Microsoft acquires cloud security firm Adallom

Microsoft has acquired cloud cybersecurity firm Adallom for an undisclosed sum. The financial terms of the deal are not disclosed yet by the companies.


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”. 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.

“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.”

posted Microsoft in a company blog.

Last year in November, Microsoft scooped up another Israeli cybersecurity start-up called Aorato which made a product aimed at Microsoft users.


Author: Sneha Bokil

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