Microsoft snaps up security firm

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12 September, 2015

Microsoft has added to its security product lineup by acquiring cloud security company Adallom for a fee that has yet to be disclosed.

Adallom, which was established in 2012, offers control and transparency for stored data and applications held in cloud services. The firm works with such applications as Salesforce, Box, and Dropbox.

Cloud and enterprise marketing vice president for Microsoft, Takeshi Numoto, said that acquisition highlights the tech giant’s security credentials.

On the Microsoft blog, Numoto wrote:

“This acquisition is the latest example of Microsoft’s commitment to delivering innovative identity and security capabilities to our customers, across both on-premises and multiple clouds.

“With more frequent and advanced cyber-security attacks continuing to make headlines, customer concerns around security remain top of mind.”

He added that the acquisition will fit nicely alongside Microsoft’s other security offerings, such as its Advanced Threat Analytics.

Adallom cofounder Assaf Rappaport said on the company’s blog that he is only too happy to be a part of Microsoft.

He said that the move is a testament to Adallom’s vision, team and technology. He also complimented Microsoft on its dedication to cloud and software-as-a service (SaaS) application security.

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