Google Cloud to acquire Mandiant for $5.4 billion

Google LLC today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Mandiant, Inc., a leader in dynamic cyber defense and response, for $5.4 billion.

Microsoft had been rumored as a potential buyer of Mandiant. Where both Microsoft and Google are building up their cybersecurity capabilities, it seems that Google managed to snatch the acquisition.

Mandiant will provide real-time and in-depth threat intelligence gained on the frontlines of cybersecurity with the largest organizations in the world. Combined with Google Cloud’s cloud-native security offerings, the acquisition will help enterprises globally stay protected at every stage of the security lifecycle.

The Google Press Release
The Mandiant Press Release