Google Cloud doubles its MSSPs with the “Chronicle” program

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Google Cloud will “energize” its community of managed security service providers (MSSPs) with the launch of its new “Chronicle” MSSP program.

According to a blog post, Google Cloud intends to help MSSPs differentiate themselves with “specialized service offerings, enabling branded portals and advanced threat detection, investigation, and response capabilities.”

Under the program, which will focus on driving sales of Google Chronicle’s SIEM platform, partners will be offered more go-to-market support and updated licensing models, which it says , will give MSSPs “advanced control over their margins”.

In a blog post, product marketing manager Sharat Ganesh said the program will also help MSSPs create differentiated solutions “that demonstrate your expertise.”

“Chronicle MSSPs can add their solution to Chronicle to help make their solution both unique in the market and easier to sell,” he explained. “MSSPs can generate additional leverage with branded reporting, unique solutions, and advanced threat intelligence.”

Other facets of the program include API-driven multi-tenancy, cloud ingestion, and threat detection using the Chronicle platform.

“Simply put, Google Chronicle will help reduce MTTR (mean time to respond) for our partners by helping to minimize the need to wait for contextual understanding before making a decision and taking investigative action, which can lead to greater customer and cost benefits,” Ganesh said.

The move follows Google’s announcement last year of plans to invest $10 billion over five years to bolster cybersecurity. Pathways include expanding zero-trust programs, securing the software supply chain, and improving open source security.

It has also recently bolstered its cybersecurity muscle with its $5.4 billion acquisition of cybersecurity giant Mandiant, the company responsible for discovering the SolarWinds attack.

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