FireEye Snaps up iSight Partners in $200M cash deal

FireEye today announced it has acquired the privately held iSight Partners in a $200 million cash deal that was closed on January 14.

FireEye said in a release the acquisition will help create an intelligence-led security model able to provide organizations with comprehensive strategic threat insights enabling them to more effectively detect, respond to and anticipate security breaches.

“This acquisition extends FireEye's intelligence lead with an offering no one else in the industry can match,”       said David DeWalt, FireEye CEO and chairman of the board, adding “As the cyber operations become integrated with physical, geopolitical and competitive conflict, an intelligence-led approach to security will be key in detecting the most sophisticated threats and responding to them quickly and effectively.”

The Dallas-based iSight Partners is a provider of cyber threat intelligence for global enterprises with more than 200 employees and operates in 16 countries. It was founded I 2007.

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