October 15, 2013 08:00 ET

NASDAQ OMX Leverages FireEye Threat Prevention Platform To Strengthen Defense Against Cyber Attack

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 15, 2013) - FireEye Inc. (NASDAQ: FEYE), the leader in stopping today's new breed of cyber attacks, and NASDAQ, the inventor of the electronic exchange, today announced that NASDAQ OMX (NASDAQ: NDAQ), the world's largest exchange company, will leverage the FireEye® Threat Prevention Platform to boost defenses against cyber attacks on its exchanges. The FireEye Multi-Vector Virtual Execution™ (MVX) engine will also be tapped to strengthen security against Web, email, and file attacks.

"We are proud to have NASDAQ OMX as a customer," said FireEye CEO David DeWalt. "Any computer system is vulnerable to attack and protecting exchanges from online attack is a responsibility we take seriously. Attacks on exchanges are very attractive to nation-states, cybercriminals and hacktivists. Our own experience shows that financial institutions are the third-most targeted industry worldwide."

"Cyber security is a global concern and attackers never rest," said Brad Peterson, chief information officer, NASDAQ OMX. "Leveraging the FireEye Threat Prevention Platform for our own exchanges is a clear indication of our dedication to maintaining a resilient and robust cyber security program."

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 defenses, 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, including Web, email, and files 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 1,100 customers across more than 40 countries, including over 100 of the Fortune 500.

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