|[February 05, 2014]
OpenDNS and FireEye Partner to Amplify Protection Against Advanced Cyber Attacks
LAS VEGAS --(Business Wire)--
OpenDNS, the world's leading
provider of cloud security services, today announced the integration of
its Umbrella security service with the FireEye (News - Alert) Web Malware Protection
System (MPS). The combination of OpenDNS predictive threat detection and
enforcement with FireEye behavioral analysis provides real-time
protection against custom malware, zero-day exploits and advanced
persistent threats (APT (News - Alert)). Using OpenDNS and FireEye together, customers
can extend security policies to the cloud and transparently protect any
user and any device, both on and off the network.
OpenDNS will demonstrate its Umbrella security service with FireEye
integration at the FireEye 2014 Momentum (News - Alert) Partner Conference in Las Vegas
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According to Gartner (News - Alert), Inc., "Today's attacks are stealthy and target
specific enterprises, individuals and data. A typical targeted attack
will exploit multiple weaknesses to achieve its ultimate goal - usually
the theft of data, fraud, or damage to the enterprise."1
Today more than ever, employees are working outside of the secured
network perimeter, leaving devices vulnerable and increasingly exposed
to malicious attacks. As a result, employees bring compromised devices
back inside the protected network.
The combination of OpenDNS's cloud security infrastructure and FireEye
allows organizations to block both known and zero-day attacks whether an
emloyee is inside the perimeter or not. Malicious activity detected by
FireEye is automatically fed to the Umbrella service to enhance security
policy enforcement, protecting customers from infection and preventing
"OpenDNS is a pioneer in cloud security," said Didi Dayton, vice
president of worldwide strategic alliances at FireEye. "Through this
partnership, we are able to extend FireEye's advanced threat protection
to the cloud and provide centralized security policy enforcement to any
device, on or off the network. OpenDNS offers a unique solution that
resonates with our customers and we're excited to welcome them to our
OpenDNS uses a big data analytics platform that harnesses the collective
intelligence of the Internet to discover, predict and block cyber
threats without tuning by security administrators. FireEye uses a unique
automated approach to test suspicious executable files in a safe virtual
environment and analyze their behavior to detect sophisticated malware.
To centrally protect all on and off network devices against zero-day and
multi-protocol cyber attacks, FireEye will deliver alerts to OpenDNS
when new threats are detected.
"This partnership is truly a force-multiplier for Enterprise security,"
said David Ulevitch, CEO of OpenDNS. "The OpenDNS-FireEye integration
provides the most comprehensive protection against cyber attacks and
extends enforcement beyond the eroding network perimeter. Together we
can detect, alert and block advanced threats before damage can be done."
The Umbrella service with FireEye integration is available immediately
OpenDNS is the world's leading provider of Internet security and DNS
services, enabling the world to connect to the Internet with confidence
on any device, anywhere, anytime. OpenDNS provides millions of
businesses, schools and households with a safer, faster and more
intelligent Internet experience by protecting them from malicious Web
threats and providing them control over how users navigate the Internet,
while dramatically increasing the network's overall performance and
reliability. The company's cloud-delivered Umbrella security service
protects enterprise users from malware, botnets and phishing regardless
of location or device. At the heart of all OpenDNS services is the
OpenDNS Global Network, the world's largest Internet-wide security
network, securing 50 million active users daily through 22 data centers
worldwide. For more information, please visit: www.opendns.com.
1 Gartner, Inc., "Predicts 2014: Infrastructure Protection",
25 November 2013, Ray Wagner, Kelly M. Kavanagh and al.
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