Google Closes Mandiant Buy in Cloud Security Push

Google has wrapped up its $5.4 billion cash purchase of Mandiant as both companies aim to provide a suite of end-to-end platforms and support offerings designed to help customers secure cloud and on-premise information technology assets.

The search engine company first announced the $23-per-share transaction in March, saying the acquisition will provide enterprise clients access to advisory, threat detection and intelligence, automation and response, and managed defense services.

Mandiant founder Kevin Mandia wrote in a blog post published Monday his company seeks to accelerate its security vision through the combination with Google Cloud.

“As we investigated thousands of security incidents over the years, we honed the deep expertise required to find the proverbial needle in the haystack: the trace evidence that something unlawful, unauthorized, or simply unacceptable had occurred,” Mandia said.

“We believed this skill was the foundation to automating security operations through software, so that organizations and governments around the world could easily implement effective security capabilities.”

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