FireEye buys startup for testing effectiveness security Verodin

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FireEye took over Verodin for $250 million. Verodin is a company that can run a review for the existing security setup, and thus find holes in the coverage of that security.

Verodin has raised 33 million dollars in the five years of its existence, writes TechCrunch. The company can therefore test how effective the security is and where there are gaps. This can be useful to have in the security arsenal, which may explain the high price tag. Verodin may also be able to help distinguish FireEye from the wider market.

Integration into FireEye

CEO Kevin Mandia of FireEye sees the potential of the startup. “Verodin allows us to automate security effectiveness testing with advanced attacks that take hundreds of thousands of hours to respond to. It also provides a systematic, quantifiable and constant approach to the validation of security programs.”

Verodin itself is expanding its capabilities to help customers take a proactive approach to understanding and resolving unique risks, inefficiencies and vulnerabilities in their environment, says Chris Key, co-founder and CEO of the startup.

The intention is that Verodin will become part of FireEye’s on premise and management services. The startup solution is also sold as a separate product.

Pentesters

FireEye announced another new product in April that it developed together with Mandiant. It concerns Complete Mandiant Offensive VM, which is a system aimed at pentesters and Red Teams. The solution is a competitor of Linux Kali.

The system allows pentesters to use native support for both Windows and Active Directory. They also use a VM as a staging area for command-and-control networks. Complete Mandiant Offensive VM uses Boxstarter, Chocolatey and MyGet packages for software installations. In addition, it contains 140 tools for cyber security.

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