Advanced threat protection vendor, FireEye, is aiming to stop advanced targeted malware at the network layer with its product portfolio.
The company recently added a product that targets file systems, in addition to its existing Web and email solutions.
“What we found was that when a machine is compromised, the threat moves laterally within the organisation. What lateral movement means is that file shares are being compromised sitting in the network,” FireEye vice-president of worldwide sales and business development, Jeffrey Williams, said.
The amount of threats are already up 10-fold, with 51 per cent unknown and 49 per cent signature based.
The new solution is targeting verticals such as law firms, financial institutions, Government agencies or businesses with intellectual property or assets with its technology.
In Australia, FireEye is in talks with all the major banks, largest Federal Government agencies and a telecommunications service provider.
“The threat has become more sophisticated and with this level of sophistication, they are bypassing the current security measures, which are primarily signature based. So our solution does not rely on signatures to detect the modern malware,” Williams said.
FireEye said that it is investing heavily in educating its customers and partners of its solutions through its partner program.
The company’s range of products will be available through its distributor, WhiteGold.
With the growth of its product range, FireEye is also growing as a company within A/NZ.
It has tripled the size of its team in the region and has now three offices across Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne.
FireEye is looking to hire a full-time channel manager.
“We’re seeking someone who has strong relationships within the security sector and understands how to develop the channel. We’re trying to empower our partners to be self-sufficient and we need someone who can provide that direction,” Williams said.