Google Cloud Lines Up Major Security Partnerships

By Amit Chowdhry • Dec 19, 2019
  • Google announced it has lined up over a dozen new solutions and security partner integrations with Google Cloud

Google Cloud corporate vice president Kevin Ichhpurani and vice president of engineering Sunil Potti have announced the company signed several major security protection deals. Specifically, the company announced over a dozen new solutions and security partner integrations with Google Cloud that further advance its capabilities.

The partnerships include a new solution to help customers manage the deployment of agent-based endpoint security and vulnerability management solutions with McAfee, Palo Alto Networks, and Qualys. And the availability of Citrix Workspace is available for customers on Google Cloud, which includes integration with G Suite that provides a single sign-on experience, multi-factor authentication, enhanced security policies, and web filtering policies.

“Increasingly, customers are choosing to move critical workloads and applications to the cloud because of the strong security protections it can provide,” said McAfee vice president of product and marketing Anand Ramanathan. “As more of these enterprises choose to leverage Google Cloud’s hyperscale capabilities, we’re excited to integrate our core capabilities in VM and container security to ensure Google Cloud customers can benefit from the highest levels of data protection and threat prevention.”

Exabeam is going to expand its SaaS Cloud security management platform on Google Cloud. And a new partnership with ForgeRock involves the delivery of its Digital Identity Platform on Google Cloud. Plus Google Cloud is expanding its work with Fortinet to provide a new reference architecture for customers to connect facilities to Google Cloud with secure SD-WAN solutions. And there is 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 and data breaches.

Google also announced it is expanding work with leading system integrators and managed service providers, including Deloitte, IBM Security, Wipro, Arctic Wolf, Comm-IT, Cyderes, and Optiv.

“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,” wrote Ichhpurani and Potti. “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.”