SADA CEO: Google-Mandiant to Best AWS, Microsoft in Security


“This acquisition of Mandiant is the most significant [Google Cloud CEO] Thomas Kurian has always done. It’s a stake on the most important part of that cloud journey for most organizations, which is security first,” said Tony Safoian, CEO of SADA, in an interview with CRN.




Tony Safoian, CEO of SADA

Google Cloud significantly expands its leadership in cloud security with its blockbuster $5.4 billion acquisition of security star Mandiant, a move that is expected to see cloud rivals Amazon Web Services and Microsoft in take note, says SADA President and CEO Tony Safoian.

“This acquisition of Mandiant is the most significant [Google Cloud CEO] Thomas Kurian has always done. It’s an issue on the ground on the most important part of that cloud journey for most organizations, which is security first,” Safoian said in an interview with CRN. “We believe that security is an area where Google can absolutely stand out and stands out from other cloud hyperscalers. »

The Los Angeles-based company is one of Google Cloud’s fastest-growing and fastest-growing channel partners, winning Google Cloud Sales Partner of the Year for North America in 2021.

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

With Google Cloud finalizing its acquisition of Mandiant this week, the cybersecurity possibilities and customer opportunities are huge for SADA.

“The reality of cyber threats is that it’s really about threat pattern intelligence, isn’t it? If Google, Google Cloud, and Mandiant can now intelligently predict what customers need to prepare to defend against by seeing patterns in other places in the network, that’s incredibly valuable,” Safoian said.

SADA’s Google Cloud Momentum

SADA is a top Google Cloud Channel Partner experiencing strong double-digit revenue growth year over year, with innovative cloud services leading the way.

In the first half of 2022 alone, Safoian’s company gained 270 net new customers.

SADA, which ranks 102nd on CRN’s 2022 Solution Provider 500 list, also recently hired former VMware global channel leader Sandy Hogan as its new chief revenue officer.

As Google Cloud sales continue to skyrocket at SADA, the company is hosting its first-ever customer summit in Los Angeles this week, SADA Impact, with many Google Cloud executives and executives in attendance.

Google completes acquisition of Mandiant

On Monday, Google made the biggest security acquisition in its history by spending $5.4 billion to buy Mandiant.

Founded in 2004, Mandiant is known for providing frontline expertise and high-level threat intelligence as a proven first responder to some of the world’s largest. cybersecurity Incidents. The two companies will combine technologies to deliver new offerings to its broad shared customer base, such as injecting Mandiant Attack Surface capabilities into Google’s “shared destiny” security model, as well as creating a new suite of end-to-end security operations with capabilities to support customers in cloud and on-premises IT environments.

In an interview with CRN, Safoian talks about Google Cloud’s security market differentiator versus AWS and Microsoft, SADA’s cloud sales and services dynamics, SADA Impact, and the results of a recent survey of Google Workspace versus Microsoft 365.

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