"It's become difficult to detect and block [advanced] attacks using traditional signature-based technology such as anti-virus, intrusion prevention systems or web gateways," says Aziz, chief executive and founder of FireEye, in an interview with Information Security Media Group at Gartner Summit 2012.
The attacks are becoming blended, he explains, which calls for organizations to use an integrated approach to mitigating these intrusions at the Internet gateways.
Aziz founded FireEye in 2004 and now serves as vice chairman of the board, CTO, and chief strategy officer. Since founding the company, he also served as CEO through November 2012 and he led the company's technical and business strategies. He is the inventor of the core set of technologies behind the FireEye Malware Protection System. This work has led to the filing of more than 18 patents on various aspects of FireEye technologies. Aziz has received more than 20 patents in the areas of networking, cryptography, network security and data center virtualization for work done prior to FireEye.