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Quick Take: FireEye Acquires Mandiant

FireEye Emerging As A Leader In A New Breed Of Security Companies

January 7, 2014


  • By Rick Holland,
  • John Kindervag,
  • Ed Ferrara,
  • Tyler Shields
  • with Stephanie Balaouras,
  • Katherine Williamson

Why Read This Brief

On January 2, 2014, FireEye announced its acquisition of incident response and forensics specialist Mandiant for nearly $900 million in stock and $100 million in cash. With this acquisition, FireEye establishes a security portfolio unencumbered by traditional security solutions that have struggled to keep pace with the threat landscape. In this report, we provide our analysis of what the acquisition means for FireEye, security and risk (S&R) professionals considering FireEye or Mandiant solutions, competitors, and the trajectory of the market itself.

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