The FireEye Email Malware Protection System (MPS) combats advanced malware, zero-day and targeted APT attacks that aggressively evade signature-based defenses and compromise a majority of corporate networks. Targeted email attacks known as spear phishing have soared in popularity with the availability of user-specific information on social networks and other Internet resources. With a name, a title, and a few personal details about travel or business activities, a criminal can craft an email any user will click. Add a bogus URL or a PDF attachment with zero-day malware, and the criminal quickly collects control of a privileged system and user accounts.
To combat spear phishing, the FireEye Email Malware Protection System provides zero-day analysis of each email and accurate quarantine of malicious attachments. It goes beyond known signatures and blacklisted URLs to detonate suspicious attachments in a full-featured virtual execution environment. Used with the FireEye Web Malware Protection System, organizations can dynamically analyze links in email and block threats that blend Web and email techniques.