UPDATED 21:42 EST / JANUARY 21 2020

SECURITY

FireEye acquires cloud visibility firm Cloudvisory to boost security operations

Cybersecurity firm FireEye Inc. said today it has acquired privately held cloud continual visibility firm Cloudvisory LLC for an undisclosed price.

Founded in 2013, Cloudvisory offers a platform that provides continuous visibility, compliance and security policy governance solutions for cloud, hybrid cloud and multicloud environments. The platform offers a centralized security management service with support for auditing, compliance and enforcement.

Features include the ability to detect and remediate misconfigurations and malicious activities across multiple cloud providers; compliance assurance standard benchmarks for CIS, PCI, HIPAA, GDPR and other compliance requirements; and the ability to detect, alert, block and quarantine attacks using cloud-native micro-segmentation.

The platform offers support for Amazon Web Services, Azure, Google Cloud, Kubernetes, OpenStack and VMware as well as virtualized and local environments.

The deal closed Jan. 17, and Cloudvisory’s technology will be added to FireEye’s Helix cloud-hosted security operations platform.

“Customers need consistent visibility across their public and hybrid cloud environments, as well as containerized workloads,” Grady Summers, executive vice president of products and customer success at FireEye, said in a statement. “Cloudvisory delivers this visibility and allows FireEye to apply controls and best practices based on our frontline knowledge of how attackers operate.”

The acquisition is FireEye’s eighth acquisition and its first since it acquired monitoring startup Verodin Inc. for $250 million in March. Previous acquisitions include cyberthreat intelligence startup iSight Partners for $275 million in January 2016 and endpoint security provider Mandiant Inc. for $1 billion in January 2014.

News of the acquisition came alongside the announcement of two new FireEye Mandiant services, Cloud Security Assessments and Cyber Defense Operations. The first assists organizations in evaluating ad hardening security in cloud platforms, while the second offers consulting services designed to help organizations improve the detection and response capabilities of their security operations center.

Whether shareholders were not impressed with the deal or other factors were at play is not clear, but FireEye’s share price lost 3.27% in regular trading, down 56 cents to $16.57. The drop was out of kilter with the rest of the market: The Nasdaq-100 Technology Index edged down only 0.05% for the day, while the Nasdaq Composite Index declined 0.19%.

Image: Cloudvisory

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