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Enabling a more secure cloud with our partners

December 16, 2019
Kevin Ichhpurani

Corporate VP, Global Partner Ecosystem & Channels

Sunil Potti

VP/GM, Google Cloud Security

Security is top of mind for every organization, at every stage of your cloud journey, whether you’re just beginning to migrate a few applications or running entire stacks of mission-critical workloads in the cloud.

At Google Cloud, we think of security through three lenses: 

  • Security of the cloud—Providing a highly secure foundation to build on. 

  • Security in the cloud—Helping to make sure your apps and data are better protected against threats with advanced and easy to use tools. 

  • Security beyond our cloud—Using solutions like Chronicle powered by Google Cloud infrastructure to help you protect your systems wherever they may reside, be that on-premises or in other clouds.

We understand that many customers have dedicated tools and strategic relationships with the industry’s leading security vendors. We want to meet you where you are, allowing you to preserve your investments, as well as benefit from functionality you can’t get on other clouds. That’s why we work closely with partners in the security industry to help you better secure your applications and information.

Today, we are excited to announce more than a dozen new solutions and security partner integrations with Google Cloud that further advance our capabilities. These include:

  • Launching a new solution to help customers manage the deployment of agent-based endpoint security and vulnerability management solutions, automatically and at scale, with McAfee, Palo Alto Networks, and Qualys on Google Cloud.

  • Growing our strategic partnership with Palo Alto Networks to expand its usage of services on Google Cloud and to jointly develop new solutions for Anthos and threat detection.

  • Announcing a new strategic partnership with McAfee to integrate its MVISION Cloud solution for data security, threat prevention, governance, and compliance capabilities for container workloads with Google Cloud, as well as its endpoint security solution for Linux and Windows based workloads.

  • The availability of Citrix Workspace for customers on Google Cloud. This includes integration with G Suite that provides a single sign-on experience, multi-factor authentication, enhanced security policies for G Suite, web filtering policies for G Suite, and end-to-end visibility and analytics. Also, users will be able to seamlessly authenticate using G Suite credentials early next year to provide simple, secure access to the apps and information they need to do their jobs anywhere, on any device.

  • Exabeam, a leading SIEM vendor, will expand its SaaS Cloud security management platform on Google Cloud, helping customers bring the scale and speed of the cloud to their existing, trusted SIEM platform.

  • A new strategic partnership with ForgeRock to deliver its Digital Identity Platform on Google Cloud. ForgeRock’s platform helps customers build and maintain cloud-ready architecture to automate multi-cloud deployments. ForgeRock joins Google Cloud as a Premier Partner in the identity space and has named Google Cloud as its primary cloud provider for its cloud-native suite of identity products.

  • Expanding our work with Fortinet to provide a new reference architecture for customers to connect facilities to Google Cloud with secure SD-WAN solutions, to make its FortiWeb Cloud WAF-as-a-Service available on Google Cloud, and to integrate its FortiCWP service with Google Cloud Security Command Center.

  • New support from Semperis and STEALTHbits to enable customers to manage, audit, and protect their Microsoft Active Directory-dependent apps and workloads running on Google Cloud from service outages, data breaches, and cyberattacks.

A new integration between Tanium’s endpoint security telemetry and Chronicle’s Backstory platform to provide full visibility into endpoint events across an enterprise.

Many customers today also work with security service providers to help them implement the right solutions for their businesses. To help simplify implementation and management, we are expanding our work with leading systems integrators and managed services providers, including:

  • Deloitte is expanding its work with Google Cloud to provide customers with end-to-end risk mitigation services and solutions to combat cyber threats across their cloud services. New offerings include security monitoring and threat response solutions to detect and respond to unauthorized activity before it can adversely affect a customer’s network; “zero trust” solutions to provide around-the-clock risk assessments of users; identity and access management services; and data security solutions to help organizations assess potential risks and develop a data risk governance program.

  • IBM Security will provide consulting and managed services for Google Cloud customers to help develop, enforce, and manage security and compliance policies across public-, hybrid-, and multi-cloud environments.

  • Wipro, the global IT consulting firm, will deliver new security services for Google Cloud customers, including consulting, digital transformation, architecture design, security controls configuration, and continuous controls management.

  • Arctic Wolf, a leading security operations center-as-a-service provider, will make their managed detection and response services available for Google Cloud customers to provide centralized and continuous monitoring of user and application activity across a customer’s entire cloud deployment.

  • Comm-IT, a leading security systems integrator, will extend support to Google Cloud customers, providing a single, unified view of security risks across cloud deployments.

  • Cyderes, a managed security service provider, is adding full support for Chronicle Backstory to analyze massive amounts of security telemetry without the need for additional hardware, maintenance, tuning, or ongoing management. 

  • Optiv will partner with Google Cloud to deliver new solutions to reduce security risks as customers move to the cloud. Optiv will expand the availability of its Security Architecture Assessment Services for Google Cloud to global customers, and will bring new services to Google Cloud for identity management, device management, and data management.

In addition, we are excited to recognize several partners who partnered with Google Cloud to build specialized security solutions and demonstrated high levels of success in meeting customer needs. This first set of partners includes Aqua, Cavirin, Check Point Software Technologies, Fortinet, McAfee, Palo Alto Networks, and Qualys.

At Google Cloud, we’re committed to providing customers with high levels of security and data protection. It's why leading security companies chose to run their own products on our cloud. Today’s announcements further build on this commitment to our customers, and we look forward to continued collaboration with our partner ecosystem to enable advanced security capabilities. 

Learn more about security on Google Cloud.

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