans and objectives with respect to the partnership between FireEye and F5 and the features and benefits of solutions associated with the partnership. Such statements can be identified by terminology such as "may," "will," "should," "expects," "plans," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "predicts," "potential," or "continue," or the negative of such terms or comparable terms. These statements are only predictions and actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these statements based upon a number of factors including those identified in either company's filings with the SEC. The forward-looking statements are subject to change as a result of new information, future events or other circumstances and are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. In addition, the forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and FireEye and F5 specifically disclaim any obligation or intention to update the forward-looking statements to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date of this press release.