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|FireEye Honored with 2018 CRN® Tech Innovator Award|
|Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 09:55:31 AM|
MILPITAS, Calif., Nov. 13, 2018 – FireEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: FEYE), the intelligence-led security company, announced today that CRN,® a brand of The Channel Company, has recognized FireEye with a 2018 CRN Tech Innovator Award. These annual awards honor standout hardware, software, and services that are moving the IT industry forward. In compiling the 2018 Tech Innovator Award list, CRN editors evaluated 300 products across 34 technology categories using several criteria, including technological advancements, uniqueness of features and potential to help solution providers solve end users' IT challenges. FireEye® Email Security took top honors in the ‘Security – Email’ category.
The extensive first-hand experience that FireEye has of dealing with email-based attacks is fed into the development of its Email Security solution. This expertise is harnessed to create innovative features such as the identification of phishing and impersonation techniques, as well as the usual blocking of malware and suspicious URLs. Another capability of the product that helped secure the Tech Innovator Award is called Advanced URL Defense. This combines analytics and machine learning to offer organizations protection against credential-harvesting and spear-phishing attacks.
“Cyber attacks launched via email are as prevalent as ever, and within these threats we have seen a shift from malware to URL threats,” said Matt Allen, Vice President, FireEye Labs. “In the past year, we’ve invested significantly in Advanced URL Defense technology by adding an image classification engine, a malware intelligence gathering system and a phishing site detection plug-in. These capabilities are essential for any organization that is looking to protect its data from attacks launched via email.”
As part of its ongoing mission to combat these threats, FireEye offers organizations a free Email Threat Analysis which evaluates an organization’s threat detection efficacy. The service operates in the cloud, analyzing received Microsoft Office 365 emails to determine if advanced threats are getting past current defenses.
“As customers shift to cloud email, our partners benefit from having access to our team of experts who have a track record of stopping email threats,” said Chris Carter, Vice President, Channels at FireEye. “The innovative features developed by this team are well received by our partners, so we’re delighted that the solution has now been recognized by CRN too.”
“Each year, the CRN Tech Innovator Awards recognize technology vendor offerings that are reshaping the IT channel landscape by increasing worker productivity, reducing cost, and minimizing complexity for solution providers, IT departments, and end users,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “The winners in this year’s awards bring breakthrough ideas to the table for solution providers and their customers, in areas ranging from cloud to security to business intelligence to IoT. We congratulate all the winners and look forward to their future endeavors.”
The Tech Innovator Awards will be featured in the December issue of CRN.