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Telefonica and FireEye partner to bring advanced Cybersecurity solutions

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Telefonica and FireEye partner to bring advanced Cybersecurity solutions to enterprise customers worldwide

  New offering brings leading cybersecurity technology, intelligence and services from FireEye to Telefonica’s customers across Europe, North and South America and Asia

MILPITAS, Calif. and MADRID, SPAIN – Jan. 29, 2015. Telefonica Business Solutions, a leading provider of a wide range of integrated communication solutions for the B2B market, and FireEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: FEYE), the leader in stopping today’s advanced cyber attacks, today announced a partnership to bring a new level of cyber protection to Telefonica’s customers around the globe. The agreement adds FireEye’s advanced security technology and intelligence to Telefonica’s leading managed security services to help protect enterprises in today’s rapidly changing threat landscape.

The increase in advanced persistent threats (APTs) is driving the need for a new adaptive approach to security that combines the right mix of technology, intelligence and services. The combination of FireEye technology and Telefonica intelligence-driven managed security service capabilities offers advanced protection with near real-time detection and response that can be tailored to an individual organization’s threat profile.

As part of the agreement, to protect against emerging mobile threats and correlate attack data from the mobile vector, Telefonica Mobile Security customerswill have access to the FireEye® Mobile Threat Prevention™ (MTP™) offering. This service also complementsTelefonica’s current MDM and in-house-built threat detection capabilities (Telefonica’s own Mobile App monitoring solution).

For Telefonica, the partnership with FireEye adds the combination of security technology, intelligence and expertise to solve today’s increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks in regions worldwide. FireEye’s purpose-built virtual machine isolates and analyzes the behavior of the suspicious content by executing malicious code in a virtual environment. If suspicious behavior is observed, Telefonica first-hand experience specialists will have the highly advanced tools to perform digital forensic analysis to identify an attack and mitigate the impact of an advanced threat group.

Juan Carlos Lopez Vives, CEO,Telefonica Business Solutions:“Organizations worldwide have to tackle increasingly sophisticated adversaries, advanced threats and a rapidly expanding set of attack vectors. With operations in many countries around the world, forming a global network of Security Operations Centers, we provide a comprehensive set of services to our customers to enable them to transition from a reactive security stance to a predictive intelligence-driven strategy. By partnering with FireEye, we will jointly provide improved visibility into some of the most advanced attacks, increasing our customer’s cyber resilience and protecting them from potentially serious damage. Our expertise and comprehensive range of managed services helps our customers stay securein this continuously changing   environment.”

Steve Pataky, vice president of worldwide channels and alliances, FireEye:“Many organizations think an ocean or continent will keep them out of the path of an advanced attack, but the reality is modern attack groups can execute a sophisticated hack against any target worldwide that holds potential value for financial or political gain, or intellectual property theft.Through this partnership, Telefonica and FireEye can help organizations identify these attacks, and give them the right combination of technology, intelligence and services to protect against devastating data breaches.”

About Telefonica

Telefonica is one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world in terms of market capitalisation and number of customers. From its consolidated position in the sector, and with telephony fixed and mobile broadband as key areas that support future growth, the company focuses its strategy on securing its leadership in the digital world.

Present in 24 countries and with a customer base of more than 320 million customers, Telefonica has a strong presence in Europe and Latin America, important industrial alliances and a leading global scale which positions the company to capture growth opportunities. Telefonica is a fully publicly traded company with more than 1.5 million direct stakeholders and its ordinary shares are traded in various stock markets, including London and New York among others.

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