Google Buys Mandiant For $5.4 Billion

Google has announced that it will buy Mandiant who are best known for discovering the Solarwinds hack for $5.4 billion:

The acquisition of Mandiant will complement Google Cloud’s existing strengths in security. Google Cloud offers customers a robust set of services including pioneering capabilities such as BeyondCorp Enterprise for Zero Trust and VirusTotal for malicious content and software vulnerabilities; Chronicle’s planet-scale security analytics and automation coupled with services such as Security Command Center to help organizations detect and protect themselves from cyber threats; as well as expertise from Google Cloud’s Cybersecurity Action Team. With the addition of Mandiant, Google Cloud will enhance these offerings to deliver an end-to-end security operations suite with even greater capabilities to support customers across their cloud and on-premise environments. 

Google’s acquisition is still dependent on approval from Mandiant’s stockholders, and also the approval of various regulatory bodies. Antitrust enforcers will probably scrutinize whether the acquisition will limit access to Mandiant services and products by competitors or customers.

One Response to “Google Buys Mandiant For $5.4 Billion”

  1. […] might recall that a couple of days ago Google announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Mandiant, Inc., a leader in dynamic cyber […]

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