Microsoft announced that it has acquired cloud security firm Adallom, which it describes as "an innovator" and "leader in helping customers protect their critical assets across cloud applications."
The deal was reported in the media a couple months ago, but the company only now made it official.
"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," a spokesperson for Microsoft tells WebProNews.
"As a cloud-delivered, security-as-a-service solution, Adallom will complement existing offerings that Microsoft makes available today as part of Office 365 and the Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS), including our recent Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics release," the spokesperson says.
A message on the Adallom site says:
When we launched Adallom, we had a vision to make it easy to keep your data safe in the cloud. We have delivered on that vision with visibility, governance and protection for the most popular cloud applications used by businesses worldwide and now, by joining Microsoft, we will have the opportunity to help many more customers take advantage of cloud applications without compromising security. We will continue to sell the Adallom solution and support our customers while we complete the integration into Microsoft.
We want to thank everyone who has helped us along the way – our customers, partners, investors and employees! This is just the beginning and we look forward to great things to come.
Adallom was founded in 2012 by Assaf Rappaport, Ami Luttwak and Roy Reznik. Microsoft paid a reported $250 million for the company.
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