Alphabet enters enterprise cybersecurity market, launches Chronicle[source: helpnetsecurity]

Google’s parent company Alphabet has announced its entry into the lucrative enterprise cybersecurity market through Chronicle, a company started in early 2016 as a project at X, Alphabet’s “moonshot factory.”

Chronicle has now “graduated” to the status of an independent company within Alphabet, and is lead by Stephen Gillett, formerly an ​executive-in-residence at Google Ventures and Chief Operating Officer of Symantec.

VirusTotal, a malware intelligence service acquired by Google in 2012, will be become a part of the new company, but Chronicle will also offer a new product.

Intelligence and analytics platform

They are still tight-lipped about it, but what we know so far is that they are developing a cybersecurity intelligence and analytics platform. The platform’s task will be to help enterprises quickly and easily manage and understand massive amounts of their own security-related data so that they can stop cyber attacks before they do any damage.

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