SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Google Cloud today announced a significant expansion of its trusted cloud ecosystem, highlighting new integrations and offerings with more than twenty partners focused on improving security controls. data sovereignty, supporting Zero Trust models, unifying identity management and improving endpoint security for global enterprises.
Global enterprises are facing growing cybersecurity and data protection challenges as cyber threats become more sophisticated, hybrid working becomes the norm, and governments adopt new requirements for sovereignty and security. data control. Google Cloud provides businesses with industry-leading, end-to-end security features to help customers in their cloud and on-premises environments. Today, Google Cloud is announcing a series of partnerships that extend its leadership as an open and trusted cloud.
By embracing its partner ecosystem, Google Cloud ensures global enterprises have the choice and flexibility to work with leading cybersecurity vendors and deliver diverse sets of applications on an infrastructure that meets growing data protection requirements.
“Providing enterprises with scalable cloud-based cybersecurity solutions and a collaborative ecosystem of partners is the only practical approach to solving the greatest enterprise cybersecurity challenges,” said Sunil Potti, vice president, Cloud Security at Google Cloud. “Our partners play a critical role in customer security and compliance, whether enabling secure hybrid working, protecting critical infrastructure, or meeting stringent data residency requirements.”
“The success of today’s digital business platforms requires an ecosystem of connected and trusted partners to help ensure better security outcomes for customers,” said Prem Iyer, vice president, GSI and CSP Ecosystems at Palo Alto. Networks. “We remain committed to building on our momentum with Google Cloud, delivering best-in-class solutions that simplify cloud security for our joint customers while improving their security posture.”
“The Symantec Enterprise Division and Google Cloud are committed to meeting the essential requirements of governments and highly regulated industries to establish sovereignty over data at rest, in use and in transit,” said Rob Greer, vice-president president and general manager of Symantec Enterprise Division, Broadcom. “The Google Cloud Ready–Sovereign Solutions program provides Symantec customers with a transparent and flexible approach to complying with local data security and privacy laws, across all of our cybersecurity solutions.”
Bring partner applications to European sovereign clouds
Google Cloud announces new Google Cloud Ready–Sovereign Solutions program to help customers identify partner applications validated to be compatible with Google Cloud’s portfolio of sovereign solutions, including partner offerings from T-Systems in Germany and S3NS in France . This program will give customers the confidence to continue using their business-critical applications while meeting their digital sovereignty goals.
Today, a diverse group of software partners are committing to validating their platforms for this program, including Aiven, Broadcom (Symantec), Cloud Software Group (Citrix), Climate Engine, Commvault, Confluent, Datadog, DataIKU, Dell Technologies, Elastic, Fortinet, Gitlab, Iron Mountain, LumApps, MongoDB, NetApp, OpenText, Palo Alto Networks, Pega Systems, Siemens, SUSE, Thales, Thought Machine, Veeam and VMware.
Extend the Zero Trust Architecture with Partners
Enterprises around the world use Google Cloud’s BeyondCorp Enterprise Zero Trust solution to enable secure access to applications and resources and to protect data. In 2020, Google Cloud announced the BeyondCorp Alliance, creating an ecosystem of partners to enable customers to integrate products and use insights from leading security vendors including CrowdStrike, Palo Alto Networks, VMware, and more.
Today, Google Cloud is taking a big step forward in the scalability of its Zero Trust offerings by partnering with Palo Alto Networks to ensure customers can adopt a ZTNA 2.0 strategy, protecting all users and applications on devices connected to any network.
Simplify identity management across all platforms
Unified identity management is another critical component to secure hybrid working, as it securely eliminates the need to maintain separate user identities across multiple platforms. Alongside its own identity and access management products, Google Cloud is announcing new integrations with ForgeRock, JumpCloud, Okta, and Ping Identity that will automatically extend identity management capabilities and policies to joint customers, adding significant value to investments. customers have already achieved and helping to further secure commonly used applications.
Improved endpoint security and operations
These partnerships leverage Google Cloud’s existing ecosystem of endpoints and security operations partners. Enhanced endpoint protection helps businesses maintain data security while giving their workforce the flexibility to access key applications and information seamlessly across all devices, including mobile phones, desktops, laptops, etc. Through its Chronicle Security Operations platform, Google Cloud offers a modern cloud-focused suite that enables cybersecurity teams to better detect, investigate, and respond to threats.
Google Cloud’s ecosystem of partners such as CrowdStrike, Cybereason, and Fortinet integrate their platforms with Chronicle, ensuring customers have the flexibility and choice to modernize their endpoint security operations.
With the addition of Mandiant to Google Cloud, end partners will also have the ability to deepen their integrations with Google Cloud’s end-to-end security operations suite, with even greater capabilities to support customers in their cloud and on-premises environments.
Provide implementation and managed services through system integrators
Leading Google Cloud system integrators, including Deloitte, will provide customers with implementation customization and managed services, combining Google Cloud’s capabilities in security analytics, threat intelligence, automation and SecOps to those of its ecosystem to help customers prevent and respond to cyber threats faster.
Learn more about Google Cloud’s security partner ecosystem here.
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