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Security Engineer at Tenece Professional Services
Jan 22 2018

What is most valuable?

Simplified Alert Dashboard is straightforward to navigate.

What needs improvement?

1. Granular reporting Need more attributes for each alert; e.g. protocol, time, type of attack, etc. These attributes could be used for report generation or to aid as search criteria. 2. Rule base… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Use cloud solution; pricing is a bit high.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I was not using anything previously.

What other advice do I have?

I rate this solution at six out of 10. 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… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Palo Alto.
Consultant
Security Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jan 16 2018

What is most valuable?

The MVX Engine seems to be very capable against threats and the way it handles APTs is impressive. It has helped FireEye be the first ones to announce zero-days on many occasions.

How has it helped my organization?

Improved our systems and our customers' by providing better malware protection, defense against zero-day threats, and improved network security.

What needs improvement?

Management of the appliance could be greatly improved. They should take a leaf out of the book of Symantec's (Formerly Blue Coat) MAA appliances. The management is super-easy, most features are available through the GUI, and the administrator has an easy to navigate interface that helps in faster threat analysis.
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Consultant
Master Consultant (Network Security) at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 31 2016

What is most valuable?

FireEye's virtual execution engine is designed to catch 0-day or targeted malware files.

How has it helped my organization?

I work for a managed services provider, so we don't deploy the product internally but deploy it in customers’ environments. For our customers, it added a layer of inspection that might be missed by traditional IPS or antivirus products, and… more »

What needs improvement?

FireEye’s main feature is its sandboxing or threat emulation capabilities to detect malware with extra add-ons such as signature-based IPS or endpoint protection, but these features are lacking compared to most IPS or endpoint vendors… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We also use the same capabilities that come in other products such as Palo Alto (wildfire) or CheckPoint (threat prevention). I don't think there is much difference in the capabilities between either of the products.

What other advice do I have?

Currently, I think if you have another product that can provide the same functionality (such as Palo Alto or CheckPoint), and that device is capable of handling the extra load of running these features, then I would consider using those… more »
Consultant
NetworkEngineer informaton security at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Aug 27 2015

What is most valuable?

* Call back * Zero day attack

How has it helped my organization?

We have discovered different malware which was basically a zero day attack and call back.

What needs improvement?

Cluster option is not available in NX, and for false positives we need some customization configuration available, such as a whitelist.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Different IPS and end point products were used. FireEye has a different concept for the handling of ATP and malware with a virtual machine which resides in their box.

What other advice do I have?

It is a good product to implement, especially where the existing technology fails to detect zero day attacks.
Vendor
IT Security Manager with 51-200 employees
May 12 2015

What do you think of FireEye Network Security?

After the release of our first product we had a lot more exposure with the public and we knew we would attract some unwanted attention. We started looking at solutions for network hardening and intrusion protection. We engaged The Herjavec Group to perform a network penetration test. THG offers a comprehensive suite of security and network services to organizations around the world, supported by Canada’s largest group of certified security professionals. Although the initial findings from the test showed the existing network to be robust, through practical experience with other similar clients, THG recommended implementing a FireEye Network Threat Prevention Platform. We felt comfortable after seeing the early results of the penetration test but decided to do an in-house demo of the…
Vendor
Senior Network Security Analyst at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Apr 27 2015

What do you think of FireEye Network Security?

What is most valuable?

Ability to edit the Yara rules Malware analysis tool

How has it helped my organization?

It has provided us with better malware, intrusion and incident detection.

What needs improvement?

A lot of false positives.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using FireEye NX with web, email, and the malware analysis sandbox tool for two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service: 8/10. Technical Support: 8/10.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

No previous solution was used.

How was the initial setup?

It wasn't bad, the…
Consultant
Sr. Network Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Apr 26 2015

What is most valuable?

I like the ability to detect zero day attacks, APT’s, and other types of malware which almost every other security device in the world is unable to detect.

How has it helped my organization?

One of the projects where we were deploying was a POC. When it was tested, it detected one of the world’s most dangerous APTs, like KABA, that was specially designed to… more »

What needs improvement?

Almost every feature of the product is on a high level.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The initial setup and day-to-day cost is almost the same as other security devices available. However, others fail about 90% of the time to detect threats, APT’s & most… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Our clients have used almost all of the best solutions available but most of them were unable to detect about 90% of the threats that FireEye NX can detect.

What other advice do I have?

It's one of the best products around based on its features like detection of almost all types of malware, APT’s, virus and zero day attacks, reporting, and its integration… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Of course, we had to check all other products available in the market, research their features, and then we had to compare these products based on benefits to our clients… more »
Vendor
Senior Vice President & CIO with 51-200 employees
Apr 12 2015

What do you think of FireEye Network Security?

We previously relied on a firewall for application-level blocking, an email gateway, and an anti-virus solution to protect our infrastructure. The existing combination was capable of identifying certain malware activity but we found we were always reactively responding to attacks. We were never in a position to proactively address the threats. Following a recommendation by an independent security consultant, we performed a detailed evaluation of the FireEye platform. The inherent intelligence of FireEye’s solution was immediately evident and we felt that our purchase of the FireEye Network Threat Prevention Platform represented the final piece in the puzzle to lock down our infrastructure. The FireEye Network Threat Prevention Platform is deployed inline between the firewall and Internet…
Vendor
City Information Security Officer at a government with 501-1,000 employees
Apr 12 2015

What do you think of FireEye Network Security?

The old approach to security—assigning lots of people to the problem—was no longer feasible. It was very time intensive and employee intensive. It took up so much of our time that it became very unproductive. I was desperately looking to automate whatever layers of security we had in place. The issue came to a head when I spotted suspicious network activity but could not get to the bottom of the problem with legacy signature-based security tools. My staff spent hours manually blocking suspicious connections. We were a sitting duck. Our existing infrastructure left my team blind to a constant stream of attacks. We tested several IPS/IDS type of solutions, including Symantec, Palo Alto Networks, and Cisco—and found them all inadequate for the security challenge we faced.  I decided to try…
Vendor
Chief Technology Officer & CISO at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
Apr 12 2015

What do you think of FireEye Network Security?

To fend off a growing wave of cyber attacks, the clinic had built up a multilayered defense-in-depth security infrastructure. We went as far as blocking out traffic from entire countries known for a high volume of attacks—a step we could take because of our exclusively local customer base. Still, malware was getting through. Clinic employees would sometimes visit malicious or compromised websites. Malware on these sites sidestepped the clinic’s security measures, leading to several infections and concerns that accounts could be compromised. I signed on to a proof-of-value trial of the FireEye Network Threat Prevention Platform for Web security. The trial soon uncovered malware that our existing security tools had not detected. And later during the test, someone at our clinic clicked on a…
Vendor
Senior Director of IT with 501-1,000 employees
Apr 12 2015

What do you think of FireEye Network Security?

At the core of the bank’s ability to meet our mandate is a substantial IT infrastructure that not only needs to run optimally, but must be protected. We have long embraced best practices when it came to cybersecurity, but recognized that advanced threats evolve over time and need to be well handled.  We selected FireEye for a POV conducted over a period of three months. The POV soon discovered a number of previously undetected threats enabling system administrators to take action and make the system even more secure. As a result of the findings, we implemented FireEye to strengthen our IT infrastructure. The POV was up and running in less than a day and used actual traffic analysis to investigate what was occurring in our IT environment.  This solution consists of FireEye Network Threat…
Vendor
Expert Penetration Tester at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Apr 12 2015

What do you think of FireEye Network Security?

Our infrastructure contains an extensive amount of hardware, applications, networks, and online banking systems; each with their own characteristics and potential vulnerabilities. With an environment of this complexity it is imperative to deploy best-in-class security measures. However, with the escalating sophistication of multi-domain attacks it became very evident that traditional security technologies were becoming increasingly inadequate and easily bypassed. We spoke with a number of security product providers and industry experts, and we began seeing a pattern of recommendations emerging from many sources for the FireEye suite of solutions. We contacted the company and collaborated to identify exactly what we needed to deploy to supplement our existing defenses. We implemented the…

What is FireEye Network Security?

FireEye Network Security is an advanced threat protection and breach detection platform that provides industry leading threat visibility and protection against the world’s most sophisticated and damaging attacks. By leveraging FireEye’s unique technologies and threat intelligence, FireEye Network Security detects what other security solutions miss, providing holistic security from the perimeter to the network core.

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FFRDC, Finansbank, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Investis, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, Bank of Thailand, City of Miramar, Citizens National Bank, D-Wave Systems

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