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FireEye Joins Internet2 to Participate in Consortium's Development of High-Performance Network Security and Malware Analysis Initiatives
- From: Greg Wood <>
- Subject: FireEye Joins Internet2 to Participate in Consortium's Development of High-Performance Network Security and Malware Analysis Initiatives
- Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2008 08:05:06 -0400
FIREEYE JOINS INTERNET2 TO PARTICIPATE IN CONSORTIUM'S DEVELOPMENT OF HIGH-PERFORMANCE NETWORK SECURITY AND MALWARE ANALYSIS INITIATIVES
FireEye to Present at Spring Internet2 Member Meeting and Host Joint Webinar on Botnet Incident Response with Internet2
MILPITAS, Calif. - March 25, 2008 - FireEye, Inc., a leader in global anti-botnet protection, today announced that it has joined Internet2 as a corporate member. Internet2 is an advanced networking consortium led by the research and higher education communities. FireEye plans to collaborate with the Internet2 community on advanced network security projects involving high-performance network security and next- generation malware analysis. In addition, FireEye and Internet2 will host a joint webinar titled "Botnet Incident Response" on April 2, 2008. FireEye's chief security content officer Dr. Fengmin Gong will also present "Scaling Security Analysis vs. Next-Gen Botnet Malware Using VM-Based Analysis," at the Spring Internet2 Member Meeting on April 21-23 in Arlington, Va. Harold Stonebraker, a security investigator at FireEye, will present "Incident Response and Network Forensics: Avoiding Common IR Errors."
While emerging network technologies will be used by legitimate organizations to drive innovation, they may also be exploited by criminals and their botnets to conduct illicit activities. As such, FireEye continues to advance its anti-botnet security technologies for the next-generation Internet. As a corporate member of Internet2, FireEye will collaborate with higher education institutions and researchers to investigate how anti-botnet protections can be incorporated into the design of next-generation Internet technologies.
"Joining Internet2 highlights FireEye's commitment to advancing anti- botnet security technologies," said Ashar Aziz, CEO and founder of FireEye. "FireEye will be collaborating with the Internet2 community on network security applications and technologies to have an impact on the research and higher education community and eventually the commercial marketplace. The next generation of the Internet must have security designed and built-in. Today, botnets have infected one quarter of the entire Internet and security will continue to be an urgent issue among university CIOs across the nation. We look forward to working with the Internet2 community on these important security initiatives."
"One of the core values of the Internet2 community is its commitment to the exploration and development of leading-edge Internet technology in collaboration with industry," said Joe St. Sauver, Internet2 manager, security programs. "The Internet2 community provides FireEye innovative partnership opportunities and a test bed for examining future network-based security services and capabilities."
Dr. Michael J. Staggs, a chief security investigator at FireEye, will be the featured speaker at a joint Internet2/FireEye webinar titled, "Botnet Incident Response" on Wednesday, April 2, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. EDT. Dr. Staggs will cover how with proper botnet incident response IT can preserve critical and contextual data surrounding a particular botnet infiltration to more quickly and accurately address violations of security and use policies. His presentation is designed to help IT and security professionals avoid common incident response errors by leveraging network forensics best practices, policies and procedures. Registration information can be found at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/993212238
At the Internet2 Spring Member Meeting which will take place from April 21-23 in Arlington, Va., Dr. Fengmin Gong, chief security content officer at FireEye, will speak on "Scaling Security Analysis vs. Next-Gen Botnet Malware Using VM-Based Analysis." Dr. Gong plans to discuss how existing security tools already deployed in the IT infrastructure coupled with actionable botnet intelligence can make a difference in the war against botnets. Botnet intelligence is critical for controlling a botnet throughout its life cycle, from initial infection to bot installation and botnet activities. Dr. Gong's session is scheduled for Tuesday, April 22 at 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. EDT. In addition, Harold Stonebraker, a security investigator at FireEye, will present "Incident Response and Network Forensics: Avoiding Common IR Errors." Stonebraker will cover how DDoS attacks, malicious code infections, and unauthorized access incidents are steadily increasing in frequency and risk. He will discuss effective counterattack plans to defuse potential damage to the organization, and network forensics is fast becoming the critical link in botnet incident response. The discussion takes into account restoral versus forensics approaches to botnet incident response; security, business and compliance trends; and current best practices to support botnet incident response initiatives. Stonebraker's session is scheduled for Wednesday, April 23 at 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. EDT.
About the FireEye Botwall Solution
The FireEye Botwall(TM) security appliances and FireEye Botwall Network service together provide comprehensive anti-botnet protection. FireEye Botwall appliances analyze enterprise networks for bot activities and compromised machines. The FireEye Botwall Network is a globally deployed botnet discovery and analysis service which provides subscribers with the most current botnet intelligence to complement on-premise anti-botnet security appliances. It catalogs and disseminates botnet characteristics derived from malware analyses which are conducted by interconnected networks of FireEye Botwall security appliances selectively deployed at service providers around the world. FireEye's solution offers the industry's first complete global and local anti-botnet protection to precisely identify, understand, and stop emerging botnet and malware threats.
Internet2 is the foremost U.S. advanced networking consortium. Led by the research and education community since 1996, Internet2 promotes the missions of its members by providing both leading-edge network capabilities and unique partnership opportunities that together facilitate the development, deployment and use of revolutionary Internet technologies. By bringing research and academia together with technology leaders from industry, government and the international community, Internet2 promotes collaboration and innovation that has a fundamental impact on the future of the Internet.
About FireEye, Inc.
FireEye, Inc. is the leader in anti-botnet protection, enabling organizations to protect critical intellectual property, computing resources, and network infrastructure against bot infiltration. Today's most damaging attacks originate from and through highly organized botnets, or networks of remotely controlled, compromised machines. FireEye delivers a complete solution that is designed from the ground up to detect and protect organizations from botnets through global and local intelligence and analysis. The company is backed by Sequoia Capital, Norwest Venture Partners, and JAFCO. For more information, contact (408) 321-6300 or email: . Visit us at www.FireEye.com.
- FireEye Joins Internet2 to Participate in Consortium's Development of High-Performance Network Security and Malware Analysis Initiatives, Greg Wood, 03/25/2008
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