New Offering Brings Leading Cybersecurity Technology, Intelligence and Services From FireEye to Telefonica's Customers Across Europe, North and South America and Asia
MILPITAS, CA and MADRID, SPAIN--(Marketwired - Jan 29, 2015) - Telefonica Business Solutions, a leading provider of a wide range of integrated communication solutions for the B2B market, and FireEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: FEYE), the leader in stopping today's advanced cyber attacks, today announced a partnership to bring a new level of cyber protection to Telefonica's customers around the globe. The agreement adds FireEye's advanced security technology and intelligence to Telefonica's leading managed security services to help protect enterprises in today's rapidly changing threat landscape.
The increase in advanced persistent threats (APTs) is driving the need for a new adaptive approach to security that combines the right mix of technology, intelligence and services. The combination of FireEye technology and Telefonica intelligence-driven managed security service capabilities offers advanced protection with near real-time detection and response that can be tailored to an individual organization's threat profile.
As part of the agreement, to protect against emerging mobile threats and correlate attack data from the mobile vector, Telefonica Mobile Security customers will have access to the FireEye® Mobile Threat Prevention™ (MTP™) offering. This service also complements Telefonica's current MDM and in-house-built threat detection capabilities (Telefonica's own Mobile App monitoring solution).
For Telefonica, the partnership with FireEye adds the combination of security technology, intelligence and expertise to solve today's increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks in regions worldwide. FireEye's purpose-built virtual machine isolates and analyzes the behavior of the suspicious content by executing malicious code in a virtual environment. If suspicious behavior is observed, Telefonica first-hand experience specialists will have the highly advanced tools to perform digital forensic analysis to identify an attack and mitigate the impact of an advanced threat group.
Juan Carlos Lopez Vives, CEO, Telefonica Business Solutions: "Organizations worldwide have to tackle increasingly sophisticated adversaries, advanced threats and a rapidly expanding set of attack vectors. With operations in many countries around the world, forming a global network of Security Operations Centers, we provide a comprehensive set of services to our customers to enable them to transition from a reactive security stance to a predictive intelligence-driven strategy. By partnering with FireEye, we will jointly provide improved visibility into some of the most advanced attacks, increasing our customer's cyber resilience and protecting them from potentially serious damage. Our expertise and comprehensive range of managed services helps our customers stay secure in this continuously changing environment."
Steve Pataky, vice president of worldwide channels and alliances, FireEye: "Many organizations think an ocean or continent will keep them out of the path of an advanced attack, but the reality is modern attack groups can execute a sophisticated hack against any target worldwide that holds potential value for financial or political gain, or intellectual property theft. Through this partnership, Telefonica and FireEye can help organizations identify these attacks, and give them the right combination of technology, intelligence and services to protect against devastating data breaches."
Telefonica is one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world in terms of market capitalization and number of customers. With its best in class mobile, fixed and broadband networks, and innovative portfolio of digital solutions, Telefonica is transforming itself into a "Digital Telco", a company that will be even better placed to meet the needs of its customers and capture new revenue growth. Telefonica's cyber-security portfolio is built on top of internally developed technology and brings together the expertise of its Global CyberSOC (Security Operations Center) team with the capabilities of some of the world's most advanced security technology platforms, enhancing therefore the cyber resilience of our customers.
The company has a significant presence in 24 countries and a customer base that amounts more than 313 million accesses around the world. Telefonica has a strong presence in Europe, North and South America, and Asia, where the company focuses an important part of its growth strategy. Telefonica is a fully publicly traded company with more than 1.5 million direct stakeholders and its ordinary shares are traded in various stock markets, including London and New York among others.
About FireEye, Inc.
FireEye has invented a purpose-built, virtual machine-based security platform that provides real-time threat protection to enterprises and governments worldwide against the next generation of cyber attacks. These highly sophisticated cyber attacks easily circumvent traditional signature-based defenses, such as next-generation firewalls, IPS, anti-virus, and gateways. The FireEye Threat Prevention Platform provides real-time, dynamic threat protection without the use of signatures to protect an organization across the primary threat vectors and across the different stages of an attack life cycle. The core of the FireEye platform is a virtual execution engine, complemented by dynamic threat intelligence, to identify and block cyber attacks in real time. FireEye has over 2,700 customers across 67 countries, including over 157 of the Fortune 500.
FireEye, Mobile Threat Prevention and MTP are registered trademarks or trademarks of FireEye, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other brands, products, or service names are or may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.
FireEye Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements related to expectations, beliefs and future strategies, plans and objectives with respect to the partnership between Telefonica and FireEye and the features, benefits and availability of products and services associated with the partnership. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions which, if they do not fully materialize or prove incorrect, could cause FireEye's results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties that could cause FireEye's results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include customer demand and adoption of the products and services associated with the partnership; real or perceived defects, errors or vulnerabilities in such products and services; FireEye's and Telefonica's ability to react to trends and challenges in their respective businesses and the markets in which they operate; FireEye's and Telefonica's ability to anticipate market needs or develop new or enhanced products and services to meet those needs; the ability of FireEye and Telefonica to execute their strategies, plans and objectives with respect to the partnership; and general market, political, economic, and business conditions; as well as those risks and uncertainties included under the captions "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations," in FireEye's quarterly report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 5, 2014, which is available on the Investor Relations section of the company's website at investors.FireEye.com and on the SEC website at www.sec.gov. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to the company as of the date hereof, and FireEye does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking statements provided to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made. Any future product, service, feature, benefit or related specification that may be referenced in this release are for information purposes only and are not commitments to deliver any technology or enhancement. FireEye reserves the right to modify future product and services plans at any time.