Google acquires Israeli cybersecurity company Siemplify for $500 million

Google announced on Tuesday that it is acquiring Israeli cybersecurity startup Siemplify for a reported $500 million. 

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Google Cloud Security vice president Sunil Potti said Siemplify is a leader in the security orchestration, automation and response (SOAR) field. Their platform will be integrated into Google Cloud’s security team “to help companies better manage their threat response.”

“In a time when cyberattacks are rapidly growing in both frequency and sophistication, there’s never been a better time to bring these two companies together. We both share the belief that security analysts need to be able to solve more incidents with greater complexity while requiring less effort and less specialized knowledge. With Siemplify, we will change the rules on how organizations hunt, detect and respond to threats,” Potti said. 

“Providing a proven SOAR capability unified with Chronicle’s innovative approach to security analytics is an important step forward in our vision. Building an intuitive, efficient security operations workflow around planet-scale

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