FireEye Buys X15 Software For $20M To Better Monitor, Analyze Machine-Generated Security Data


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X15 also will accelerate the capabilities of FireEye's platform to better enable businesses to leverage security data to make decisions and keep pace with the threats against them. FireEye said organizations increasingly need a flexible security operations platform that can match the evolving capabilities of their adversaries.

This is FireEye's first acquisition since February 2016, when the company purchased Invotas to boost its incident response capabilities. One month earlier, FireEye spent $200 million to buy 350-employee iSight Partners to bolster its cyberthreat intelligence skill set.

In its most recent quarter, FireEye's sales climbed to $189.6 million, up 1.7 percent from $186.4 million the year prior. The company also recorded a loss of $72.9 million, or $0.41 per share, improved from a loss of $123.4 million, or $0.75 per share, the year before.            


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