Alphabet Launches New Cybersecurity Company

Alphabet Launches New Cybersecurity Company

Alphabet, a company that most people mistakenly call Google announced Chronicle’s launch this week. This is a new company that will specialize in cybersecurity. Chronicle has an aim of giving businesses the upper hand with regard to detecting hackers and fighting them off.

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Alphabet, a company that most people mistakenly call Google announced Chronicle’s launch this week. This is a new company that will specialize in cybersecurity. Chronicle has an aim of giving businesses the upper hand with regard to detecting hackers and fighting them off. The company is a product of the X moonshot group of Alphabet. However, it should be noted that Chronicle is currently a standalone company in the Alphabet corporation in the same way Google is.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the new company will be Stephen Gillett. He joined the X moonshot group from Google Ventures. Stephen is the former COO of Symantec.

Chronicle is set to offer 2 services as a start, these are VirusTotal and an analytics and security intelligence platform for enterprises. VirusTotal can be described as an online virus scanner and malware scanner that was acquired by Google in 2012.

Gillett expounds in writing that the main idea that supported the development of Chronicle is to allow companies to have a better understanding of their security status. Furthermore, it is meant to completely eliminate all security blind spots. He added that their desire is to enhance both the impact and speed of security teams up to ten times thus making their work much easier. This will allow them to capture security symbols and analyze them in a faster, cost-effective and easier way. Gillet writes that this was initially too expensive and difficult to find. He affirmed that they are building their analytics and intelligence platform to provide a solution to the problem.

Astro Teller who is the Xs Captain of Moonshots also says that information required by security teams in both the identification and investigation of attacks already exists in the IT systems and security tools of an organization. However, it is concealed in colossal volumes of data hence the difficulty in identifying, understanding and using them.

Gillett notes that the exact outlook of the new platform is yet to be seen. Nonetheless, it is set to operate on the infrastructure of Alphabet and will utilize machine learning. The platform will employ advanced search capabilities to assist businesses in the analysis of their security data. The services of Chronicle will also be available in the cloud because it will allow growth of an organization’s needs.

This is a common approach that is why consumers are keen to see how different the execution will be for Chronicle in comparison to other providers such as IBM.

Alphabet has communicated that it currently lacks details to share but has affirmed that the service is undergoing alpha testing with the help of several Fortune 500 companies.

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