Instant, real-time protection
"NX is configured inline to give us
instant, real-time protection. What we especially like is that it is
immediately able to detect and block malicious activity that is about
to take place, and based on our testing, it does it in less time than
it takes other products to inform us that something bad has
happened," noted Alexandre.
Email is the most used application across
the City of New Orleans staff, and with the success of NX, Alexandre
installed FireEye Email Security (EX). "Just like NX, with EX in
blocking mode we’ve seen the phishing and other malicious activity
drop off enormously," reflected Alexandre.
The city implemented FireEye Central
Management System (CM) to consolidate the management of the FireEye
solutions. "CM combines the information from both NX and EX into
one single ‘pane of glass’ for us," explained Alexandre.
"The administration is intuitive and really straightforward; it’s
so easy to use that I don’t even feel the need to offer new team
members any supplemental training. There’s no perceivable performance
degradation for users and it easily handles new applications or
hardware changes in the environment: We’re extremely satisfied."
In order to offer optimal protection,
Alexandre has architected a layered security strategy including
next-generation firewalls, an intrusion prevention system, and
anti-virus software. "FireEye is the premier product in our
environment for defending against zero-day, advanced threats," he
remarked. "Malware is still getting by our traditional defenses
but NX and EX are able to catch whatever gets through. On top of this,
I get great visibility from CM into what’s going on across the whole environment."