Google is beginning to roll intelligence and expertise from cybersecurity firm Mandiant into its enterprise offerings with the launch of Threat Ready, a new solution designed to help protect enterprises with Mandiant expertise.
The new offering comes after Google acquired the cybersecurity defense and response firm last year for $5.4 billion, and the announcement marks the beginning of a deeper integration between the two companies. Now, Threat Ready with Mandiant is available for Google Cloud customers running on-prem and multi-cloud environments.
According to a blog from Sunil Potti, vice president and general manager of Google Cloud Security, data shows that threat actors are dwelling inside victim systems and networks for three weeks, and threat actors are diversifying their efforts to target and access organizations.
“This means organizations need to act fast to harden their environments, and should take advantage of the latest frontline expertise to help better protect their businesses from advanced adversaries,” Potti writes.
The new offering comes as a response to those new cyberattack trends, including those involving on-prem and multi-cloud environments.
Potti says Threat Ready with Mandiant is a three-part strategy for mitigating threats and reducing risks in diverse environments, including:
- An in-depth assessment to identify relevant threats to help organizations understand their most relevant threats and priorities
- Testing the effectiveness of existing security defenses by simulating attacks
- Accessing incident response and security experts from Mandiant
“The customized protection for multi-cloud environments and workloads can be achieved by improving existing cloud architecture and configurations, identifying security threats, validating technology controls relevant to cloud-hosted environments with integrations to tools such as Chronicle and Security Command Center, and offering access to Mandiant incident response experts and consulting services,” Potti says.
Mandiant, previously part of cybersecurity company FireEye, become an independent company in 2021 after FireEye sold its services and managed detection business for $1.2 billion.
Google announced its acquisition of Mandiant in March 2022 and finalized the deal in September 2022.