The Slovak security specialist ESET and Google sister company Chronicle will work together. Together, the two companies want to provide essential validation of security incidents and reports via Backstory.

Chronicle was founded in 2018 by Alphabet, the parent company of Google. Chronicle is developing a cybersecurity intelligence and analytics platform with techniques used by Google. Backstory is a Chronicle cloud service where companies can upload, store and analyze their security telemetry. This allows them to detect and investigate possible attacks.

The collaboration between ESET and Backstory should provide end users with an improved insight. This improved insight should enable companies to better protect themselves against Advanced Persistent Threats. “Our partnership with Chronicle will lead to a simpler, faster and more streamlined remediation of Advanced Persistent Threats,” said Tony Anscombe, global security evangelist and industry ambassador at ESET.

Anscombe states that both companies will work together to ensure that incidents are easier to understand and that the right actions can be taken to stay ahead of malicious parties. Ansh Patnaik, chief product officer at Chronicle, says he in turn believes that working with ESET gives their customers a “better and broader picture of threats within their networks”.

Detecting malware

At the end of last year, Chronicle made another platform available to business users, which makes it possible to detect malware within business networks. This is VirusTotal Enterprise, which is also used by Google.

This platform gives end users the option of viewing and checking suspicious files against a database of billions of known malware signatures. Checks are carried out using over a hundred scanning engines and a long list of public datasets on cyber threats.

Chronicle releases many of its services as a free and as a paid variant. In the paid variant, companies often get a lot of extra opportunities. The paid version of VirusTotal Enterprise is said to cost $10,000 a year.

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