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FireEye FX Series
Content Threat Prevention Platforms to Detect and Eliminate Malware Resident on File Shares

FireEye FX Series

FX 5400 and FX 8400

FireEye Content Security
FireEye FX Series
FX 5400 Series Appliance
FX 8400 Series Appliance

 

Overview:

The FireEye FX series is a group of threat prevention platforms that protect against content-based attacks across a wide range of file types. The FireEye FX platforms analyze network file shares to detect and quarantine malware brought into the network through the Web, email, or manual means, such as online file sharing and portable file storage. The FX series thwarts the lateral spread of advanced malware that traditional and next-generation firewalls (NGFW), IPS, AV, and gateways miss. Advanced targeted attacks use sophisticated malware and advanced persistent threat (APT) tactics, not only to penetrate defenses, but also to spread laterally and establish a long-term foothold in the network.

The FireEye FX series of threat prevention platforms analyze file shares using the patented FireEye Multi-Vector Virtual Execution (MVX) engine that detects zero-day malicious code embedded in common file types. The FX series performs recursive, scheduled, and on-demand scanning of accessible network file shares to identify and quarantine resident malware without impact to corporate productivity.

Highlights:

  • Protects file shares from hosting advanced malware – Platform deploys in active quarantine (protection-mode) or analysis only (monitor-mode)
  • Supports multiple scan modes – Scans can be recursive, scheduled, and on demand for CIFS and NFS compatible file shares
  • Supports wide range of file types – Using the MVX engine, identifies and blocks advanced targeted attacks using common file types (PDF, MS Office, vCards, ZIP/RAR/TNEF, etc.) and multimedia content (QuickTime, MP3, Real Player, JPG, PNG, etc.)
  • Applicable to broad set of use cases – Performs selective file scanning, hard drive scanning, trusted and untrusted file domains, and ensures clean backups
  • Supports YARA-based rules – Enables information security analysts to specify byte-level rules and quickly analyze objects for threats specific to the organization
  • Supports AV-Suite integration – Malicious objects identified by anti-virus software can be linked to the deeper forensic information provided by the FX for more efficient incident response prioritization
  • Integrates with NX, EX, and AX platforms – Malicious content uncovered by the FX platform can be pushed to the other FireEye products for real-time protection against emerging attacks

Features and Benefits:

The problem of malware resident on file shares

Today’s advanced cyber attacks use sophisticated malware and advanced persistent threat (APT) tactics to penetrate defenses and spread laterally through file shares. This enables the malware to establish a long-term foothold in the network and infect multiple systems, even those offline. Many corporate data centers remain especially vulnerable to advanced, content-based malware because traditional defenses are ineffective against these attacks, which often enter the network through legitimate means. Cybercriminals leverage this vulnerability to spread malware into network file shares and embed malicious code in vast data stores, resulting in a persistent threat even after remediation.

Content protection critical to halt advanced attack life cycle

Without a way to detect resting malware in content, APTs can exploit network assets to extract proprietary information and cause significant damage. The FireEye FX series analyzes file shares using the patented FireEye Multi-Vector Virtual Execution™ (MVX) engine that detects zeroday malicious code embedded in common file types (PDF, MS Office, vCards, ZIP/RAR/TNEF, etc.) and multimedia content (QuickTime, MP3, Real Player, JPG, PNG, etc.). The FireEye FX series performs recursive, scheduled, and on-demand scanning of accessible network file shares to identify and quarantine resident malware. This halts a key stage of the advanced attack life cycle.

The FireEye MVX engine reveals unknown, zero-day threats

The FX series uses the purpose-built FireEye MVX engine which inspects each file and confirms if zero-day exploits or malicious code exist. The FireEye MVX engine detonates against a range of browsers, plug-ins, applications, and operating environments looking for malicious activities.

YARA-based rules enables customization

The FireEye FX series supports custom YARA rules to analyze large quantities of file threats specific to the organization.

Streamlined incident prioritization

With the FireEye AV-Suite, each malicious object can be further analyzed to determine if anti-virus vendors were able to detect the malware stopped by the FireEye FX platform. This enables organizations to efficiently prioritize incident response follow-ups and utilize common naming conventions for known malware.

Malware intelligence sharing

The resulting dynamically generated, real-time threat intelligence can help all FireEye products protect the local network through integration with the FireEye CM platform. This intelligence can be shared globally through the FireEye Dynamic Threat Intelligence™ (DTI) cloud to notify all subscribers of emerging threats.

No rules tuning and near-zero false positives

The FX series is a group of easy-to-manage, client-less platforms that deploy in under 60 minutes and require absolutely no tuning. Flexible deployment modes include analysis-only monitoring and active quarantining. This enables companies to learn how much malware is resident on file shares and to actively stop the lateral spread of malware.

Technical Specifications:

 

  FX 5400 FX 8400
Form Factor 1U Rack-Mount 2U Rack-Mount
Weight 30 lbs (13.6 Kg) 50 lbs (22.7 Kg)
Dimensions (WxDxH) 17.2" x 25.6" x 1.7" (43.7 x 65.0 x 4.3 cm) 17.2" x 27.9" x 3.5"(43.7 x 70.9 x 8.9 cm)
Enclosure Fits 19-Inch Rack Fits 19-Inch Rack
Management Ports (2) 10/100/1000 BASE-T Ports (2) 10/100/1000 BASE-T Ports
Performance Up to 70,000 Files Per Day Up to 120,000 Files Per Day
AC Input Voltage Auto-switching 100 ~ 240 VAC Full Range
AC Input Current 8.5–6.0 A 9.5–7.2 A
Power Supply/RAID Dual 700W / 2 SAS HDD in HW RAID1 Dual 1400W / 2 SAS HDD in HW RAID1
Power Consumption (Max) 1484 BTU/hr 1586 BTU/hr
Frequency 50-60 Hz 50-60 Hz
Operating Temp 10° C to 35° C Up to 40° C
Note: All performance values vary depending on the system configuration and traffic profile being processed.

Documentation:

Download the FireEye FX Series Datasheet (PDF).

Pricing Notes:

FireEye Content Security
FireEye FX Series
FX 5400 Series Appliance
FX 8400 Series Appliance