Google Acquires Mandiant for $5.4B to Strengthen Cybersecurity Operations

The Reston company will join Google Cloud while maintaining its own branding.

Written by Charli Renken
Published on Sep. 12, 2022
Google Acquires Mandiant for $5.4B to Strengthen Cybersecurity Operations
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On Monday, Google announced the closure of its acquisition of Mandiant, a cybersecurity intelligence and response company based in Reston. Mandiant will join Google Cloud to help deliver an end-to-end security operations suite while maintaining its own branding.

The acquisition was valued at $5.4 billion when the deal was announced in March. The exact terms of the deal were not disclosed in Google’s announcement on Monday. 

“The completion of this acquisition will enable us to deliver a comprehensive and best-in-class cybersecurity solution,” Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian said in a statement. “We believe this acquisition creates incredible value for our customers and the security industry at large. Together, Google Cloud and Mandiant will help reinvent how organizations protect themselves, as well as detect and respond to threats.”

Mandiant’s SaaS platform combines the company’s decades of expertise, threat intelligence and adaptive technology to create frontline defenses and rapid incident response. The company’s experience in the field will bolster a number of Google Cloud’s security suites, including advisory services, threat detection and intelligence, automation and response tools, testing and validation and managed defense. 

“Mandiant is driven by a mission to make every organization secure from cyber threats and confident in their readiness,” Mandiant CEO Kevin Mandia said in a statement. “Combining our 18 years of threat intelligence and incident response experience with Google Cloud’s security expertise presents an incredible opportunity to deliver with the speed and scale that the security industry needs.”

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