Google has closed the company’s acquisition that, among other things, disclosed the SolarWinds hack.
The tech giant pays about 5.4 billion dollars for Mandiant. The security company will become part of Google Cloud. The Mandiant brand name remains, and you mainly know it because this is the security company that released the SolarWinds hack.
That hack, in late 2020, used the SolarWinds management software to break into a slew of major companies, including Cisco, Intel, Nvidia and VMware.
Google announced the acquisition in March, but it still had to be approved by the US Department of Justice, among others. Mandiant specializes in cybersecurity incidents and has staff in 22 countries. The acquisition aims to expand Google’s proprietary end-to-end security capabilities.
“The completion of this acquisition enables us to deliver a comprehensive and best-in-class cybersecurity solution,” said Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud, in a press release. “We believe this acquisition creates incredible value for our customers and the security industry.
Together, Google Cloud and Mandiant will help reinvent how organizations protect themselves and detect and respond to threats.”