Microsoft has announced that their defender for cloud protection is now available for Google Cloud Platform environments as well. Threat detection and security warnings are ensured across all clouds because of this. Because many firms use a hybrid cloud solution, this benefits most consumers. Defender for Cloud is a Microsoft security product that discovers and alerts vulnerabilities in protected multi-cloud and hybrid settings monitor cloud services for threats and offer recommendations to improve security.
However, the group’s ability to support cloud solutions has been limited thus far. Another amazing partner is on the way in the form of the Google Cloud Platform or GCP for short. Microsoft revealed native multi-cloud compatibility for Amazon AWS at the Ignite 2021 conference just a few weeks ago.
Microsoft Partner Group Program Manager Gilad Elyashar revealed that Microsoft Defender for Cloud now supports Google Cloud Platform natively with CSPM and CWP capabilities, eliminating the need for Google 1st party tools.
With the addition of AWS and GCP support, businesses can now use Defender for Cloud to get a quick overview of the security health of their multi-cloud environment using Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Google Cloud Platform (GCP), all from one place in the Defender for Cloud portal. Microsoft is now the only cloud provider that offers native multi-cloud protection for the industry’s top three platforms, thanks to GCP support.
Palo Alto Networks and Google Cloud introduced Cloud IDS (Intrusion Detection System), a co-developed network threat detection service to help cloud clients solve crucial network security concerns.
Cloud IDS, powered by Palo Alto Networks’ industry-leading threat detection technology, offers Google Cloud users simple, managed, cloud native network-based threat detection in just a few clicks. The new service is the outcome of a year-long collaboration between Google and Palo Alto Networks, with the goal of integrating Palo Alto Networks’ best-in-class security with Google Cloud’s easy, safe, and scalable network.
“Businesses are betting on the cloud for their most important initiatives, and one of the most fundamental factors to their success will be security. We’ve had a tremendous strategic partnership with Google over the past three years that helps ensure that our joint customers can have a simple, secure journey to the cloud. This service takes that to new levels,” said Nikesh Arora, chairman and CEO of Palo Alto Networks.
“Customers demand uncompromising security that is simple to deploy and easy to manage. We built Cloud IDS to address these requirements, by bringing together Palo Alto Networks best-in-class security with Google’s secure and scalable infrastructure. This is one of the many ways Google Cloud and Palo Alto Networks are partnering together to deliver solutions that solve our customers’ security challenges,” said Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud.
Detecting attacks has been a big barrier for cloud network security teams until now, resulting in security policy compliance issues and security operations center blind spots. Cloud IDS is easy to set up and deploy, IDS is a way to acquire deep insight into network-based threats and serve industry-specific security compliance goals for enterprises who desire an easy path to network threat detection.
Google Cloud and Palo Alto Networks have teamed up to protect clients’ applications and data while migrating to the cloud as smooth as possible. Palo Alto Networks’ VM-Series Virtual Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) was the first Palo Alto Networks product to be supported on Google Cloud in 2018, and the two companies have subsequently created other product integrations. Customers can use a collaborative security reference architecture to secure their Google Cloud environments using best practices, according to the firms. Palo Alto Networks was also named Google Cloud Technology Partner of the Year for 2021 this week, a designation it has held for the past three years.
SoftServe, a global digital authority and consulting firm and Google Cloud Premier Partner, has earned the Google Cloud Partner Advantage Program’s Security Specialization after demonstrating its experience and competence in developing security solutions on Google Cloud’s Platform.
“We are excited to add this Security Specialization at a time when cybercrime is becoming ever more prevalent and attacks are becoming more sophisticated. Time tested expertise in digital security on Google Cloud differentiates SoftServe as a trusted advisor and provider to enterprise clients focused on keeping their organization and reputation secure on their digital transformation journeys,” said Todd Lenox, VP Alliances and Partnerships at SoftServe.
The Google Cloud Partner Advantage Program connects qualified partners with Google Cloud customers that have established technical proficiency and proven performance in specific solution and service areas. SoftServe’s proven ability to secure customer infrastructure and workflows to Google Cloud is demonstrated by the Security Specialization.
In April 2017, SoftServe joined Google Cloud’s Partner Advantage Program, and in August 2018, it was named a Google Cloud Premier Partner. It also offers specialisations in Data Analytics, Machine Learning, Infrastructure, Internet of Things, and Cloud Migration.