Microsoft is reportedly acquiring cybersecurity firm RiskIQ for over $500 million

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Microsoft announced last month the acquisition of ReFirm Labs, which provides tools to help secure Internet of Things and connected devices. The acquisition bolstered the company's Azure Defender for IoT platform to help customers fend off sophisticated attacks.

Now, the software giant appears to be expanding its portfolio of security services with another acquisition. Microsoft is reportedly snapping up RiskIQ, a cybersecurity firm that provides protection against various forms of online threats through its software-as-a-service platform. A report from Bloomberg claims the company is paying more than $500 million in cash for the acquisition.
 

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After all this time, they finally taking my IoT concerns seriously, I had already multiple meetings about Azure and IoT with Microsoft for almost a decade, and my concerns about security always remained in the air.

The famous "connect everything", just don't.
 

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Microsoft is acquiring CloudKnox Security to help build out its cloud security and Zero Trust strategy for an undisclosed amount, officials announced on July 21. Officials said they will provide more information on what they'll be doing with CloudKnox's technology as they integrate it with Microsoft's existing identity, security, and compliance services, including Microsoft 365 Defender, Azure Defender, and Azure Sentinel.

CloudKnox Security is based in Sunnyvale, CA. Its security platform supports the monitoring and management of identities, actions, and resources in hybrid and multi-cloud environments, according to its web site. CloudKnow has been a big AWS partner.

In a blog post announcing the CloudKnox acquisition, Microsoft officials said the CloudKnox technology will further enable Azure Active Directory customers with "granular visibility, continuous monitoring, and automated remediation for hybrid and multi-cloud permissions." CloudKnox will help bring automated and simplified access policy enforcement in a multi-cloud platform and help with machine-learning-based anomaly detections, officials said.

Microsoft has continued snapping up a number of security companies for the past few years, including RiskIQ and ReFirm Labs, both of which the company purchased earlier this year

 
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