FireEye Introduces New Virtual Machine-Based Threat Protection for Mobility

FireEye Introduces New Virtual Machine-Based Threat Protection for Mobility

FireEye has announced the FireEye Mobile Threat Prevention, a new cloud-based platform designed to address threats from the mobile vector. The new product, which secures the Android platform, will be generally available by the end of 2013.

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FireEye Mobile Threat Prevention is designed to detect and report mobile threats. Rather than relying on malware signatures - which are ineffective against today’s fast-moving, constantly changing threats - the platform detonates Android apps within the FireEye Multi-Vector Virtual Execution (MVX) engine to provide automated mobile threat assessment. This threat assessment enables customers to make informed decisions and enforce security policies in their mobile environment.

The capabilities of FireEye Mobile Threat Prevention include:-

  • A concise assessment of an app’s behavior, including hidden malicious and unwanted functionality.
  • Contextual analysis to connect disparate actions designed to form a full picture of the app’s unwanted behaviors and uncover the hidden malicious behaviors embedded deep within the app.
  • On-demand threat assessments for both custom apps and apps available in public or enterprise app stores.
  • An app threat database containing detailed app behaviors for more than 1 million apps.
  • Play-by-play analysis of suspicious apps to enable security professionals to dissect detailed app behaviors.
  • APIs to connect with mobile management and endpoint solutions for integration.
  • Threat intelligence sharing through the FireEye Dynamic Threat Intelligence (DTI) cloud for multiple threat vectors such as Web, email, and files.

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