Google used RSA Conference to announce new security tools aimed at helping secure customers’ data and cloud services.
The first new feature is related to Chronicle, the Alphabet-sponsored cybersecurity firm that has since been rolled into Google Cloud. Chronicle’s security analytics software helped “change the way any business could quickly, efficiently, and affordably investigate alerts and threats in their organization.” Google says the new feature is designed to help companies “detect threats using YARA-L, a new rules language built specifically for modern threats and behaviors, including types described in Mitre ATT&CK. This advanced threat detection provides massively scalable, real-time and retroactive rule execution.”
Google is also “introducing Chronicle’s intelligent data fusion, a combination of a new data model and the ability to automatically link multiple events into a single timeline. Palo Alto Networks, with Cortex XSOAR, is our first partner to integrate with this new data structure to enable even more powerful threat response.”
The company has also announced the general availability of its reCAPTCHA Enterprise and Web Risk tools. reCAPTCHA Enterprise helps protect websites from unauthorized scraping, automated account creation and more, while the Web Risk API lets companies check URLs against Google’s list of malicious sites.
The announcement comes as Google is working hard to build its cloud business, trying to make headway against rivals Microsoft and Amazon, and will likely help the company as it works to attract new enterprise clients.