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FireEye and F5 announce global partnership to deliver integrated security solutions

Strategic alliance combines advanced application delivery technologies with sophisticated threat management for applications and data centres; unifies customer engagement and solution deployment worldwide.


Johannesburg, 06 Oct 2015
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FireEye (NASDAQ: FEYE), the leader in stopping today's advanced cyber-attacks, and F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV), today announced a global partnership to defend against the evolving security threats to the enterprise. Customers will benefit from comprehensive security solutions that integrate application delivery infrastructure from F5 and advanced threat protection from FireEye Network Security. The agreement also includes a unified approach to worldwide sales, deployment and support, thereby helping to ensure the best possible end-to-end experience for customers.

"Our partnership with F5 addresses critical business issues for our customers - matching IT growth and security to support the business," said Steve Pataky, vice president of worldwide channels and alliances at FireEye. "We've consistently seen a complementary delivery cycle with F5, and now we can provide seamless joint customer engagement, as well as the support and reach necessary to protect more organisations around the world."

Enterprise IT departments are challenged with supporting cloud-based applications and mobile environments while maintaining network reliability, security and speed. The partnership between FireEye and F5 will feature the integration of key application delivery technologies with advanced threat management platforms to accelerate application deployment, performance and security. Customers will also benefit from the following:

* A comprehensive security solution that combines application delivery infrastructure with advanced content security, including: network segmentation and policy management, protocol conformance, DDoS mitigation, SSL inspection, advanced threat protection, intrusion prevention, threat intelligence, forensics, and analytics.
* Performance, scale and high availability in heavy network traffic environments by using the health monitoring and load-balancing capabilities of the BIG-IP platform. This enables customers to scale and protect against advanced threats in the most demanding application environments.
* Integrated security architecture that drives advanced content security by enabling improved visibility into the growing stream of encrypted traffic. Also, industry-leading threat intelligence and aggregated events and alerts reduce security silos and provide faster insights into malicious activities and breaches across the enterprise.

"The cyber security problem is multifaceted and requires a solution that includes technology from industry leading security manufacturers like FireEye and F5, tightly coupled with people and process in a holistic approach," said Todd Weber, vice president of partner research for Optiv. "We are pleased to see two of our trusted partners closely collaborating, and we look forward to working with them to help our clients better secure applications and networks in this mobile and cloud world."

"This partnership brings together two leaders in application delivery and network security to help customers address their most daunting security challenges today," said Martin Walshaw, senior engineer at F5. "We're excited about the partnership because it goes beyond a technology integration. Our unified approach to engagement and solution delivery will provide a great overall experience to our customers.

"Today, enterprises require a holistic security approach that defends a broad footprint," said Jon Oltsik, senior principal analyst with the Enterprise Strategy Group. "The FireEye and F5 partnership brings an important capability for security teams - the combination of detection and enforcement for data centres and applications. This partnership is a valuable way to help CISOs defend more in a simple, logical way."

To learn more about this partnership, customers can contact their local sales or reseller representative, or e-mail FireEye and F5 at F5@FireEye.com and FireEyePartnership@f5.com, respectively.

FireEye

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 defences, such as next-generation firewalls, IPS, anti-virus, and gateways. The FireEye Threat Prevention Platform provides real-time, dynamic threat protection without the use of signatures to protect an organisation across the primary threat vectors 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 3 400 customers across 67 countries, including over 250 of the Fortune 500.

FireEye is a registered trademark or trademark of FireEye in the United States and other countries. All other brands, products, or service names are or may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

F5

F5 (NASDAQ: FFIV) provides solutions for an application world. F5 helps organisations seamlessly scale cloud, data centre, telecommunications and software defined networking (SDN) deployments to successfully deliver applications and services to anyone, anywhere, at any time. F5 solutions broaden the reach of IT through an open, extensible framework and a rich partner ecosystem of leading technology and orchestration vendors. This approach lets customers pursue the infrastructure model that best fits their needs over time. The world's largest businesses, service providers, government entities and consumer brands rely on F5 to stay ahead of cloud, security and mobility trends. For more information, go to f5.com.

You can also follow @f5networksEMEA on Twitter or visit it on LinkedIn and Facebook for more information about F5, its partners and technologies.

F5, F5 Synthesis, Silverline, and WebSafe are trademarks or service marks of F5 Networks, in the US and other countries. All other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Editorial contacts
Waggener Edstrom South Africa Seipati Moloi (011) 550 5400 F5@waggeneredstrom.com
F5 Martin Walshaw (011) 575 7007 M.Walshaw@F5.com
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