5 Reasons FireEye Antimalware Technology Is Overvalued By Wall Street

4. FireEye Is Another Appliance

In its financial filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, FireEye said the IT security market may not continue to adopt the company's virtual machine-based security platform. Security solution providers that CRN contacted said companies are less willing to adopt a point solution for malware detection. Scott Fuhriman, vice president of sales and product development at St. Louis-based Tierpoint, a Fortinet partner, said firms that buy advanced malware platforms already have robust capabilities and large IT staffs. If it is a highly secure environment, the business will be running multiple antimalware platforms. At midsize organizations in the middle of reducing their datacenter footprint, replacing an existing system with a newer model that has extended capabilities makes more sense than deploying another network appliance, Fuhriman said.

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