Google to Help DoD’s Innovation Org Implement Cloud Cybersecurity Platform; Mike Daniels Quoted

Mike Daniels
Mike Daniels

Google (Nasdaq: GOOGL) has been selected by the Department of Defense's innovation arm to create a system for agency personnel to secure applications and web services across multiple cloud computing environments from cyber threats.

The company said Wednesday it will provide a cloud management technology for the Defense Innovation Unit to centrally manage workload through the Google Cloud Console platform and support network throughput for as many as 500K users and 1M endpoints.

The system will be built to help DIU control access in real time, monitor a network and track record changes while running apps on Google Cloud, Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) Azure and Amazon Web Services.

“We’re honored to partner with DIU on this critical initiative to protect its network from bad actors that pose threats to our national security," said Mike Daniels, vice president for the global public sector division at Google's cloud subsidiary.

Daniels added that the company helped pioneer the "zero trust" security concept and deployed network protection approaches worldwide.

DIU's platform will also include features to support telework such as low-latency teleconferencing and automated integration with on-premise information technology environments in addition to other cloud services.

Google noted it will build the system upon the Anthos app management, Istio service communication and Netskope cloud security tools.

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