FireEye has announced the launch of its certified service provider (FCSP) program to support users who opt for a service provider model for security.

According to the company, users benefit from having the protection that the FireEye Malware Protection System provides as well as working with a managed security service provider (MSSP) in order to minimise complexity, leverage malware expertise and reduce costs associated with owning and managing their own IT infrastructures.

Ashar Aziz, founder, vice chairman and CTO of FireEye, said: “At a time when an increasing number of companies fall victim to cyber criminals targeting their corporate data, CEOs and CSOs must now invest in more comprehensive security solutions that address the rapidly evolving threat landscape.”

the first MSSP to join the FCSP program is Dell SecureWorks, with users of Dell SecureWorks now offered FireEye technology for greater visibility into the extent of previous network and system compromises and cyber attack tactics, and the ability to take action to address similar cyber attacks that might occur in the future.

Jon Ramsey, chief technology officer for Dell SecureWorks, said: “Malicious email and web content are the top advanced threat attack vectors, and it is critical that organisations adopt advanced threat protection solutions in addition to other security layers. Dell SecureWorks is pleased to work with FireEye to bring our joint customers a solution that provides both technology and security expertise.”