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Mandiant, CrowdStrike Tout Incident Response, Security Consulting, Managed Detection Synergies


Mandiant's incident response (IR) and proactive consulting teams will leverage CrowdStrike software for joint security customers, the two companies disclosed today. Next up, Mandiant Managed Defense services will extend to support CrowdStrike customers later sometime in 2022, the companies added.

The Mandiant-CrowdStrike developments surface roughly one month after Google Cloud in April 2022 disclosed plans to acquire Mandiant for $5.4 billion. Ironically, Google's venture capital arm was an early investor in CrowdStrike as well as endpoint security rival Cybereason. Google Cloud also has various integrations with CrowdStrike.

Meanwhile, Mandiant's work with CrowdStrike reflects a Mandiant market shift that began around November 2021. At that time, the company separated from the FireEye products business. As a result, Mandiant had more flexibility to partner with a range of security software companies -- rather than betting its business on FireEye's product code.

Mandiant, Google Cloud and CrowdStrike: MSSP Partner Programs

Looking ahead, Mandiant and its next owner (Google Cloud) along with CrowdStrike each have been opening their arms to MSSPs. Among the proof points:

Mandiant mWISE, Google Cloud Next 2022 Conferences

So what's next? Keep an eye on the Mandiant mWISE 2022 cybersecurity conference -- which is set for October. Also, the Google Cloud Next 2022 conference is set for that same month. It's a safe bet more ISV partnerships and MSSP strategies will surface at each event.

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.