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FireEye computer security firm buys Mandiant

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In a deal that may have broad repercussions for companies and governments fending off sophisticated hackers and state-sponsored digital attacks, FireEye, a provider of security software, has acquired Mandiant, a company known for emergency responses to computer network breaches.

The deal, in both cash and stock, is worth more than $1 billion, based on the current value of shares in FireEye.

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