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Google Cloud Unveils Chronicle Threat Detection; Palo Alto Networks Integration

Google Cloud has unveiled intelligent data fusion for its Chronicle security analytics platform at RSA Conference 2020 in San Francisco, California. Intelligent data fusion combines a new data model and the ability to automatically link multiple events into a single timeline, according to Google.

Also, Google Cloud has integrated YARA-L, a new rules language built for modern cyber threats and behaviors, into Chronicle. YARA-L provides advanced threat detection and scalable, real-time and retroactive rule execution, Google noted.

Google is attracting key technology partners to its security effort. For instance, Palo Alto Networks has integrated Chronicle intelligent data fusion and event timelines into its Cortex XSOAR security orchestration, automation and response (SOAR) platform. The company is using Chronicle to enhance Cortex XSOAR's threat response capabilities, Google indicated.

Chronicle, an Alphabet startup, was absorbed by Google in June 2019. The company previously launched its Backstory security analytics platform at RSA Conference 2019.

Google Introduces Online Fraud Prevention Offerings

In addition to its Chronicle enhancements and Cortex XSOAR integration, Google unveiled reCAPTCHA Enterprise and the Web Risk API at this year's RSA Conference.

reCAPTCHA Enterprise secures websites against fraudulent activities like scraping, credential misuse and automated account creation, Google stated. It has already been added to Google Nest to help prevent automated attacks by malicious actors seeking to obtain unauthorized access to accounts and devices.

The Web Risk API enables organizations to check application URLs against Google's constantly updated lists of unsafe web resources, Google said. It examines billions of URLs each day in Google Safe Browsing and provides information about more than 1 million unsafe URLs.

reCAPTCHA Enterprise and the Web Risk API are both generally available and can be purchased separately.

Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.