FireEye Founder and CTO Ashar Aziz Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013 Award Winner in Northern California
Award Recognizes Entrepreneurial Excellence in Technology Infrastructure Category
FireEye®, Inc., the leader in stopping today's new breed of cyber attacks, today announced that Ashar Aziz, FireEye founder and CTO, received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013 Award in the Technology Infrastructure category in Northern California. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. An independent panel of judges selected Aziz, and the award was presented at a special gala on June 22nd at the Fairmont San Francisco in San Francisco, California.
“It’s an honor to be recognized by Ernst & Young, among a group of high-growth companies. The constantly evolving nature of advanced cyber attacks and the threat that they pose to governments and enterprises worldwide inspired me to invent the FireEye technology.”
The FireEye platform provides real-time, dynamic threat protection without the use of signatures to protect an organization across the primary threat vectors, including Web, email, and files. The core of the platform is a virtual execution engine, complemented by dynamic threat intelligence, to identify and block cyber attacks.
Now in its 27th year, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Jeff Bezos of Amazon.com, Michael Dell of Dell Inc., Herb Kelleher of Southwest Airlines, Fred Smith of FedEx, Larry Page and Sergey Brin of Google, Richard Schulze of Best Buy, Andrew Mason of Groupon, Mindy Grossman of HSN, Inc., Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn, and many more.
As a Northern California award winner, Aziz is now eligible for consideration for the National Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013 Award. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the National Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 16, 2013. The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the United States by SAP America and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. In Northern California, sponsors include Goodwin Procter, Littler, RoseRyan, Scherzer International, Smart Business Network, Inc., and The Big Picture.
About FireEye, Inc.
FireEye® has invented a purpose-built, virtual machine-based security platform that provides real-time threat protection to enterprises and governments worldwide against the next generation of cyber attacks. These highly sophisticated cyber attacks easily circumvent traditional signature-based defenses, such as next-generation firewalls, IPS, anti-virus, and gateways. The FireEye platform provides real-time, dynamic threat protection without the use of signatures to protect an organization across the primary threat vectors, including Web, email, and files and across the different stages of an attack life cycle. The core of the FireEye platform is a virtual execution engine, complemented by dynamic threat intelligence, to identify and block cyber attacks in real time. FireEye has over 1,000 customers across more than 40 countries, including over one-third of the Fortune 100.
About Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year
Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award recognizes the significant contributions of entrepreneurs who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement.
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