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FireEye highlights virtualisation and security opportunities in Sydney (+15 photos)

FireEye highlights virtualisation and security opportunities in Sydney (+15 photos)

Security vendor expands its virtualisation solution to support Apple platforms.

FireEye CEO, David DeWalt (right), speaking after the Observatory Crest event in Sydney

FireEye CEO, David DeWalt (right), speaking after the Observatory Crest event in Sydney

Just as the antivirus market played out where the solution can be found everywhere, FireEye wants to do the same with virtualisation.

FireEye CEO, David DeWalt, who spoke about the company’s plans during an Observatory Crest event in Sydney, said, “We want to put as many operating systems as possible in virtual machines.

“We started off with Microsoft’s OS, but we have now ported Apple platforms to our virtual machines.”

DeWalt adds FireEye will soon be shipping a single appliance that can host both Microsoft and Apple platforms in a single environment covering more extensive architecture for vulnerability management.

“We have both iOS and Android platforms supported, and over time we will have Siemens and others,” he said.

Bridging the gap

When it comes to the security space, DeWalt said “breaches are inevitable”, so FireEye aims to built a “powerful” response platform.

“If we can find a way to rapidly respond to breaches, then we have an opportunity to keep the adversary in the network for little, but not long,” he said.

“The closer we can get that gap filled, the better.”

To that end, FireEye is investing into and building technologies to create an “instantaneous search environment” across every point of presence in a company, so that malware can be found and threats can be responded to as they come in.

DeWalt adds FireEye is dependant on the channel, and relies on its community of partners to get the security message out to customers.

“What I’ve learned is we’re never going to have a silver bullet with products or people, so it’s going to take more to solve this problem,” he said.

Patrick Budmar covers consumer and enterprise technology breaking news for IDG Communications. Follow Patrick on Twitter at @patrick_budmar.


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