Google on Wednesday announced a bevy of updates across its Network Security portfolio for Google Cloud customers. New features include enhancements to existing DDoS protections, as well as new capabilities that aim to help customers protect data and applications in the cloud.
The most significant update is Google’s new Cloud Armor Adaptive Protection networking security technology, which leverages machine learning to protect against Layer 7 DDoS attacks.
Cloud Armor is a distributed denial of service (DDoS) defense and web application firewall (WAF) service that relies on the same technology and infrastructure that powers Google services. Available since 2019, Cloud Armor also offers IP whitelisting and blacklisting tools and integrates with Google’s Cloud HTTP(S) Load Balancing service.