Google becomes a Leader in Forrester Wave™ IaaS Platform Native Security


Google was named a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: IaaS Platform Native Security, Q2 2023 report. The announcement was made at the RSA Conference and positions Google at the forefront of the most significant cloud platform providers on the market.

Google Cloud receives the most 5 out of 5 ratings

In the Wave, Forrester assessed the most prominent cloud platform providers’ cloud-first security capabilities and market strategies. The providers include Alibaba, Amazon Web Services, Google, Huawei, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and Tencent.

Among the eight vendors Forrester examined, Google Cloud secured the top score in the Strategy category and received the most 5 out of 5 ratings across the 22 evaluation criteria in the Wave.

The assessment was grouped into three high-level categories: Current Offering, Strategy, and Market Presence. Forrester conducted thorough research, analysis, and scoring in its evaluation.

Google Cloud was given the highest score for the following: Data Centers, Security Certifications, Administrative IAM, Hypervisor Security, Guest OS Security, Container Security, Network Security, Vision, Market Approach, Planned Enhancements, Innovation, Delivery Model, Commercial Model, and IPNS revenue.

Google’s innovation is ahead of competition

“[Google] has a strong vision and strategy for developing the market approach for its IPNS solution set. Its go-to-market approach is based on real-life customer requirements. Google’s innovation as well as delivery and commercial model are ahead of those of other vendors evaluated,” writes the report.

“Google offers convincing admin identity and access management (IAM) capabilities as well as robust hypervisor and confidential computing security. Network security, especially WAF, and segmentation/microsegmentation are ahead of competitors. Google is a great fit for organizations with complex guest operating systems and network security requirements.”

Identifying and safeguarding sensitive data are essential components of Google Cloud’s approach to ensuring the security of customer data. Google’s approach builds on three pillars: a secure platform that delivers transparency and enables sovereignty, a Zero Trust architecture, and shared fate, not shared responsibility.

The full report is available here.