FireEye Deals for Security Firm

Thursday, February 4, 2016 @ 05:02 PM gHale

Security firm FireEye acquired Invotas International, a privately held provider of security automation and orchestration software.

The move comes two weeks after the Milpitas, Calif.-based FireEye purchased threat intelligence firm iSIGHT Partners for more than $200 million.

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FireEye plans to integrate the security orchestration capabilities from Invotas into the FireEye threat management platform.

This way FireEye plans to help users respond quicker to attacks and address the shortage of resources by automating the security process and building intelligence into their operations.

FireEye LogoInvotas’ technology can provide users with the ability to integrate security technologies and intelligence from FireEye and other sources across their infrastructure, the company said.

By combining orchestration technology and threat intelligence with incident response “playbooks” developed by FireEye’s Mandiant consultants, the company said users will be able to react faster to attacks.

“The security orchestration benefits for customers are tremendous, including reduced overhead, with less staff chasing alerts, and more efficient security operations, resulting from the automation of incident response processes that are currently manual and often error prone,” said David DeWalt, FireEye chief executive and chairman of the board.

Headquartered in Alexandria, VA, Invotas has 19 employees that will become part of FireEye. The terms of the acquisition were not immediately available.