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Alphabet has announced its enterprise security company Chronicle later this year to merge with Google Cloud, reports CNBC. The security company was founded in January 2018 and comes from X, Alphabet’s experimental project lab.

Chronicle launched its first product in March: Backstory. Backstory is a cloud service where companies can upload, store and analyze their security telemetry. In this way, organisations can potentially detect and investigate attacks. In April, Chronicle started a collaboration with ESET, to provide end users with an improved insight. This should enable companies to better protect themselves against Advanced Persistent Threats.

Now, Chronicle is being merged with Google Cloud, about a year after Alphabet’s subsidiary Nest again added to the Google family. “Threats from attackers to businesses, governments and organizations worldwide have only evolved into advanced and urgent threats,” said Google Cloud-CEO Thomas Kurian. “With Google Cloud, customers’ demands to keep their data secure and protect against threats – on premise and in the cloud – is a top priority.


Chronicle is due to join Google Cloud in the coming weeks. The integration between the platforms will take place in the autumn. It is not clear whether Stephen Gillett, CEO of Chronicle, will continue to lead the department.

Gillett did speak out on the merger. “At the heart of our mission was the ability to look for the biggest way to have impact and to bring technology and services required to give ‘the good guys the benefit’. Our goal was to provide a way to give ten times the capabilities of the security teams worldwide that struggle to stay ahead. Combining our business allows us to take the next step in our journey and it will significantly accelerate our impact globally.”

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