Google completes $5.4 bn acquisition of cyber-security firm Mandiant

Google Cloud announced that it has completed the $5.4 billion acquisition of cyber security firm Mandiant.
Google Cloud at IT trade showMandiant will join Google Cloud to help organizations improve their threat, incident and exposure management.

“We will retain the Mandiant brand and continue Mandiant’s mission to make every organization secure from cyber threats and confident in their readiness,” Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian said in a news statement.

Mandiant is known for unearthing the SolarWinds hack that shook the world. Several tech companies, including Intel, Cisco, VMware and Nvidia, suffered part of the SolarWinds hack allegedly orchestrated by Russia-backed cybercriminals.

The Russian hackers installed malware in the Orion software sold by the IT management company SolarWinds, and accessed sensitive data belonging to several US government agencies, at least one hospital and a university.

“Combining Google Cloud’s existing security portfolio with Mandiant’s leading cyber threat intelligence will allow us to deliver a security operations suite to help enterprises stay protected at every stage of the security lifecycle,” Thomas Kurian said.