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 FireEye Closes $50 Million Funding Round

Cyber Security Leader Continues Rapid Expansion, With Over $100 Million in Annual Bookings and Over 100% Growth Year-On-Year

FireEye, the leader in stopping today’s new breed of cyber attacks, announced today that it has raised an additional $50 million in venture funding from new and existing investors including Sequoia Capital, Norwest Venture Partners, Goldman Sachs, Juniper Networks, Silicon Valley Bank, and others. The financing will support the company’s ongoing international expansion and continued technology innovation, as well as help the company further scale operations and support its rapidly growing customer base.

FireEye saw significant expansion in 2012, with over $100 million in bookings and over 100% bookings growth. The company grew its partner and customer base to well over 1,000 organisations, with more than 25% of the Fortune 100 deploying its solutions. Also in 2012, FireEye was named the fourth fastest growing technology company in North America on the Del...  [ more ]

 Shield Guarding sets sights on major growth

The Shield Guarding Company is targeting major growth this year now that majority shareholder Topsgrup has 100 per cent of the UK business’s shares.

The security solutions group has a three-year plan to rise from a £62 million turnover to around £100 million, says company chief executive John Roddy.

India-based Topsgrup picked up 51 per cent of Shield shares in 2008 and announced in May 2012 it would buy up all the shares.

This month, Shield plans to move into new corporate offices in London, where major growth potential exists in the financial and property management sectors, said Roddy. Shield will now focus on a total security management offering, especially in these sectors, he said.

An organisational restructuring will see more co-ordination of services to clients and include manned guarding, CCTV, reception and front-of-house services and alarm systems and installation.

The company maintains its own alarm receiving and response service in Preston.

The security m...  [ more ]

 

 

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