Cybersecurity firm FireEye said it has made several enhancements to its endpoint security solution designed to offer “unparalled” protection from threats missed by legacy and next-generation endpoint solutions.
Utilizing the behavioral analysis capabilities of Exploit Guard, Endpoint Security now adds the prevention capabilities needed to quickly detect and respond to threats against Microsoft Windows. With this latest release, FireEye Endpoint Security also adds support for macOS endpoints. These new capabilities are available to customers around the world.
These exploit prevention capabilities are the first of several major, no-cost upgrades for FireEye Endpoint Security customers in 2017 – providing them a comprehensive Endpoint Protection Platform (EPP). Additional 2017 enhancements will include industry-leading anti-virus (AV) capabilities for known malware protection, virtual and cloud form factors, expanded behavioral analysis and machine learning capabilities to protect against unknown malware and exploits, and Linux support for server coverage.
“FireEye is focused on developing a complete solution for our customers that reduces the multitude of agents running on their endpoints. This helps improve reliability and performance while simplifying and accelerating our customers’ ability to respond to threats,” said Grady Summers, CTO, FireEye. “Endpoint Security is already a proven leader in Endpoint Detection Response (EDR), and the addition of prevention in Exploit Guard with anti-virus solidifies that. Most importantly, our ability to take threat intelligence and rapidly turn that into new protections and features – such as with recent Shamoon 2.0 attacks – allows us to deliver the only Endpoint Protection Platform able to detect, prevent and respond to the threats others miss.”
Prevention Powered by High-Fidelity Detection
Endpoint Security incorporates the intelligence-led detection and prevention capabilities that FireEye is well-known for in Network Security and applies these capabilities to the exploit prevention functionality in Endpoint Security. This approach complements FireEye’s leading EDR capabilities and enables faster incident response for our customers. The behavioral analysis engine that powers the new Exploit Guard prevention capability has shown in testing that it can detect and block 100 percent of the previously unknown exploits – without signatures or indicators – that were publicly reported in 2014, 2015, and 2016.
Powerful Anti-Virus Capabilities
FireEye has entered an OEM relationship with a leading anti-virus solution to deliver customers comprehensive, simplified endpoint protection from threats – known and unknown – to further simplify security operations at no additional cost.
The integration of anti-virus is expected to occur during the first quarter of 2017 with additional progressive roll-out of other detection and prevention capabilities in the first half of 2017.
Scaleable, Differentiated Endpoint for Channel Partners
For FireEye Partners, Endpoint Security can replace customer legacy endpoint products with a single agent that addresses compliance requirements. The endpoint security market is estimated by some to grow to more than $17B USD by 2020, representing a significant opportunity for channel partners worldwide. Partners can further differentiate Endpoint Security with FireEye by adding the powerful simplicity of Helix and a “single plane of glass” to process all their security alerts from all their products and focus on what matters most.