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Google Cloud taps Nutanix CRO to lead global cybersecurity sales

Google Cloud is about to complete its acquisition of Mandiant.

Google Cloud has hired Dominick Delfino, former chief revenue officer of Nutanix, to lead global cybersecurity sales.

Dominick Delfino of Google Cloud

Delfino shared the news in a post on LinkedIn: “I am pleased to share that I am starting a new role as Global Vice President – ​​Cybersecurity Sales.”

We were unable to reach Delfino for further comment at press time.

Google Cloud is about to complete its acquisition of Mandiant for $5.4 billion. Last month, the US Department of Justice gave the go-ahead for the acquisition to proceed.

The acquisition will expand the reach of Google Cloud’s security services by bringing Mandiant’s in-depth threat intelligence resources.

“We can confirm that Dominick Delfino has joined Google Cloud as the new Vice President of Security Sales,” said Google Cloud spokesperson Daniel Gabis.

Long history with VMware, Cisco

Delfino has over 20 years of sales experience leading global software sales and systems engineering teams. Prior to Nutanix, he was Chief Revenue Officer of Pure Storage. In addition, he led systems sales and engineering at VMware, and data center and virtualization technology strategy at Cisco.

In his new role, Delfino will lead and implement global go-to-market (GTM) strategies within Google Cloud Platform (GCP) cybersecurity products. He will work closely with Marketing, Demand Management, Customer Success, Product, and Engineering teams to serve Google Cloud customers.

Also on Wednesday, Google Cloud announced new detection solutions as part of its analytics initiative in the Chronicle SecOps suite. The new offering will help security teams overwhelmed with tools, alerts and complexity to detect and respond to a wide variety of threats faster, improving their efficiency and better protecting their organization.

“With this launch, security teams can smoothly leverage Google’s unique expertise and visibility into the threat landscape,” Google Cloud wrote in a blog post. “This release helps understaffed and overstretched security teams keep up with an ever-changing threat landscape, quickly identify threats, and conduct effective investigations and responses.