Microsoft deepens security investment with purchase of AI-based security company Hexadite

Microsoft has announced their intention to purchase  Hexadite, a company delivering agentless, automatic incident investigation and remediation solutions.

Hexadite uses artificial intelligence to investigate security alerts and remediate threats, allowing IT teams to resolving incidents in minutes and freeing up staff to focus on the threats that truly demand their expertise.

The technology will build on the work Microsoft is already doing to help commercial Windows 10 customers detect, investigate and respond to advanced attacks on their networks with Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (WDATP). WDATP already protects almost 2 million devices.

With Hexadite  Advanced Threat Protection will add artificial intelligence-based automatic investigation and remediation capabilities, making response and remediation faster and more effective.

“Our vision is to deliver a new generation of security capabilities that helps our customers protect, detect and respond to the constantly evolving and ever-changing cyberthreat landscape,” said Terry Myerson, executive vice president, Windows and Devices Group, Microsoft. “Hexadite’s technology and talent will augment our existing capabilities and enable our ability to add new tools and services to Microsoft’s robust enterprise security offerings.”

Following the close of the deal and after a period of integration, Hexadite will be fully absorbed into Microsoft as part of the Windows and Devices Group.

The terms of the agreement have not been disclosed but is speculated to be at around $100 million.

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