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Cybereason XDR, Google Chronicle Ink Cloud-Native Security Partnership

Thomas Kurean, CEO, Oracle Cloud
Thomas Kurean, CEO, Oracle Cloud

Cybereason and Google Chronicle have partnered to introduce Cybereason XDR powered by Chronicle. The cloud-native service "automates prevention for common attacks, guides analysts through security operations and incident response, and enables threat hunting with precision at a pace never before achieved," the two companies assert.

The partnership surfaces amid the Google Cloud Next 2021 virtual conference. The event frequently promotes independent software vendors (ISVs) and MSPs within the Google Cloud ecosystem.

In a prepared statement about the relationship, Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian said:

“Google Cloud is dedicated to delivering the industry’s most trusted cloud to accelerate customers’ digital transformation efforts with security products that meet them wherever they are. Cybereason continues to disrupt the market and deliver on their vision for a future-ready extended detection and response defense platform. We’re excited to partner with Cybereason to help customers quickly secure their hybrid and cloud environments with the combined capabilities of Google Cloud and Cybereason’s XDR services.”

Cybereason: Key Partner Program Milestones and Hires

Stephan Tallent, Stellar Cyber

Both Cybereason and Google Cloud have been expanding their MSSP relationships.

Cybereason in July 2021 launched The Cybereason Defenders League partner program. Also, the company in April 2021 unveiled a North American MSSP partner program. The partner programs surfaced after Cyereason in February 2021 hired several executives as part of its efforts to grow its channel partnerships. These hires included:

  • Abigail Maines as VP of commercial and channel sales for North America;
  • Stephan Tallent as VP of MSSPs for North America; and
  • Ahmed Saleh as VP of incident response services.

Google Chronicle Security Partner Ecosystem

Meanwhile Google Chronicle partners include such MSSPs and MDR (managed detection and response) service providers as Critical StartCyderes, Deloitte, ElevenPaths, and Herjavec Group,

Also, key Chronicle integrations span BlackBerry Cylance, CrowdStrike, FortinetPalo Alto NetworksTanium and VMware Carbon Black, among others.

Still, Google Cloud rivals such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft have also been building out their MSSP partner programs. Indeed, Amazon announced a Level 1 MSSP Competency for AWS Partners in August 2021.

Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.