Broadcom to move its security offerings onto Google Cloud Platform


Broadcom Inc has announced that it will move its security offerings acquired through Symantec onto Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Tom Krause, the President of Broadcom Software Group confirmed the news and stated that the rest of the security offerings that were hosted in the data center will be moved to GCP by this year end.

First, Symantec Web Security Service (WSS) and Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) are expected to be moved to GCP and later the company is intending to offer its services such as Cloud SQL, Dataproc and Bigtable from GCP to its Cybersecurity teams.

To keep its services competitive and scalable, Broadcom is said to make the latest move as it can also prove helpful for the firm in taking advantage of cloud native platforms such as Kubernetes.

Now to those uninitiated with the latest developments, Broadcom acquired the enterprise division of Symantec in 2019 and now has shifted its security offerings to cloud for high scalability and availability.

The new alliance can be termed as an extension of the relationship to the existing bonding where Broadcom was offering its semi-conductor related research to Google via GCP.

As cloud platforms offer compute power to analyze attacks in real-time, more companies are showing interest in migrating their data centers to cloud platforms.

However, security analysts say that it is not wise to put all eggs in one centralized platform and instead go for multi cloud platform investment as it keeps the business continuity intact even with catastrophic or man-made disasters.

Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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