FireEye adds File Malware Protection System to existing platform Staff

Antimalware vendor FireEye Inc. announced its File Malware Protection System (MPS), which detects and eliminates malware found on file shares. The File MPS works to prevent malicious code

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from spreading laterally into central data stores.

According to a Milpitas, Calif.-based FireEye, File MPS addresses security weaknesses in Web-based email, social networking, online file transfer tools, personal storage devices and other manual means that bring files into the network.  

The File MPS security appliances analyze file shares using the FireEye Virtual Execution (VX) Engine, which detects zero-day malicious code embedded in all common file types. The system performs recursive, scheduled and on-demand scanning of accessible network file shares in an effort to identify and quarantine resident malware.

 The File MPS extends FireEye’s security platform, which currently includes Web MPS and Email MPS appliances. The File MPS complements the two, which protect against Web-based and email-based threat vectors, by addressing the malware resident on file shares used by cybercriminals to establish a long-term foothold in the network and to infect systems, even those without access to the external Internet. 

The FireEye File Malware Protection System will be available in the second quarter of 2012 with two models depending on the number of files shares to be secured. Pricing begins at $54,950.

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