21 Jan FireEye Acquires Cloudvisory
Cloudvisory technology to expand cloud security capabilities of FireEye Helix, allowing customers to monitor multi-cloud environments, manage hybrid-cloud firewalls and integrate security for container platforms
MILPITAS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–FireEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: FEYE), the intelligence-led security company, today announced the acquisition of Cloudvisory. The acquisition, which closed on January 17, 2020, will add cloud workload security capabilities to FireEye® Helix®, offering customers one integrated security operations platform for cloud and container security.
“Customers need consistent visibility across their public and hybrid cloud environments, as well as containerized workloads,” said Grady Summers, Executive Vice President of Products and Customer Success at FireEye. “Cloudvisory delivers this visibility and allows FireEye to apply controls and best practices based on our frontline knowledge of how attackers operate. Security is top of mind for almost all organizations as they migrate critical workloads to the cloud. With the addition of the Cloudvisory technology, FireEye is able to offer a comprehensive, intelligence-led solution to secure today’s hybrid, multi-platform environments.”
Founded in 2013, Cloudvisory provides continuous visibility, compliance, and security policy governance solutions for multi-cloud and data center assets. Cloudvisory offers a complete centralized security management solution for audit, compliance, micro-segmentation and enforcement through cloud-native controls of the various cloud platforms. The Cloudvisory solution operates across AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, Kubernetes, OpenStack and VMware, as well as traditional virtualized and bare metal environments.
By extending the FireEye Helix security operations platform with Cloudvisory, customers can easily implement security and governance policies for their cloud and container platforms based on FireEye frontline knowledge of attackers’ tools and techniques. Cloudvisory delivers critical visibility and allows security administrators to apply controls using an intuitive point-and-click interface.
“Joining FireEye offers Cloudvisory a unique opportunity to combine our innovative approach to cloud visibility and FireEye’s unrivaled insights into the threat landscape,” said Lisun Kung, Cloudvisory co-founder and chief executive officer prior to the acquisition. “We’re excited by the potential to quickly scale and help more organizations secure their cloud and container workloads.”
The Cloudvisory solution is designed to provide:
Visibility into network data traffic for workloads, applications, and microservices
Ability to detect and remediate misconfigurations and malicious activities across multiple cloud providers
Compliance assurance standard benchmarks for CIS, PCI, HIPAA, GDPR, and compliance requirements
Advanced compliance assurance controls
Ability to detect, alert, block, and quarantine attacks using cloud-native microsegmentation
Integrated with FireEye Helix, the Cloudvisory capabilities will empower customers with a single plane of glass to manage multi-cloud environments. The expanded offering will assess configurations against compliance standards and best practices, deliver ongoing monitoring of environments, and report on actions that are out of compliance, providing visibility into which user activities and compliance issues can increase an organization’s risk profile.
About FireEye, Inc.
FireEye is the intelligence-led security company. Working as a seamless, scalable extension of customer security operations, FireEye offers a single platform that blends innovative security technologies, nation-state grade threat intelligence, and world-renowned Mandiant® consulting. With this approach, FireEye eliminates the complexity and burden of cyber security for organizations struggling to prepare for, prevent, and respond to cyber attacks. FireEye has over 8,500 customers across 103 countries, including more than 50 percent of the Forbes Global 2000.
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the expectations, beliefs, plans, intentions and strategies of FireEye relating to FireEye’s acquisition of Cloudvisory; the capabilities and benefits of Cloudvisory technology; expected benefits to FireEye, Cloudvisory and their respective customers; and future offerings. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions which, if they do not fully materialize or prove incorrect, could cause FireEye’s results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties that could cause FireEye’s results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include the failure to achieve expected synergies and efficiencies of operations between FireEye and Cloudvisory; the ability of FireEye and Cloudvisory to successfully integrate their respective market opportunities, technology, products, personnel and operations; the failure to timely develop and achieve market acceptance of combined products and services; customer demand and adoption of the technology and solutions of FireEye or Cloudvisory; real or perceived defects, errors or vulnerabilities in the offerings of FireEye or Cloudvisory; the potential impact on the business of Cloudvisory as a result of the acquisition; the ability of FireEye and Cloudvisory to retain and motivate key employees of FireEye or Cloudvisory; and general economic conditions; as well as those risks and uncertainties included under the captions “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations,” in FireEye’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 1, 2019, which is available on the Investor Relations section of the company’s website at investors.FireEye.com and on the SEC website at www.sec.gov. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to the company as of the date hereof, and FireEye does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking statements provided to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made, except as required by law. Any future product, service, feature, or related specification that may be referenced in this release is for informational purposes only and is not a commitment to deliver any offering, technology or enhancement. FireEye reserves the right to modify future product or service plans at any time.
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