Microsoft Azure|Security

Microsoft ratchets up its cloud security credibility by acquiring Adallom


Microsoft has announced this morning that they have acquired Adallom, a cloud security firm. The acquisition will boost Microsoft’s capabilities in securing content that is stored in its cloud and provide greater assurance to its customers that their data is safe.

Adallom, founded in 2012, is a cloud access security broker that delivers visibility, governance and protection for cloud applications. The tools offered by the company are available as SaaS or for on-prem deployment with the goal of making it easy to secure your data.

It’s simple to see why Microsoft would want to integrate these types of solutions into its portfolio of services as data security has been a hot topic lately with high profile data leaks like Ashley Madison making the rounds in the press. With this purchase, Microsoft is adding additional capabilities to its suite of security services to make sure that it’s clients are well protected.

Sponsored Content

Passwords Haven’t Disappeared Yet

123456. Qwerty. Iloveyou. No, these are not exercises for people who are brand new to typing. Shockingly, they are among the most common passwords that end users choose in 2021. Research has found that the average business user must manually type out, or copy/paste, the credentials to 154 websites per month. We repeatedly got one question that surprised us: “Why would I ever trust a third party with control of my network?

Microsoft has shown a serious commitment to its cloud offering from building out billion dollar data centers to increasing the performance of its offerings with new virtual machines. With today’s announcement, the company is adding another SaaS offering to its portfolio which is proving to be a favorite type of business because of the on-going revenue stream these types of services deliver.

Microsoft has been on a buying spree of late, the company announced last week that it had purchased Volometrix, a company that specializes in organizational analytics. For both acquisitions, Microsoft did not list a purchase price.

You can read more about Microsoft’s purchase of Adallom here.

Related Topics:


Don't have a login but want to join the conversation? Sign up for a Petri Account

Comments (0)

Leave a Reply

Brad Sams has more than a decade of writing and publishing experience under his belt including helping to establish new and seasoned publications From breaking news about upcoming Microsoft products to telling the story of how a billion dollar brand was birthed in his book, Beneath a Surface, Brad is a well-rounded journalist who has established himself as a trusted name in the industry.
Don't leave your business open to attack! Come learn how to protect your AD in this FREE masterclass!REGISTER NOW - Thursday, December 2, 2021 @ 1 pm ET

Active Directory (AD) is leveraged by over 90% of enterprises worldwide as the authentication and authorization hub of their IT infrastructure—but its inherent complexity leaves it prone to misconfigurations that can allow attackers to slip into your network and wreak havoc. 

Join this session with Microsoft MVP and MCT Sander Berkouwer, who will explore:

  • Whether you should upgrade your domain controllers to Windows Server
    2019 and beyond
  • Achieving mission impossible: updating DCs within 48 hours
  • How to disable legacy protocols and outdated compatibility options in
    Active Directory

Sponsored by: