Google Launches Security Data Fusion Platform

Alphabet’s cybersecurity company Chronicle on Monday announced its first commercial product – a cloud-powered data analysis platform called Backstory. “Backstory is the first global security telemetry platform,” said Google’s sister company.

The platform works in tandem with VirusTotal, a Chronicle-owned asset which was acquired by Google in 2012.

“Backstory is a global cloud service where companies can privately upload, store, and analyze their internal security telemetry to detect and investigate potential cyber threats,” Chronicle said in a release.

“Chronicle built a new layer over core Google infrastructure where you can upload your security telemetry, including high-volume data such as DNS traffic, netflow, endpoint logs, proxy logs, etc., so that it can be indexed and automatically analyzed by our analytics engine. Your data remains private – it isn’t scanned by or available to anyone for other purposes,” the Company added.

“Backstory gives organizations a private and secure cloud instance, built on core Google infrastructure, to store all of their telemetry. Backstory normalizes, indexes, and correlates the data, against itself and against third-party and curated threat signals, to provide instant analysis and context regarding risky activity.”