Company Update (NASDAQ:FEYE): FireEye Inc Announces Exploit Prevention and Anti-Virus Replacement for the Endpoint Security

FireEye Inc (NASDAQ:FEYE) announced several enhancements to its endpoint security solution designed to offer unparalleled protection from threats missed by legacy and next-generation endpoint solutions. Utilizing the behavioral analysis capabilities of Exploit Guard, Endpoint Security now adds the prevention capabilities needed to quickly detect and respond to threats against Microsoft Windows. With this latest release, FireEye® Endpoint Security also adds support for macOS endpoints. These new capabilities are generally available to customers around the world today.

These exploit prevention capabilities are the first of several major, no-cost upgrades for FireEye Endpoint Security customers in 2017 — providing them a comprehensive Endpoint Protection Platform (EPP). Additional 2017 enhancements will include industry-leading anti-virus (AV) capabilities for known malware protection, virtual and cloud form factors, expanded behavioral analysis and machine learning capabilities to protect against unknown malware and exploits, and Linux support for server coverage.

Unlike traditional and next-generation endpoint solutions, FireEye Endpoint Security is built to speed up and simplify endpoint protection and response with high-fidelity alerts, context from FireEye iSIGHT® Intelligence, and forensic and investigation capabilities scaled to hundreds of thousands of endpoints. This seamless integration of prevention, detection and response capabilities in a single agent also greatly simplifies the customer deployment and lowers the performance impact on the endpoint.

“The endpoint has always been the most reliable source of truth for us and our customers. With over a decade of experience responding to some of the largest breaches in the world, we see where other products fail and can codify that intelligence into a comprehensive endpoint solution focused on simplicity and speed. The investments we are making in 2017 for our customers in Endpoint Security are significant, as it is a core component of the FireEye Helix™ platform and a huge opportunity for our business,” said Kevin Mandia, CEO, FireEye.

“FireEye is focused on developing a complete solution for our customers that reduces the multitude of agents running on their endpoints. This helps improve reliability and performance while simplifying and accelerating our customers’ ability to respond to threats,” said Grady Summers, CTO, FireEye. “Endpoint Security is already a proven leader in Endpoint Detection Response (EDR), and the addition of prevention in Exploit Guard with anti-virus solidifies that. Most importantly, our ability to take threat intelligence and rapidly turn that into new protections and features — such as with recent Shamoon 2.0 attacks — allows us to deliver the only Endpoint Protection Platform able to detect, prevent and respond to the threats others miss.”

Shares of FireEye closed yesterday at $11.89, up $0.13 or 1.11%. FEYE has a 1-year high of $19.63 and a 1-year low of $10.60. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $12.43 and its 200-day moving average is $13.47.

On the ratings front, FireEye has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. In a report issued on February 6, Imperial analyst Michael W. Kim reiterated a Hold rating on FEYE, with a price target of $12, which represents a slight upside potential from current levels. On the same day, Wedbush’s Steven Koenig reiterated a Hold rating on the stock and has a price target of $11.

According to, which ranks over 7,500 financial analysts and bloggers to gauge the performance of their past recommendations, Michael W. Kim and Steven Koenig have a yearly average loss of -29.9% and a return of 8.6% respectively. Kim has a success rate of 25% and is ranked #4291 out of 4453 analysts, while Koenig has a success rate of 60% and is ranked #663.

Overall, one research analyst has rated the stock with a Sell rating, 8 research analysts have assigned a Hold rating and 5 research analysts have given a Buy rating to the stock. When considering if perhaps the stock is under or overvalued, the average price target is $13.86 which is 16.6% above where the stock closed yesterday.

FireEye, Inc. develops virtual machine-based security platform that provides real-time protection to enterprises and governments worldwide against the next generation of cyber attacks. The FireEye Threat Prevention 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. Its virtual machine-based security platform is a virtual execution engine, complemented by dynamic threat intelligence, to identify and block cyber attacks in real time.

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