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10 Things You Need To Know About The $250M FireEye-Verodin Deal

Here's a look at 10 of the biggest reasons FireEye and Verodin came together to automate cyberattack simulations and better measure the effectiveness of an organization's security controls.

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Addressing Areas Of Weakness

FireEye announced its biggest acquisition in a half-decade Tuesday with the $250 million purchase of security instrumentation vendor Verodin, which will help provide businesses with the evidence needed to measure, manage, and improve their cybersecurity effectiveness.

The Milpitas, Calif.-based platform security vendor conducted 700 security breach investigations in 2018, and employs more than 150 intelligence analysts across 19 countries that are fluent in 30 languages, according to FireEye CEO Kevin Mandia. Infusing FireEye's threat intelligence into Verodin's automated platform will put customers in a better position to detect attacks before they occur, he said.

"I have no idea how you create great security products when you're blind to the front line of cyber attacks," Mandia told Wall Street analysts Tuesday. "Together, I believe we have the opportunity to disrupt our industry and lead it into the future."

From Verodin's plans to maintain vendor neutrality to the impact on FireEye's existing red team assessment services to how Mandia and Verodin CEO Chris Key met, here's a look at 10 of the most interesting components of the $250 million FireEye-Verodin deal.

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