Cybersecurity: Why Google pays 5.4 billion for Mandiant

Uncovering the secrets of attackers, knowing their weaknesses… Google is arming itself against cyber-threats. On Monday, September 12, the American group finalized the acquisition of the cybersecurity company Mandiant for 5.4 billion dollars. By this merger, Google offers a size of the sector. A world reference in the prevention of risks and the analysis of security breaches, cited in numerous reports on the war in Ukraine, or even on the cyberattacks carried out by China against the United States.

Founded by a former US Army officer, Mandiant arrives to reinforce Google Cloud, which already has its own cybersecurity department, the “Google Cybersecurity Action Team”, led by the British, Phil Venables. The firm, which invested $10 billion in the sector over five years last year, hasn’t quibbled over the price. The second-biggest acquisition since the $12.5 billion takeover of equipment manufacturer Motorola in 2011, Google seems confident in its ability to catch up with leaders in cloud security, including Microsoft with Azur. A market that could reach 36.43 billion dollars in turnover in 2028, reports the firm Fior Markets.

Microsoft lost the round

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