Microsoft Acquires Israeli Security Firm Secure Islands
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Microsoft Acquires Israeli Security Firm Secure Islands

Firm's tech secures data across on-premise and cloud environments

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This article originally appeared at The WHIR

Microsoft announced on Monday that it has acquired Israeli security company Secure Islands. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

According to Microsoft, the acquisition will help its customers secure their business data regardless of its storage location – whether its on-premises, in Microsoft cloud services like Azure and Office 365 or third-party services.

In a blog post by Microsoft’s Takeshi Numoto, corporate vice president, cloud and enterprise marketing, Microsoft said that Secure Islands provides data classification, protection and loss prevention technologies for “virtually any type of file.”

Secure Islands is just one of the security companies from Israel that Microsoft has scooped up in recent years. In September, the company acquired cloud application security company Adallom, and last year Microsoft bought enterprise cloud security company Aorato.

These cross-platform security solutions seem to align with the belief that multi-cloud will be a common approach for enterprises, and they will need security solutions that protect data seamlessly across these environments.

“By joining Microsoft, we will be able to extend and expand our vision,” Secure Islands CEO Aki Eldar said in a statement. “Microsoft has been a long time partner and its leadership in enterprise IT, its resources and global reach will help us innovate and deliver new information protection capabilities to both our current and new customer base.”

After the acquisition is completed Secure Islands’ technology will be integrated into Azure Rights Management Service. Secure Islands will continue to sell its existing solutions and support to customers.

This first ran at http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/microsoft-acquires-israeli-security-firm-secure-islands

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