Alphabet looks to corporate security

Written by Mark Evans

Alphabet, parent company of Google, has launched a new business unit to supply cyber security products to corporates.

As the company seeks to become a major player in the corporate market (think of G Suite) the division, called Chronicle, will attempt to harness AI to spot and defeat cyber threats.

Perhaps also neatly plugging a gap left by the US Governments banning of Kaspersky, the existing business relationships mean the company has a head start, and threatens existing providers such as Sophos, McAfee (now an Intel brand) and Symantec.

The move is one of many ‘spun-out’ initiatives that Alphabet is trying as it attempts to catch Microsoft and Amazon in corporate computing and diversify from its advertising dependent model.