Google announced one of its biggest acquisitions on Tuesday, paying about $5.4 billion to cybersecurity firm Mandiant, a provider of services to help businesses prepare for and respond to threats. network attacks.
As it adds more cybersecurity services, Google is trying to differentiate its cloud business from the cloud businesses of Amazon and Microsoft. Rival companies have taken a larger share of the cloud market to lease servers, computing power, and internet services to other companies.
According to Dan Ives, an analyst, the Mandiant acquisition, which is based in Virginia and has more than 2,300 employees, is Google’s second-biggest deal ever, behind only the phone company’s acquisition of the phone company. The $12.5 Motorola was announced in 2011, according to Dan Ives, an analyst. Wedbush Securities.
The deal is likely to attract scrutiny over antitrust scrutiny. Authorities in the United States and the European Union have pledged to take a closer look at the acquisitions of Google and other tech giants.