Microsoft seems to have a peculiar taste in Israel-based security firms. As a result of that taste, the Redmond-giant has today made its fifth purchase in the country and has acquired security firm Secure Islands for an undisclosed amount. The motive is to use the newly acquired intellectual property to refine its Microsoft Azure Rights Management Service.
Post refining the service, Microsoft intends to better help companies meet compliance and protection requirements of their cloud, on-premises and mobile data,
This is Microsoft’s fifth purchase in the country and third if we talk in terms of security based firms. It purchased cloud-security vendor Adallom in September. Adallom has technology that monitors the use of software-as-a-service applications from Salesforce, Google, Amazon, Dropbox and Microsoft.
Furthermore, Microsoft bought another cloud-seucrity vendor, Aorato, with Israeli Defense Force ties, in 2014. Aorato has now been rebranded as Advanced Threat Analytics.
Based in Israel, Secure Islands provides tools for data classification, protection and loss prevention technologies for a wide range of files, which allows customers to apply data protection to more applications. Global customers, such as UBS, OSRAM, Vodafone and Credit Suisse, uses a great deal of Secure Islands tools.
For long, Microsoft has been making relentless efforts to bolster its cloud security and has made numerous acquisitions to achieve so. Secure Islands’s tools fit compatible to Microsoft intentions. Secure Islands has been around since 2006 and has raised $11.1 million to-date.