Google Cloud Next ’21: The 10 Biggest Announcements
Wade Tyler Millward
A new Google Cloud solution portfolio, a packaged industry solution called Cloud Intelligent Products Essentials and new integrations and capabilities across the Workspace suite are among the biggest announcements during the Google Cloud Next conference.
New Security Integrations
Google Cloud also announced new cybersecurity integrations with partners. One example is Cybereason using Google Cloud’s security analytics platform, Chronicle, to power its extended detection and response (XDR) service to create a cloud-native solution to prevent common attacks and provide threat hunting and incident response guides, according to Google.
Google has also announced Work Safer, a program to protect organizations from cybersecurity threats through offers that combine Workspace with other Google products and services and solutions from partners CrowdStrike and Palo Alto Networks.
The program brings together products including Recapture for website protection, Chrome Enterprise for desktop management and hardware including Chromebooks and Pixel phones.
Along with the new integrations and the new Work Safer program, Google has launched a cybersecurity action team to provide security advice and digital transformation for governments, critical infrastructure, enterprises and small businesses, said Phil Venables, Google Cloud’s chief information security officer.
The action team and Google Cloud will continue to work with security partners and marketplace solutions, he said.
“The vision of this team is to guide customers through the cycle of security transformation from their first cloud adoption roadmap and implementation through increasing their cyber resilience preparedness for potential events and incidents and engineering new solutions as requirements change,” Venables said. “This effort is going to begin with Google Cloud, building on our close partnerships with organizations of all sizes and will evolve over time to bring more of Google’s security to more organizations as it progresses.”