FireEye is a publicly traded cybersecurity company headquartered in Milpitas, California.It has been involved in the detection and prevention of major cyber attacks.
It provides hardware, software, and services to investigate cybersecurity attacks, protect against malicious software, and analyze IT security risks. FireEye was founded in 2004.
,Initially, it focused on developing virtual machines that would download and test internet traffic before transferring it to a corporate or government network. The company diversified over time, in part through acquisitions. In 2014, it acquired Mandiant, which provides incident response services following the identification of a security breach. FireEye went public in 2013. USAToday says FireEye "has been called in to investigate high-profile attacks against Target, JP Morgan Chase, Sony Pictures, Anthem and others". Yahoo Finance says FireEye is again the fastest-growing cyber security firm, according to Deloitte.