Google announced that it completed the acquisition of Mandiant, a provider of dynamic cyber defense, threat intelligence and incident response services.
The addition of Mandiant’s threat intelligence to Google’s data processing, novel analytics approaches with AI and machine learning, and a focus on eliminating entire classes of threats aims to help enterprises stay protected at any stage in the security lifecycle.
“Our goal is to democratize security operations with access to the best threat intelligence and built-in threat detections and responses. Ultimately, we hope to shift the industry to a more proactive approach focused on modernizing Security Operations workflows, personnel, and underlying technologies to achieve an autonomic state of existence – where threat management functions can scale as customers’ needs change and as threats evolve,” Thomas Kurian, CEO at Google Cloud wrote in a blog post.
Mandiant’s attack surface management capabilities in Google Cloud’s portfolio will enable organizations to monitor assets for exposures, enable intelligence teams to move security programs from reactive to proactive to understand what’s vulnerable, misconfigured and exposed.
Then, Mandiant Security Validation will help organizations continuously validate and measure their cybersecurity controls across cloud and on-premise environments.