Can FireEye up the cyber security ante through Microsoft partnership? - ARN - 24 Nov 2016
FireEye has recently struck a deal Microsoft, designed to place the security vendor's iSIGHT Intelligence into Windows Defender, an inbuilt Windows security offering.
Terms of the deal will see FireEye gain access to telemetry from every device running Windows 10, serving up access to almost 22 per cent of the total desktop market, alongside laptops and Windows mobile phones.
Widening the security scope further, Microsoft previously intended to have one billion devices running Windows 10 by 2019.
While the vendor has since backtracked on this statement - stating that the process would take longer than originally predicted - the direction of travel is clear.
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James Turner is an IBRS emeritus Advisor who specialised in cyber security and risk and facilitates the CIO Cyber and Risk Network on behalf of IBRS. James has over a decade of experience as an industry analyst and advisor; researching the cyber security industry in Australia. As an IBRS Advisor, James authored over 100 IBRS Advisory papers, led dozens of executive roundtables, and presented at numerous conferences.