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Thales teams up with Google Cloud to provide organisations with an extensive set of cyber detection and response capabilities

  • Thales and Google Cloud have signed a new partnership to deploy a global SOC (Security Operation Centre) platform and provide Thales customers with advanced cybersecurity incident detection and response capabilities.
  • These new-generation services combine Thales's expertise in cyber detection and response with Google Cloud's widely acclaimed intel-driven, AI-powered SecOps capabilities.
  • Under the new agreement, Thales and Google Cloud are combining their knowledge of the cyberthreat environment to offer a single platform, which is already operational in France, and will be available to international customers later this year, to round out Thales's existing SOC offering.

Thales has teamed up with Google Cloud to expand its capacity to detect and respond to cyberattacks on the information systems of businesses and organisations.

Under the terms of this new partnership, Thales is developing a global SOC (Security Operation Centre) platform based on Google Cloud cybersecurity technologies and expertise, including Google Security Operations,VirusTotal and Mandiant Threat Intelligence, all powered by generative AI. It will leverage the existing network of eleven Thales SOCs, which are based on cloud or hybrid technologies and can be connected to on-premise environments. The agreement will benefit Thales’ customers by combining both partners' expertise in cyberthreat analysis and drawing on the latest developments in AI technologies.

The new-generation SOC will provide organisations with enhanced protection against the most sophisticated cyberthreats:

  • Uncompromising system supervision: cost-effective data processing at Google cCloud speed and scale via an open platform to expand the scope of security monitoring;
  • Accurate, reliable cyberattack detection: advanced multi-source data analytics backed by the cyberthreat intelligence capabilities of two market leaders (Thales Cyber Threat Intelligence in Europe and Asia Pacific and Google's Mandiant and VirusTotal threat intelligence resources);
  • Fast, efficient incident response: use of AI to quickly determine the impact of an attack and reduce incident response time to enable business continuity;
  • Permanent surveillance: 24/7 surveillance of IT and OT systems to guarantee immediate breach detection.

Pierre-Yves Jolivet, Vice President, Cyber Digital Solutions, Thales: "Thales is delighted to announce this partnership with Google Cloud, which will combine the latest cyber technologies and threat intelligence capabilities to provide customers with one of the most advanced suites of SOC services available in the market. In a world that is increasingly exposed to cyberattacks, this partnership will take Thales's cyberthreat detection capabilities to the next level and provide faster, more efficient incident response solutions to ensure the resilience of its customers' information systems."

Sunil Potti, Vice President Cloud Security, Google Cloud: "This new extensive partnership with Thales is a confirmation of the relevance of our cloud security offering, combining our SecOps technology and threat analysis capacities, all supercharged with generative AI. Cybersecurity is not an individual sport and we are pleased to team up with Thales to further empower organisations around the world to better detect, investigate and respond to persistent threats.”

Thales and cybersecurity

As a global leader in cybersecurity, Thales is involved at every level of the cyber value chain: identification, protection, detection, response and recovery. Thales's offering is focused on three families of cybersecurity products and services:

  1. Global security products around the CipherTrust data security platform, the SafeNet trusted Identity and Access Management (IAM) as-a-service solution, and the Group's broader cloud protection and licensing offerings. Imperva's products are part of this family.
  2. Sovereign protection products including encryptors and sensors to protect governmental and institutional critical information systems.
  3. A complete suite of cybersecurity services including threat and risk evaluation, training and simulation, detection and response, and integration projects. The Group's 11 SOCs around the world provide 24/7 availability and include a number of SOCs with PRIS and PDIS certification by the French cybersecurity agency (ANSSI).

Thales has significantly increased its strategic focus on cybersecurity in recent years, expanding its geographic footprint and portfolio of products and capabilities through organic as well as external growth, including the acquisition of Imperva in 2023.

About Thales

Thales (Euronext Paris: HO) is a global leader in advanced technologies specialized in three business domains: Defence & Security, Aeronautics & Space, and Cybersecurity & Digital identity.

It develops products and solutions that help make the world safer, greener and more inclusive.

The Group invests close to €4 billion a year in Research & Development, particularly in key innovation areas such as AI, cybersecurity, quantum technologies, cloud technologies and 6G.

Thales has close to 81,000 employees in 68 countries. In 2023, the Group generated sales of €18.4 billion.

Marion Bonnet, Press and social media manager, Security and Cyber
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