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Google’s $5.4B Mandiant Merger: 5 Big Security Plans Ahead

Mark Haranas

From a new security operations suite to Mandiant boosting Google Cloud’s ‘shared fate’ cybersecurity model, here are five big plans ahead for the newly combined Google Cloud-Mandiant company.

Google To ‘Democratize Security Operations’ Via Mandiant Threat Intelligence

Kurian said Google Cloud’s goal with Mandiant at its side is to “democratize security operations” with access to the best threat intelligence and built-in threat detection and response.

“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,” said Kurian.

Google Cloud customers leverage its cloud infrastructure to ingest, analyze and retain their security telemetry across multi-cloud and on-premises environments.

To make this easier to achieve, Google will push customers to leverage the Mandiant Threat Intelligence service to give security leaders greater visibility and expertise from the front lines.

Mandiant’s Threat Intelligence is compiled of teams of security and intelligence experts spread across 22 countries who are serving customers in 80 countries.

“Mandiant’s experience detecting and responding to sophisticated cyberthreat actors will offer Google Cloud customers actionable insights into the threats that matter to their businesses right now,” said Kurian. “We will continue to share groundbreaking Mandiant threat research to help support organizations, even for those who don’t run on Google Cloud.”

Mark Haranas

Mark Haranas is an assistant news editor and longtime journalist now covering cloud, multicloud, software, SaaS and channel partners at CRN. He speaks with world-renown CEOs and IT experts as well as covering breaking news and live events while also managing several CRN reporters. He can be reached at

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