Google Cloud Platform

Expanding our Google Cloud security partnerships

As we discussed in today’s blog post, security is top of mind for many businesses as they move to the cloud. To help more businesses take advantage of the cloud’s security benefits, we’re working with several leading security providers to offer solutions that complement Google Cloud Platform’s capabilities, and enable customers to leverage their existing tools from these vendors in the cloud. These partner solutions cover a broad set of enterprise security needs, such as advanced threat prevention, compliance, container security, managed security services and more.

Today, we’re announcing new partnerships, new solutions by existing partners and new partner integrations in our Cloud Security Command Center (Cloud SCC), currently in alpha. Here’s a little more on what each of these partnerships will offer:

Auth0 offers the ability to secure cloud endpoints and seamlessly implement secure identity management into customer products and services. Whether the goal is to add additional authentication sources like social login, migrate users without requiring password resets or add multi-factor authentication, Auth0 provides a range of services to accomplish many identity-related tasks. Auth0’s platform supports multiple use cases (B2B, B2C, B2E, IoT, API) and integrates into existing tech stacks.

Check Point  can now secure multiple VPCs using a single CloudGuard security gateway to protect customer applications. A single CloudGuard gateway can monitor traffic in and out of more than one VPC network at any given time, providing a more efficient and scalable solution for running and securing workloads.

Cloudflare Web Application Firewall helps prevents attackers from compromising sensitive customer data, and helps protect customers from common vulnerabilities like SQL injection attacks, cross-site scripting and cross-site forgery. Additionally, integration with the Cloud Security Command CenterAlpha combines their intelligence with Google security and data risk insights to give customers a holistic view of their security posture.

Dome9 has developed a compliance test suite for the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) in the Dome9 Compliance Engine. Using the Compliance Engine, Google Cloud customers can assess the compliance posture of their projects, identify risks and gaps, fix issues such as overly permissive firewall rules, enforce compliance requirements and demonstrate compliance in audits. The integration between the Dome9 Arc platform and the Cloud Security Command Center allows customers to consume and explore the results of assessments of the Dome9 Compliance Engine directly from Cloud SCC.

Fortinet provides scalable network protection for workloads in Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Its FortiGate provides next-generation firewall and advanced security, and its Fortinet Security Fabric integration enables single pane-of-glass visibility and policy across on-premises workloads and GCP for consistent hybrid cloud security.

Palo Alto Networks VM-Series Next Generation Firewall helps customers to securely migrate their applications and data to GCP, protecting them through application whitelisting and threat prevention policies. Native automation features allow developers and cloud architects to create “touchless” deployments and policy updates, effectively embedding the VM-Series into the application development workflow. The VM-Series on GCP can be configured to forward threat prevention, URL Filtering and WildFire logs of high severity to the Cloud Security Command Center to provide a consolidated view of a customer’s GCP security posture.

Qualys provides vulnerability assessments for Google Compute Engine instances. Users can get their vulnerability posture at a glance and drill down for details and actionable intelligence for the vulnerabilities identified. Customers can get this visibility within the Cloud Security Command Center by deploying the lightweight Qualys agents on the instances, baking them into images or deploying them directly into Compute Engine instances.

Rackspace Managed Security and Compliance Assistance provides additional active security on GCP to detect and respond to advanced cyber threats. Rackspace utilizes pre-approved actions to promptly remediate security incidents. It also complements the strategic planning, architectural guidance and 24x7x365 operational support available through Managed Services for GCP.

RedLock Cloud 360 Platform is a cloud threat defense security and compliance solution that provides additional visibility and control for GCP. RedLock collects and correlates disparate data sets from Google Cloud to determine the risk posture of a customer’s environment, then employs risk scoring algorithms to help prioritize and remediate the highest risks. Redlock’s integration with the Cloud Security Command Center provides customers with centralized visibility into security and compliance risks. As part of the integration, RedLock periodically scans a customer's Google Cloud environments and sends results pertaining to resource misconfigurations, compliance violations, network security risks and anomalous user activities.

StackRox augments Google Kubernetes Engine’s built-in security functions with a deep focus on securing the container runtime environment. StackRox’s core capabilities and functionality include network discovery and visualization of the application, detection of adversarial actions and detection of new attacks via machine-learning capabilities.

Sumo Logic Machine Data Analytics Platform offers enterprise-class monitoring, troubleshooting and security for mission-critical cloud applications. Sumo Logic platform integrates directly with GCP services through Google Stackdriver to collect audit and operational data in real-time so that customers can monitor and troubleshoot Google VPC, Cloud IAM, Cloud Audit, App Engine, Compute Engine, Cloud SQL, BigQuery, Cloud Storage, Kubernetes Engine and Cloud Functions, with more coming soon.

To learn more about our partner program, or to find a partner, visit our partner page.