MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA and RESTON, Virginia (September 12, 2022)—Google LLC today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Mandiant, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNDT), a recognized leader in dynamic cyber defense, threat intelligence and incident response services. Mandiant will join Google Cloud and retain the Mandiant brand.
Google and Mandiant share a long-standing commitment to industry-leading security. Over the past two decades, Google has innovated to build some of the most secure computer systems in the world. Google Cloud customers and partners benefit from these pioneering security features, including world-class threat intelligence, zero trust architecture, and planet-scale analytics for security operations. Mandiant, known for providing unparalleled front-line expertise and cutting-edge threat intelligence, is a proven first responder to the world’s largest cybersecurity incidents. Mandiant’s services, provided by their team of security and intelligence individuals spread across 22 countries, are widely recognized to help large businesses and organizations prepare for and respond to cybersecurity incidents.
With this acquisition, Google Cloud and Mandiant will provide an end-to-end security operations suite with even broader capabilities to support customers in their cloud and on-premises environments.
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“The completion of this acquisition will enable us to provide a complete and best-in-class cybersecurity solutionsaid Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud. “We believe this acquisition creates incredible value for our customers and the security industry as a whole. Together, Google Cloud and Mandiant will help reinvent the way organizations protect themselves and detect and respond to threats. »
Organizations today face cybersecurity challenges that have accelerated in frequency, severity, and diversity, creating a global security imperative. Organizations must be able to detect and respond to malicious actors quickly, with actionable threat intelligence to continuously protect their organizations against new attacks.
“Mandiant is on a mission to protect every organization against cyber threats and have confidence in its preparedness,” said Kevin Mandia, CEO of Mandiant. “Combining our 18 years of threat intelligence and incident response experience with Google Cloud’s security expertise provides an incredible opportunity to deliver the speed and scale that the security industry needs. security needs. »
Hear from others about the impact of this acquisition:
- “The power of stronger partnerships across the cybersecurity ecosystem is critical to driving value for customers and protecting industries around the world. The combination of Google Cloud and Mandiant and their commitment to multi-cloud will enhance collaboration, drive innovation in the cybersecurity industry, and increase threat research capabilities. We look forward to working with them on this mission. – Paolo Dal Cin, Global Lead, Accenture Security
- “Google’s acquisition of Mandiant, a leader in threat intelligence, security advisory, advisory and incident response services, will enable Google Cloud to deliver an end-to-end security operations suite with even greater capabilities and services to help customers with their security transformation in cloud and on-premises environments. – Craig Robinson, VP of Research, Security Services, IDC
- “The combination of Mandiant and Google Cloud, two long-time leaders in cybersecurity, will advance the way enterprises identify and defend against threats. We look forward to the impact of this acquisition, both for the security industry and the protection of our customers. – Andy Schworer, Director, Cyber Defense Engineering, Uber
For more information, see the Google Cloud Blog and Mandiant’s Blog.
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About Google Cloud
Google Cloud is accelerating every organization’s ability to retrain digitally into its business. We provide enterprise solutions that leverage cutting-edge Google technology, all on the industry’s cleanest cloud. Customers in more than 200 countries and territories turn to Google Cloud as a trusted partner to drive growth and solve their most critical business problems.
About Mandiant, Inc.
Since 2004, Mandiant has been a trusted partner for security-conscious organizations. Effective security relies on the right combination of expertise, intelligence and adaptive technology, and the Mandiant Advantage SaaS platform scales decades of front-line experience and cutting-edge threat intelligence to provide a range of dynamic cyber defense solutions. Mandiant’s approach helps organizations develop more effective and efficient cybersecurity programs and gives them confidence in their willingness to defend against and respond to cyber threats.
This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth in such forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, Google’s ability to successfully integrate Mandiant’s operations, product lines and technology; Google’s ability to implement its plans, forecasts and other expectations regarding Mandiant’s business after closing of the transaction and to realize additional opportunities for growth and innovation; and other important risks and factors contained and identified in Alphabet’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, any of which could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements included in this release speak only as of the date hereof. Google and Alphabet undertake no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.