Unlike competitors’ products, Netforts’ technology could target unsuspected flaws in network security before they caused problems. And Netforts wanted a new company name (and exact dot-com domain) that played to this prescient proactivity. The Eye of Fire is an ancient Germanic rune that gave its goddess omniscience: nothing was ever hidden from her. An apt metaphor for this technology. FireEye has grown ever since, acquiring three companies in the past four years alone.
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