Alphabet, the parent company of Google as well as Nest, Waymo, and million other companies is entering the cyber security industry. The company is called Chronicle, which began as a product by Google X and now became its own company. Security companies such as McAfee and Symantec have been challenged by start-ups to promise more sophisticated technologies compared to anti-virus software.
Based on their company website, Chronicle envisions to “See a future where enterprise security teams can find and stop cyberattacks before they cause harm. By applying planet-scale computing and analytics to security operations, we provide the tools teams need to secure their networks and their customers’ data. We turn the advantage to the forces of good.”
In a recent blog post created by Stephen Gillet, the CEO
of Chronicle, stated:
We want to 10x the speed and impact of
security teams’ work by making it much easier, faster and more cost-effective for them to
capture and analyze security signals that have previously been too difficult and expensive to find. We are building our intelligence and analytics platform to solve this problem.
The former Symantec executive explained that Chronicle will have two major components: A cybersecurity intelligence and analytics platform to help companies understand and manage their own internal data and VirusTotal, a popular anti-malware tool bought by Google back in 2012. Although Google may have acquired VirusTotal, its services will remain unaffected by the launch and will now be under Chronicle.