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FireEye Integrates Malware Detection into Email Security Solution

FireEye, the managed security and threat intelligence solutions provider, has integrated its MalwareGuard machine learning engine into FireEye Email Security – Server Edition. MalwareGuard enables Email Security users to defend against cyber threats and classify malware without human involvement, according to a prepared statement.

FireEye also has announced the following Email Security upgrades:

  • Attachment Detonation Customization (Guest Images): Enables administrators to create guest images designed to "fool" malware programmed to execute under certain circumstances to evade sandbox detection.
  • Executive Impersonation Protection: Analyzes and cross-references display names and headers in accordance with an organization's riskware policy and flags display names and headers that do not align with the policy and/or show signs of impersonation activity.
  • Full URL Rewrite: Rewrites all URLs contained in an email to protect end users against malicious links.
  • Passwords in Images: Allows end users to set up passwords embedded as images within emails.

The aforementioned Email Security features are now available.

A Closer Look at FireEye Email Security – Server Edition

FireEye Email Security – Server Edition protects organizations against malicious attachments, phishing URLs, spoofing and zero-day and multi-stage attacks. By doing so, Email Security helps organizations minimize the risk of data breaches.

Email Security's features include:

  • Active-Protection and Monitor-Only Modes: Analyzes emails and quarantines cyber threats (Active-Protection) or sends copies of emails to administrators for analysis (Monitor-Only).
  • Evasion Mitigation: Offers a controlled live mode feature to protect organizations against ransomware, spear-phishing and other cyberattacks that evade requests for remote objects.
  • Threat Intelligence: Uses the FireEye Dynamic Threat Intelligence (DTI) Cloud to provide real-time threat intelligence.

In addition, FireEye Email Security – Cloud Edition is available. This solution helps organizations identify, isolate and stop cyberattacks against cloud-based email systems such as Microsoft Office 365 with Exchange Online Protection.

What Does the Future Hold for FireEye and the Email Security Market?

Email Security could help FireEye simultaneously accelerate its earnings growth and capitalize on the increasing demand for email protection solutions.

FireEye recorded $212 million in total revenue in the third quarter of 2018, which represented a 7 percent year-over-year increase. Furthermore, FireEye has projected total revenue of $827 million to $831 million for full-year 2018; the company reported total revenue of $751.1 million in 2017.

Meanwhile, global email security market revenues are expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22 percent between 2018 and 2023, industry analyst Market Research Future stated. These revenues also are projected to reach approximately $18 billion by 2023.

Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.