September 14, 2022 11:30AM EST
‘This Mandiant acquisition is the largest [Google Cloud CEO] Thomas Curian once did. Speaking to CRN, SADA CEO Tony Safoian said that for most organizations, this is the most important part of the cloud journey, which is security first.
SADA President and CEO Tony Safoian said Google Cloud’s $5.4 billion acquisition of security star Mandiant has significantly expanded its cloud security leadership, a move that should give rise to its cloud rival Amazon Web Services and Microsoft’s attention.
“This Mandiant acquisition is the largest [Google Cloud CEO] Thomas Curian once did. For most organizations, this is the most important part of the cloud journey, security first, and it’s a matter of stake,” Safoian told CRN. “We think security is where Google can definitely stand out. One area that really stands out compared to other cloud hyperscale providers. “
The Los Angeles-based company is one of Google Cloud’s fastest-growing top channel partners, and was named Google Cloud North America Sales Partner of the Year in 2021.
[Related: Google’s $5.4B Mandiant Merger: 5 Big Security Plans Ahead]
With Google Cloud completing its acquisition of Mandiant this week, the cybersecurity possibilities and customer opportunities for SADA are enormous.
“The reality of cyberthreats is that it’s really about intelligence about threat patterns, right? It would be great if Google, Google Cloud, and Mandiant could now intelligently predict what customers have to prepare to defend against by looking at patterns elsewhere in the network. value,” Safoian said.
Google Cloud Momentum by SADA
SADA is Google Cloud’s top channel partner, leading the way with innovative cloud services, delivering high double-digit revenue growth year after year.
In the first half of 2022 alone, Safoian’s company has won a whopping 270 net new customers.
SADA, ranked No. 102 on CRN’s 2022 Top 500 Solution Providers list, also recently hired Sandy Hogan, VMware’s former head of global channels, as its new chief revenue officer.
As Google Cloud’s SADA sales continue to soar, the company is hosting its first customer summit, SADA Impact, in Los Angeles this week, attended by many of Google Cloud’s top channel executives and leaders.
Google completes acquisition of Mandiant
On Monday, Google paid $5.4 billion for Mandiant, completing the largest security acquisition in its history.
Founded in 2004, Mandiant is known for providing frontline expertise and advanced threat intelligence, and is a proven first responder to some of the world’s largest cybersecurity incidents. The two companies will combine technologies to deliver new products to their large joint customer base, such as injecting Mandiant attack surface capabilities into Google’s “Shared Fate” security model, and building a new end-to-end security operations suite with the following Capability: Support customers across cloud and on-premises IT environments.
In an interview with CRN, Safoian discusses Google Cloud’s security market differentiation versus AWS and Microsoft, SADA sales and cloud service momentum, SADA impact, and the results of a recent survey of Google Workspace versus Microsoft 365.