FireEye, Inc. and F5 Networks 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 organizations 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.
“The cyber security problem is multi-faceted, 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 Calvin Rowland, senior vice president of business development at F5. “We are 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 centers and applications. This partnership is a valuable way to help CISOs defend more in a simple, logical way.”