Mandiant®, the leader in security incident response
management, today announced that it will team with Palo Alto Networks,
the network security company, to integrate Palo Alto Networks'
next-generation firewalls and its WildFire modern malware prevention
subscription with Mandiant's recently announced product, Mandiant for
Security Operation. Both companies will be presenting their solutions as
participants at the RSA Conference 2013 in San Francisco from February 25th
The joint solution from Palo Alto Networks and Mandiant provides a
holistic approach to thwart advanced attackers by integrating malware
detection and prevention capabilities on the network with the ability to
resolve security incidents on endpoints. With this integration, Mandiant
for Security Operations will automatically generate Indicators of
Compromise (IOC) based on malware alerts generated by the Palo Alto
Networks platform and identify which endpoints have been compromised.
WildFire modern malware prevention service uses the inherent advantages
of Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls to find new types of
malware that have never been seen before across all applications - not
just Web and email. To date, WildFire has discovered more than 70,000
new malware files that had not been identified by existing anti-malware
"Our mutual customers view this joint solution as a significant
advantage to creating actionable insights to assess risk, prevent
threats, and improve security," said Chad Kinzelberg, senior vice
president of business and corporate development, Palo Alto Networks. "We
are also confident that this strategic partnership will continue to lead
our industry in security intelligence for enterprise organizations."
Mandiant for Security Operations is an appliance-based solution that
utilizes a lightweight agent deployed on endpoints to enable security
teams to confidently detect, analyze and resolve security incidents in a
fraction of the time it takes using conventional approaches.
Palo Alto Networks offers a subscription servicefor WildFire, the
company's cloud-based modern malware prevention service. The WildFire
service gives subscribers one-hour response times for the delivery of
modern malware signatures, and integrated, on-box logging and reporting.
The enhanced response time ensures that the damage caused by attackers
using "zero-day" malware is mitigated for Palo Alto Networks customers.
"The tactics of targeted attackers and well-funded adversaries are
constantly evolving," said Mandiant's Chief Technology Officer, Dave
Merkel. "With the integration of the WildFire subscription malware
detection service and Mandiant for Security Operations, security
professionals will now be able to respond to threats faster and
automatically investigate alerts from WildFire so they can confirm and
resolve targeted attacks as they are unfolding."
More information about Mandiant for Security Operations can be accessed
online at www.mandiant.com/products.
Mandiant is the leader in security incident response management.
Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, with offices in New York, Los
Angeles, San Francisco and Reston, Virginia, Mandiant provides products,
professional services and education to Fortune 500 companies, financial
institutions, government agencies, domestic and foreign police
departments and the world's leading law firms. The authors of 12 books
and quoted frequently by leading media organizations, Mandiant security
consultants and engineers hold top government security clearances and
certifications and advanced degrees from some of the most prestigious
computer science universities. To learn more about Mandiant visit www.mandiant.com,
read the company blog, M-unition™ http://blog.mandiant.com,
follow on Twitter @Mandiant
or Facebook at www.facebook.com/mandiantcorp.
About Palo Alto Networks
Palo Alto Networks™ is the network security company. Its innovative
platform enables enterprises, service providers, and government entities
to secure their networks and safely enable the increasingly complex and
rapidly growing number of applications running on their networks. The
core of Palo Alto Networks platform is its next-generation firewall,
which delivers application, user, and content visibility and control
integrated within the firewall through its proprietary hardware and
software architecture. Palo Alto Networks products and services can
address a broad range of network security requirements, from the data
center to the network perimeter, as well as the distributed enterprise,
which includes branch offices and a growing number of mobile devices.
Palo Alto Networks products are used by more than 10,000 customers in
over 100 countries. For more information, visit www.paloaltonetworks.com.
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