theregister.co.uk – Microsoft has acquired cloud security outfit Adallom.
Adallom was founded in 2012 and follows the “R&D; in Israel, sales in Silicon Valley” template for a range of data security products for clouds. The company’s wares bring data loss prevention and reporting to cloud storage services, offering users the chance to see just who’s accessed what data and to set policies to control that sort of thing.
Microsoft says it acquired the company because it “expands on Microsoft’s existing identity assets, and 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 services.” Such a feature set is important because in these cloudy times “identity is a critical control plane for managing and protecting access to applications and data.”
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