CrowdStrike and Google Cloud Announce AI Security Pact

By Greg Tavarez, TMCnet Editor  |  May 23, 2024

Organizations are facing a heightened cloud security threat landscape, with a report by CrowdStrike indicating a 75% increase in cloud intrusions over the past year. This trend is compounded by the attackers' growing agility, with some breaches occurring in as little as two minutes.

Traditional security solutions often struggle to keep pace with the dynamic nature of cloud platforms and the ever-evolving tactics of cybercriminals. The ideal solution should be holistic. It should provide a comprehensive view of the cloud infrastructure and its security posture. This includes continuous monitoring for suspicious activity, threat detection capabilities and incident response protocols.

Organizations can now have that thanks to an expanded partnership between CrowdStrike and Google (News - Alert) Cloud.

CrowdStrike continues to redefine modern security with an advanced cloud-native platform for protecting critical areas of enterprise risk – endpoints and cloud workloads, identity and data.

Powered by the CrowdStrike Security Cloud and AI, the CrowdStrike Falcon platform leverages real-time indicators of attack, threat intelligence, evolving adversary tradecraft and enriched telemetry from across the enterprise. This delivers hyper-accurate detections, automated protection and remediation, elite threat hunting and prioritized observability of vulnerabilities.

The partnership with Google Cloud will power Mandiant’s Incident Response, or IR, plus additional MDR services leveraging the CrowdStrike Falcon platform and the Google Cloud Security Operations platform. The partnership focuses on CrowdStrike’s Endpoint Detection and Response, Identity Threat Detection and Response and Exposure Management solutions.

“Our expanded strategic alliance with Google Cloud is a watershed moment for cybersecurity: powering Mandiant’s industry-leading Incident Response and Managed Detection and Response services with Falcon in concert with Google Cloud’s Security Operations platform – integrating the best technology with world-class expertise, giving organizations access to the protection they need to stop breaches,” said Daniel Bernard, Chief Business Officer, CrowdStrike.

The combination of AI-powered Google cloud services and Google Cloud’s Security Operations platform with proactive threat hunting capabilities alongside CrowdStrike’s protection delivers the outcomes customers need to stop breaches across multi-cloud and multi-vendor environments.

"CrowdStrike has been a strategic technology partner for both Mandiant and Google Cloud for many years," said Dom Delfino, Vice President of Global Sales, Google Cloud Security. "We're excited to deepen the collaboration across Google Cloud Security with enhanced threat intelligence sharing, a tighter integration between CrowdStrike and Google Chronicle, our Hyperscale Security Operations platform and Mandiant Managed Defense, and the ability to deploy CrowdStrike Falcon to support Mandiant Consulting."

Edited by Alex Passett
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