UPDATED 08:00 EDT / AUGUST 04 2020

SECURITY

Tanium offers new cybersecurity service through partnership with Google Cloud

Cybersecurity software provider Tanium Inc. today announced an expanded cybersecurity partnership with Google Cloud to help organizations accelerate the transformation to distributed business operations.

Through the partnership, Tanium is offering a new service designed to assist enterprises to detect, investigate and scope advanced, long-lived attacks. The service offers integration between Tanium’s Threat Response and Chronicle, Google Cloud’s security analytics platform.

Through the integration between Chronicle security analytics and Tanium’s endpoint security, customers of both services are offered a variety of services to detect and stop”advanced persistent threat” actors. With an aim to hunt threats proactively, the service allows security teams to seek out threats rapidly, both live and across an entire year of endpoint activity.

Combined, Tanium and Chronicle provide historical data required to investigate, scope out and further remediate advanced persistent threats. Customers can correlate up to one year of data gathered from the Tanium platform’s endpoint telemetry and network activity.

The service is said to reduce costs and increase productivity by helping increase security analyst efficiency and reduce costs associated with storage and point tool sprawl.

The partnership goes further, with Tanium and Google Cloud also partnering to extend zero-trust security to the device edge through an integration between Tanium and Google Cloud’s BeyondCorp. Tanium will support the ability for customers to use endpoint identity, state and compliance data with BeyondCorp Remote Access. In the future, the two companies also plan to collaborate on improving ways organizations can manage and secure client endpoints like thin-client devices, cloud endpoints and mobile operating systems.

“With Tanium and Google Cloud, customers don’t have to make difficult tradeoffs between the quality, breadth, timeliness or storage cost of their security telemetry,” Sunil Potti, general manager and vice president of cloud security at Google Cloud, said in a statement. “With telemetry sourced from Tanium’s comprehensive endpoint security approach, customers have the data they need to detect and investigate post-compromise activity to accelerate remediation and prevent future intrusion.”

The deal with Google is a big one for Tanium, a unicorn startup that was valued at $9 billion as of an investment by Salesforce Inc. in June. The company has long been reported to be heading for an initial public offering and has been named this year as a company to watch for a potential exit, be it IPO or acquisition particularly after the acquisition of Carbon Black Inc. for $2.1 billion by VMware Inc. in August 2019.

Photo: Tanium

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