Google Buys Siemplify to Get Ahead in Cloud Security


Google has acquired security services provider Siemplify in an effort to add security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR) capabilities to its Google Cloud security portfolio, augment its Chronicle security analytics platform, and further its efforts to make security “invisible,” the two companies announced today.

While neither company officially disclosed the value of the transaction, sources including Reuters report Google paid $500 million for Siemplify, a cloud-based provider of tools for integrating and automating security operations. Its tech allows companies to present a single platform for security analysis and response, bringing together existing tools and allowing for security playbooks to be automated.

SOAR services allow analysts to more quickly triage caseloads by using more information from an organization’s various security products and then automating the response. Read more:

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