FireEye Network Security Pros and Cons

FireEye Network Security Pros

CEO8280
CEO at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
The scalability has not been a problem. We have deployed the product in very high bandwidth networks. We have never had a problem with the FireEye product causing latency issues within our networks.
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Antonio El Khoury
Technical Team Leader at IRIS
Application categorization is the most valuable feature for us. Application filtering is very interesting because other products don't give you full application filtering capabilities.
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DepAssist9876
Deputy Assistant Secretary with 201-500 employees
We see ROI in the sense that we don't have to react because it stops anything from hurting the network. We can stop it before we have a bigger mess to clean up.
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Harneet Kaur
Information Security Consultant at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Initially, we didn't have much visibility around what is occurring at our applications lower level. For instance, if we are exposed to any malicious attacks or SQL injections. But now we've integrated FireEye with Splunk, so now we get lots of triggers based on policy content associated with FireEye. The solution has allowed for growth and improvement in our information security and security operations teams.
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Security4668
Security Analyst at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
It allows us to be more hands off in checking on emails and networking traffic. We can set up a bunch of different alerts and have it alert us.
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Sandip Arote
Teaml0997 at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Before FireEye, most of the times that an incident would happen nobody would be able to find out where or why the incident occurred and that the system is compromised. FireEye is a better product because if the incident already happened I know that the breach is there and that the system is compromised so we can take appropriate action to prevent anything from happening.
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Sysengine0946
System Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Its ability to find zero-day threats, malware and anything malicious has greatly improved my customer's organization, especially for protecting the users' browser.
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Ala Khalil
PreSales Director at a tech services company
The features that I find most valuable are the MIR (Mandiant Incident Response) for checks on our inbound security.
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Moustafa Osama
Technical Consultant at MCS
The most valuable network security feature is the network sandbox solution. This sandbox feature works on traffic flow.
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security792615
Security Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Improved our systems and our customers' by providing better malware protection, defense against zero-day threats, and improved network security.
The MVX Engine seems to be very capable against threats and the way it handles APTs is impressive.
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FireEye Network Security Cons

CEO8280
CEO at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
The initial setup was complex because of the nature of our environment. When it comes to the type of applications and functions which we were looking at in terms of identifying malicious threats, there would be some level of complexity, if we were doing it right.
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Antonio El Khoury
Technical Team Leader at IRIS
Based on what we deployed, they should emphasize the application filtering and the web center. We need to look deeper into the SSM inspection. If we get the full solution with that module, we don't need to get the SSM database from another supplier.
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DepAssist9876
Deputy Assistant Secretary with 201-500 employees
Cybersecurity posture has room for improvement.
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Harneet Kaur
Information Security Consultant at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Improvements could be achieved through greater integration capabilities with different firewall solutions. Integrating with the dashboard itself for different firewalls so users can also pull tags into their firewall dashboard.
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Security4668
Security Analyst at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
I would love to see better reporting. Because you can't export some of the reports in proper formats, it is hard to extract the data from reports.
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SeniorNe6c94
Security Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
There is a lot of room for Improvement in the offering, from cost to functionality. It is pretty straightforward to implement which is an advantage. However, it falls short in pricing, detection capabilities, and, most importantly, reporting and policy management.
It would be great if we could create granular reports based on the protocols, types of attacks, regions of attack, etc. Also we would like to easily be able to add exceptions to rules in cases of false positives.
Stability issues manifested in terms of throughput maximization.
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Sandip Arote
Teaml0997 at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
It doesn't connect with the cloud, advanced machine learning is not there. A known threat can be coming into the network and we would want the cloud to look up the problem. I would also like to see them develop more file replication and machine learning.
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Sysengine0946
System Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The problem with FireEye is that they don't allow VM or sandbox customization. The user doesn't have control of the VMs that are inside the box. It comes from the vendor as-is. Some users like to have control of it. Like what type of Windows and what type of applications and they have zero control over this.
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Ala Khalil
PreSales Director at a tech services company
The world is currently shifting to AI, but FIreEye is not following suit.
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Moustafa Osama
Technical Consultant at MCS
They could also increase or improve the scalability because to my knowledge the biggest bandwidth can only support up to 10 gigs of input.
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