Microsoft acquires Cloud Security firm Adallom to advance identity and security in the cloud

Microsoft has announced that it has acquired cloud cybersecurity firm Adallom.

The Israel based firm helps customers protect their critical assets across cloud applications.

It “delivers a cloud access security broker, to give customers visibility and control over application access as well as their critical company data stored across cloud service”.

With more frequent and advanced cybersecurity attacks continuing to make headlines, customer concerns around security remain top of mind. These concerns pose real challenges for IT, who are charged with protecting company data in this rapidly evolving mobile-first, cloud-first world.

In this world, identity is a critical control plane for managing and protecting access to applications and data.

According to Microsoft:

“Adallom expands on Microsoft’s existing identity assets, and delivers a cloud access security broker, to give customers visibility and control over application access as well as their critical company data stored across cloud services.

Adallom works with popular cloud applications including Salesforce, Box, Dropbox, ServiceNow, Ariba, and of course Office 365. 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.”

Adallom has technology that monitors the use of software-as-a-service applications from Salesforce, Google, Amazon, Dropbox and Microsoft.

Founded in 2012, the company offers services such as the ability to understand how and by who a company’s cloud is being used, notify a firm about suspicious activity in its cloud and block cyber threats.

The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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