Google Cloud announced a significant expansion of its trusted cloud ecosystem, highlighting new integrations and offerings with more than twenty partners focused on enabling greater data sovereignty controls, supporting Zero Trust models, unifying identity management, and improving endpoint security for global businesses.
Global businesses face growing challenges in cybersecurity and data protection as cyber threats become increasingly sophisticated, hybrid work becomes the norm, and governments adopt new requirements for data sovereignty and control. Google Cloud provides businesses with end-to-end security capabilities to support customers across their cloud and on-premises environments.
By embracing its ecosystem of partners, Google Cloud is ensuring that global businesses have choice and flexibility to work with leading cybersecurity vendors and to deliver diverse sets of applications on infrastructure compliant with growing data protection requirements. Google Cloud partners play a critical role in keeping customers secure and compliant, whether enabling secure hybrid work, safeguarding critical infrastructure, or meeting stringent data residency requirements.
Bringing Partner Applications to European Sovereign Clouds
Google Cloud is announcing a 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 applications that are critical to their business while meeting their digital sovereignty objectives.
Today, a diverse group of software partners are committing to validate 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.
Expanding Zero Trust Architecture with Partners
Businesses around the world utilize Google Cloud's BeyondCorp Enterprise Zero Trust solution to enable secure access to applications and resources and to safeguard data. In 2020, Google Cloud announced the BeyondCorp Alliance, creating an ecosystem of partners to help enable customers to integrate products and utilize information from leading security vendors including CrowdStrike, Palo Alto Networks, VMware, and more. Google Cloud is now taking a significant step forward in the extensibility of its Zero Trust offerings by partnering with Palo Alto Networks to ensure customers can embrace a ZTNA 2.0 strategy, protecting all users and applications on devices connected across any network.
Improving Endpoint Security and Operations
These partnerships build on Google Cloud's existing ecosystem of endpoint and security operations partners. Strong endpoint protection helps businesses maintain data security while giving their workforces the flexibility to access key applications and information seamlessly across devices, including mobile phones, desktops, laptops, and more. Through its Chronicle Security Operations platform, Google Cloud offers a modern, cloud-first suite that better enables cybersecurity teams to detect, investigate, and respond to threats.
Google Cloud's ecosystem of partners like 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, endpoint partners will also have opportunities to deepen their integrations with Google Cloud's end-to-end security operations suite, with even greater capabilities to support customers across their cloud and on-premises environments.