FireEye acquisition of Mandiant creates advanced threat protection vendor

FireEye (NASDAQ: FEYE) said it has acquired privately held Mandiant, the provider of advanced endpoint security products and security incident response management solutions.

The acquisition creates an advanced threat protection vendor with the ability to find and stop attacks at every stage of the attack life cycle. The transaction closed on December 30, 2013.

The combination of FireEye and Mandiant brings together two highly complementary companies, each a recognized leader and innovator in security, and creates an organization uniquely qualified to meet organizations´ needs for real-time detection, contextual threat intelligence, and rapid incident response.

FireEye pioneered the use of virtual machine technology in security with the introduction of its purpose-built virtual machine-based multi-vector virtual execution (MVX) engine, which helps provide real-time, dynamic threat protection to more than 1,500 government, enterprise, and small and mid-sized customers.

FireEye has invented a purpose-built, virtual machine-based security platform that provides real-time threat protection to enterprises and governments worldwide against the next generation of cyber attacks.

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