Google to acquire cybersecurity firm, Mandiant, for US$5.4 billion
Google has revealed its intention to buy cyber defence and response firm, Mandiant, for a staggering US$5.4 billion. The tech company also announced that Mandiant will join Google Cloud.
Google explained the purpose of the acquisition and reasoned that companies are experiencing an increased and ever-changing cybersecurity danger from across the world. Thus, to bolster the organisation's response to these security risks, the partnership with Mandiant will add to Google Cloud's capability by rapidly detecting and responding to new and known threats.
Mandiant's acquisition will bring perks to the Google Cloud's Cybersecurity Action Team. Some of these perks are advisory functions, threat detection, automation and response tools and testing.
The CEO of Google Cloud, Thomas Kurian, expressed his hopes for the new partnership and said, '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.'
Furthermore, the CEO of Mandiant, Kevin Mandia, exclaimed his enthusiasm to working together with Google and said, 'we are thrilled to be joining forces with Google Cloud. Together, we will deliver expertise and intelligence at scale, changing the security industry.'