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10 Things To Know About The $1.2B FireEye-Mandiant Split

Michael Novinson

From who will lead FireEye and Mandiant going forward to how FireEye’s products fit into Symphony Technology Group’s fast-growing cybersecurity portfolio and why the separation is expected to reduce channel conflict, here are 10 key things to know.

1. The Market For Mandiant Goes Beyond FireEye Product Customers

One of the challenges with having FireEye and Mandiant under the same roof is that Mandiant’s managed detection and response business has been completely linked to FireEye’s network and endpoint security technology, Mandia said. But Mandiant customers don’t always have FireEye products in place, and many would prefer to leverage their existing technology stack during engagements.

“What we‘ve recognized is the market for Mandiant’s skills—and the automation of the Mandiant knowledge—is far broader than the market of folks that have bought FireEye products,” Mandia said. “We can put Mandiant into every security operation—whether they’re using FireEye products or they’re using other products—and immediately at machine speed apply everything we know.”

The company recently launched a partnership with Microsoft where Mandiant can apply its expertise and capabilities to threat hunting with the Microsoft Defender anti-virus software, Mandia said. And now that Mandiant is on the path to being unshackled from FireEye and becoming truly vendor-agnostic, Mandia said the company will build integrations and partnerships with products from other companies.

 

 
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