FireEye to grow intelligence capabilities with iSight Partners deal

FireEye has acquired Texas-based iSight Partners for $200 million, a deal that executives say will give FireEye stronger intelligence on cybercriminal and hacking groups before they strike.

The transaction, announced Wednesday, closed on Jan. 14.

FireEye started with an end-point protection product aimed at filtering out malware before it entered a company’s network. But the company has sought to expand its range of services through acquisitions as cybersecurity has become an ever-increasing concern — and a more lucrative business.

In early 2014, it bought Mandiant, a computer security company that specializes in investigating cyberattacks. The victims of some of the largest data breaches in memory, including Target, have retained Mandiant’s services.

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