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On a day that headlines focused on the excuses of politicians, few paid attention to the staunch defense FireEye Inc.'s (Nasdaq: FEYE) poor earnings report by its CEO David DeWalt. Shares of the cybersecurity firm slipped by more than 20% after the company fell short of third-quarter revenue expectations. FireEye doubled its customer base and reported 168% year-over-year sales growth on $114.2 million. However, the figure fell short of analyst sales expectations and logged a fourth consecutive quarter-over-quarter slump. DeWalt said that the company's shift to cloud services placed near-term pressure on the stock, as the company shifts its business model that emphasizes up-front hardware sales to subscription services that provide reliable income streams.