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Google Cloud Platform: Security Partnerships Surface


Google Cloud now enables customers to leverage McAfee and Palo Alto Networks security offerings to manage the deployment of agent-based endpoint protection and vulnerability management solutions, according to a prepared statement.

Google Cloud has integrated McAfee's MVISION Cloud solution for data security, threat prevention, governance and compliance for container workloads, the company said. It also provides Google Cloud customers with access to McAfee endpoint security for Linux and Windows workloads.

Furthermore, Palo Alto Networks has expanded its usage of Google Cloud services, the company said. It will develop new solutions for Google Cloud's Anthos open application modernization platform and threat detection.

Google Cloud Announces Security Agreements

In addition to its McAfee and Palo Alto Networks partnerships, Google Cloud has announced other security agreements, including:

  • Arctic WolfWill provide its managed detection and response (MDR) services to Google Cloud customers.
  • CyderesAdds full support for Chronicle Backstory to analyze security telemetry without hardware, maintenance, tuning or ongoing management.
  • ExabeamHas expanded its SaaS Cloud security information and event management (SIEM) platform on Google Cloud.
  • ForgeRockDelivers its Digital Identity Platform on Google Cloud and joins Google Cloud as a Premier Partner in the identity space.
  • Fortinet: Provides a new reference architecture for organizations to connect to Google Cloud with secure SD-WAN solutions.
  • OptivPartners with Google Cloud to deliver new security solutions, expand the availability of its Security Architecture Assessment Services for Google Cloud and bring new services to Google Cloud for identity management, device management and data management.
  • Tanium: Enables Google Cloud customers to leverage its endpoint security telemetry and Backstory to gain visibility into endpoint events across an organization.

Google Cloud in June absorbed Chronicle, which works with cybersecurity companies and MDR providers. It also introduced security services in March to protect its customers against malicious web resources, distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks and other cyber threats.

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.