Confirmed: Microsoft to acquire Secure Islands

Microsoft today confirmed that they have acquired Secure Islands, a data security startup in Israel. This is Microsoft’s 5th acquisition in Israel in past year alone. Just few months back, Microsoft acquired Adallom, an another Israeli security startup.

Secure Islands’ technology enhances the data protection capabilities available today with Azure Rights Management Service, Microsoft’s cloud-based information protection solution. The company has long been a close Microsoft partner and built its solutions using our rights management technology. Secure Islands will continue to sell its existing solutions and support its customers.

After completing this acquisition, we will integrate Secure Islands’ technology into Azure Rights Management Service to provide a flexible architecture able to meet the most rigorous protection and compliance requirements. These new capabilities, combined with the data classification in Windows and Office 365, will provide our customers with the industry’s most comprehensive data protection solution.

Read more about it here and here.

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