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More than 10 years of frontline cyber defense experience: FireEye


'Effective, efficient security with the value and scale you need, when you need it’

FireEye, Inc. is a publicly listed enterprise cyber security company that provides products and services to help business and government organizations prepare for, prevent, and respond to advanced cyber attacks. The company offers a platform that blends innovative security technologies, nation-state grade threat intelligence, and world-renowned Mandiant® consulting to protect the most valuable assets in the world from those who have them in their sights. Working as a seamless,
scalable extension of customer security operations, FireEye eliminates the complexity and burden of cyber defense by integrating, automating and simplifying security resources. Founded in 2004, the company is headquartered in Milpitas,California. FireEye has over 5,300 customers across 67 countries, including more than 825 of the Forbes Global 2000.

Plan for risks that other companies never consider
FireEye started with a switch-based network access control appliance, and soon evolved to incorporating the company’s patented MVX (Multi-vector Virtual Execution) engine – which detonates and analyzes suspected threats in a fully secured, realistic virtual environment – into the core of its security platform.

FireEye’s products and services are designed to detect, analyze, prevent and respond to known and never-before-seen cyber attacks, unlike traditional anti virus (AV) and firewalls that are easily bypassed by attackers. FireEye doesn’t rely on signature-based defenses that can produce a barrage of undifferentiated security alerts, but instead leverages advanced technology and intelligence that help customers identify connections between alerts, prioritize alerts, and get actionable and contextual intelligence for rapid remediation.

Future-ready next-gen threat protection
As the cyber threat landscape has evolved, FireEye has kept pace. FireEye acquired Mandiant in 2013, and today, Mandiant’s consulting and incident response experts are an integral part of FireEye’s integrated security platform. The insights gained from this team’s work on the front lines of today’s most important cyber attacks help guide the development of FireEye’s portfolio of products and services.

FireEye acquired nPulse Technologies in 2014 to deliver enterprise forensics from the endpoint and provide visibility across the entire attack lifecycle. The acquisition gave FireEye a broader perspective and enabled the company to offer a more comprehensive threat management platform. FireEye further broadened its reach and resources with two more acquisitions in 2016 – iSIGHT Partners, a leading provider of threat intelligence, and Invotas, an expert in security automation and orchestration. Today, FireEye offers the most comprehensive intelligence network in the industry and products that help customers automate their increasingly complex security operations. These developments help FireEye address increasingly critical security challenges. Technology is outpacing the world’s ability to secure it. Despite substantial spending on legacy security products, advanced attackers are bypassing these defenses at will and spreading unchallenged, leading to breaches that affect governments, businesses, nations and individuals in costly ways. While there is no single technical answer, FireEye is a significant resource in the cyber security battle. By catching an incident early, security teams can reduce the overall impact – costly fixes, disrupted business, stolen intellectual property, and tarnished reputations. FireEye offers a tailored mix of technology, intelligence and expertise in an efficient platform to thoroughly and proactively plan for and respond to cyber attacks.

Meet the Key Executives

Kevin Mandia, CEO and Board Director: Kevin has served as FireEye Chief Executive Officer since June 2016 and was appointed to the company’s Board of Directors in February 2016. He was previously President of FireEye from February 2015 until June 2016. Kevin joined FireEye as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in December 2013, when FireEye acquired Mandiant, the company he founded in 2004. Before Mandiant, Kevin was the Director of Computer Forensics at Foundstone (acquired by McAfee Corporation) from 2000 to 2003, and the Director of Information Security for Sytex (later acquired by Lockheed Martin) from 1998 to 2000. Kevin also served in the United States Air Force, where he was a computer security officer in the 7th Communications Group at the Pentagon, and a special agent in the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI). He holds a B.S. in computer science from Lafayette College and a M.S. in forensic science from the George Washington University.

Travis Reese, President: Travis has served as President of FireEye since June 2016. He was previously President of Mandiant Consulting and iSIGHT Intelligence, overseeing the organization that delivers FireEye incident response and strategic consulting services, as well as cyber threat intelligence solutions. Travis joined FireEye in December 2013, when the company acquired Mandiant, where he served as President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to Mandiant, Travis was co-founder of the Computer Forensic and Intrusion Analysis Group at Aegis Research Corporation (acquired by ManTech International), and a Special Agent with the United States Air Force Office of Special Investigations. Travis studied executive education through Harvard Business School and holds a B.S. in criminal justice from Wayland Baptist University.

Meet the Master

Joe Bellini, CEO: Joe is a seasoned technology executive having served as a CEO or executive with multiple companies focused on providing software solutions to the consumer goods industry segment. After starting his career with General Electric, he went on to lead Oracle’s CPG solution deployments, JDA’s (i2) CPG/Retail industry solutions, IRI’s CPG analytics team, and ONE Network’s CPG/Retail Program and Product Management Division.