Instant, real-time protection
“FireEye Network Security 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 FireEye Network
Security, Alexandre installed FireEye Email Security. “Just like
FireEye Network Security, with FireEye Email Security in blocking mode
we’ve seen the phishing and other malicious activity drop off
enormously,” reflected Alexandre.
The city implemented FireEye Central
Management to consolidate the management of the FireEye solutions.
“FireEye Central Management combines the information from both FireEye
Network Security and FireEye Email Security 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
To deliver 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 FireEye Network Security and
FireEye Email Security are able to catch whatever gets through. On top
of this, I get great visibility from FireEye Central Management into
what’s going on across the whole environment.”