An Integrated, Comprehensive Suite of Security Solutions
Gough's team deployed FireEye Network
Security to identify and block threats across the infrastructure and
FireEye Endpoint Security to monitor and protect the numerous devices
connecting into the Verisk network. He observed, "With FireEye
Network Security we block a lot of attempts coming in, and that
combined with FireEye Endpoint Security gives us the capability to
pick up the forensics and get suspicious devices off the network
before anything can go sideways; we have a very good success rate to date."
With a small team that's stretched
widely, Gough takes full advantage of leveraging data from FireEye
iSIGHT – the Fusion and Vulnerability subscription services – to give
Verisk the latest threat intelligence. "The information provides
context and priority for global threats and guidance on which ones we
need to pay attention to," he noted. "The support is great,
the team always follows up well: In fact, there have been a few times
when we’ve lagged in our responses and they’ve proactively chased us,
which I love!"
To round out the layered security in
place at Verisk, Gough has purchased Mandiant Incident Response
Retainer, he explained, "With this service we essentially have an
agreement with the Mandiant experts to quickly investigate and
remediate events: this is especially useful if we feel that we need a
chain of custody to be maintained in case a perpetrator is brought to court."
A Partner, Not Simply a Vendor
FireEye combines to help make Gough’s job
easier and less stressful. "In my role, FireEye provides me with
a level of comfort. We’re a very dispersed organization and FireEye
Network Security and Endpoint Security help assure me that the users
are safe on our network," he commented. "The suite from
FireEye is an ecosystem; the solutions all work seamlessly with one
another. It’s fantastic."
He continued, "If somebody is
patient zero on the other side of the world and FireEye gets wind of
it, you know within a very little amount of time the entire FireEye
ecosystem is being covered."
The return on investment that FireEye
provide Verisk are important to the executive team, so each month
Gough produces a metrics report. "I take the data captured by
FireEye Network Security and FireEye Endpoint Security and assess the
blocked threats’ potential impact, based on the FireEye iSIGHT
predictive information, and export charts that clearly show the cost
avoidance by having invested in our FireEye solutions," he explained.
Gough has a high regard for his company’s
relationship with FireEye, he summarized, "With the solutions and
services we utilize, we have comprehensive protection. FireEye is not
just a vendor, it’s a partner and that’s critically important to us."