Microsoft acquires cloud security startup CloudKnox

Wednesday, 21. July 2021 18:51

Microsoft announced on Wednesday its most recent acquisition of CloudKnox company, a leader in Cloud Infrastructure Entitlement Management (CIEM), which helps control who gains access to cloud services. The move comes in line with Microsoft's efforts to expand its security business.

"Modern identity security needs to protect all users and resources consistently across multi-cloud and hybrid cloud environments. [...] Left in blind spots or uncontrolled, these permissions leave business critical systems open to infiltration and disruption," Joy Chik, Microsoft executive, wrote in his blog post.

Since last month, Microsoft added two security startup companies, RiskIQ and ReFirm Labs, to help build strong defense systems spanning from chip to cloud.

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