Microsoft today announced that it is acquiring BlueTalon, a leading provider of data-centric security for next-gen data platforms. BlueTalon helps enterprises to take control of their data by allowing them to give users access to the data they need, nothing else. BlueTalon already works with several Fortune 100 companies to eliminate data security blind spots and gain visibility and control of data.
BlueTalon provides a customer-proven, data-centric solution for data access management and auditing across the diverse systems resident in modern data estates.
“The IP and talent acquired through BlueTalon brings a unique expertise at the apex of big data, security and governance. This acquisition will enhance our ability to empower enterprises across industries to digitally transform while ensuring right use of data with centralized data governance at scale through Azure,” said Rohan Kumar, Corporate Vice President, Azure Data.
“BlueTalon enterprise customers increasingly began to migrate more and more of their data to the cloud and asked us to support them in that process. As we began exploring partnership opportunities with various hyperscale cloud providers to better serve our customers, Microsoft deeply impressed us. The Azure Data team was uniquely thoughtful and visionary when it came to data governance. We found them to be the perfect fit for us in both mission and culture. So when Microsoft asked us to join forces, we jumped at the opportunity,” wrote Eric Tilenius, Chief Executive Officer, BlueTalon, Inc.
BlueTalon team will be part of Microsoft’s Azure Data Governance group post acquisition process.