FireEye to Speak at the Virginia Society for Technology in Education 2009 Conference

February 23, 2009 at 12:00 AM EST
FireEye to Speak at the Virginia Society for Technology in Education 2009 Conference

FireEye to Speak at the Virginia Society for Technology in Education 2009 Conference

Milpitas, Califorinia - Feb 23, 2009 – FireEye, Inc., the leader in global anti-malware and anti-botnet protection announced today that Jordan Blake, director of product management, will present a session at the Virginia Society for Technology in Education (VSTE) 2009 event entitled, "Awash in a Sea of IDS Alerts - How to Find the Needle in Your Haystack." Blake's participation in the VSTE event is part of FireEye's broader commitment to helping higher education organizations overcome their infrastructure security challenges to better detect and prevent against today's sophisticated malware intrusions. VSTE 2009 is being held February 22-24, 2009 in Virginia Beach, Va.

"Because of their critical need to maintain open networks, universities have unique challenges when it comes to IT security," said Jordan Blake, director of product management. "Attacks are becoming more covert while cyber criminals leverage mainstream applications and channels to infiltrate systems evading traditional IDS countermeasures. Higher education institutions, like other organizations, must ensure the effectiveness of their security infrastructure keeps pace with this quickly shifting threat landscape."

Speaker: Jordan Blake, Director of product management, FireEye, Inc.
What: Speaking at the Virginia Society for Technology in Education (VSTE) 2009 Annual State Technology Conference
Event website:
When: Tuesday, February 24 from 8:00-9:00 a.m. EST
Where: Virginia Beach Convention Center Room T101, Meeting Suite 5A

The FireEye security appliances and FireEye Malware Analysis & Exchange (MAX) Network service together provide comprehensive anti-malware and anti-botnet protection. FireEye appliances use virtual victim machines to analyze enterprise networks for Web-malware and related bot activities on compromised machines. The FireEye MAX Network is a globally deployed malware discovery and analysis service that provides subscribers with the most current botnet and Web malware intelligence to complement on-premise anti-malware security appliances. It catalogs and disseminates security intelligence such as the inbound attack vector as well as the outbound call-back channels used to steal data. This is all derived from malware analyses which are conducted by interconnected networks of FireEye security appliances selectively deployed at service providers around the world. FireEye's solution offers the industry's first complete global and local anti-malware protection to precisely identify, understand, and stop emerging botnet and Web malware threats.

FireEye, Inc. is the leader in anti-malware and anti-botnet protection, enabling organizations to protect critical intellectual property, computing resources, and network infrastructure against Web malware and botnet infiltration. Today's most damaging attacks are perpetrated through Web malware that forms into 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 advanced Web malware and botnets through global and local intelligence and analysis. The company is backed by Sequoia Capital, Norwest Venture Partners, JAFCO, SVB Capital, DAG Ventures, and Juniper Networks. For more information, contact (408) 321-6300 or email:


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