- A leader in multi-cloud technology, Google Cloud’s new suite of operations will facilitate a central point of intelligence, analysis, and operations across various cloud platforms.
- Mandiant, a leader in strategic security advisory and incident response services, brings real-time and in-depth threat intelligence.
Google LLC announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Mandiant Inc, a leader in dynamic cyber defense and response for USD 23 per share, in an all-cash transaction worth USD 5.4 billion, inclusive of Mandiant’s net cash. When the acquisition, Mandiant will join Google Cloud.
As per the present scenario, organizations often face cybersecurity issues that have become more frequent and severe, thus making global security important. To face these, organizations must be able to detect and respond to such adversaries without taking much time; analyze and automate threat intelligence to scale threat detection across the organization; orchestrate and automate remediation; validate their protection against known threats; and visualize their IT environment to identify and simulate new threats. The cloud is the only source that can change the security pattern by helping organizations address and protect against the threats and challenges while rapidly accelerating digital transformation.
Benefit of partnership
The acquisition of Mandiant will complement Google Cloud’s present strengths across the entire security stream. There is already a set of services offered by Google Cloud such as BeyondCorp Enterprise for Zero Trust and VirusTotal for malicious content and software glitches. Security analytics and automation coupled with services, such as Security Command Center will help organizations detect and protect from cyber threats. Add to it, there is expertise in Google Cloud’s Cybersecurity Action Team. With the inclusion of Mandiant, Google Cloud will improve its offerings to give an end-to-end security operations suite with the ability to support customers across on-premises and cloud environments.
Mandiant, a leader in strategic security advisory and incident response services, brings real-time and in-depth threat intelligence. This expertise has been gained on the frontlines of cybersecurity with the largest organizations in the world. Some of the exemplary strengths of Mandiant include advisory services, threat detection and intelligence, automation and response tools, and managed defense.
A leader in multi-cloud technology, Google Cloud’s new suite of operations will facilitate a central point of intelligence, analysis and operations across various cloud platforms. The acquisition will provide an opportunity for integrators, resellers, and managed security service providers to give broader solutions to their customers.
The acquisition is subject to various closing conditions, including receipt of required regulatory approvals.
“Organizations around the world are facing unprecedented cybersecurity challenges as the sophistication and severity of attacks that were previously used to target major governments are now being used to target companies in every industry,” said Thomas Kurian, CEO, Google Cloud. “We look forward to welcoming Mandiant to Google Cloud to further enhance our security operations suite and advisory services, and help customers address their most important security challenges.”
“There has never been a more critical time in cybersecurity. Since our founding in 2004, Mandiant’s mission has been to combat cyber-attacks and protect our customers from the latest threats,” said Kevin Mandia, CEO, Mandiant. “To that end, we are thrilled to be joining forces with Google Cloud. Together, we will deliver expertise and intelligence at scale, changing the security industry.”