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Mandiant Acquires Attack Surface Management Startup Intrigue


Mandiant has acquired attack surface management (ASM) security software provider Intrigue. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

This is M&A deal number 501 that MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E have covered to date in 2021.

The Intrigue acquisition arrives just as Mandiant sells off its FireEye security products business to private equity firm Symphony Technology Group (STG).

Intrigue's website doesn't seem to feature an MSSP partner program. And we'll be watching to see if/how the Mandiant partner program evolves once the FireEye asset sale is completed later this year.

Mandiant Acquires Intrigue: Seller's History, Synergies

Intrigue has 21 employees listed on LinkedIn. The company, founded in 2019, raised $2 million in seed money led by LiveOak Venture Partners in April 2021. At the time of that April 2021 seed funding:

  • Intrigue said its solutions actively map and monitor over 120,000 organizations;
  • integrated with more than 250 data sources and security technologies; and
  • was leveraged by more than 2,500 organizations.

Next up, Intrigue’s attack surface management technology will tuck into the Mandiant Advantage platform, enabling partners and customers to discover, monitor, and manage risk across their entire attack surface, the buyer says.

Mandiant is quick to emphasize the the Advantage platform has a SaaS design with multiple modules -- including Mandiant Threat Intelligence, Security Validation and Automated Defense.

Mandiant Acquires Attack Surface Management Software: Executive Perspectives

In a prepared statement about the deal, Mandiant Advantage CTO Colby DeRodeff said:

“We are excited to welcome the Intrigue team to Mandiant. Intrigue is a strategic and immediately impactful addition to the Mandiant Advantage platform. Discovering and continuously monitoring the dynamic attack surface of a modern cloud-enabled organization is critical to assess risk and prioritize response. Mandiant knows what adversaries are doing right now and what vulnerabilities they are currently exploiting. By combining this intelligence with the capabilities of Intrigue, we are rapidly evolving our customers' ability to efficiently manage risk and prioritize their resources.”

Added Jonathan Cran, Intrigue founder and CEO prior to the acquisition:

“The vision of Intrigue is to provide continuous, in-depth visibility of organizations' attack surface and risk. We’re beyond excited to bring our capabilities to the Mandiant Advantage platform, accelerating and greatly expanding our mission-driven team's impact. I believe our combined capabilities will enable security teams to gain a significant edge against today's threats.”

Cran now joins Mandiant, though his title was not disclosed.

Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.