Microsoft Company has acquired cyber security start up firm, Hexadite for around $1000mn
The Microsoft Company has acquired cyber security start up firm of Israel called Hexadite for around $1000 million. The acquisition has been reported first of all by the Hebrew language website last month. The Hexadite Company was founded in the year 2014 in Tel Aviv and is head quartered in the Boston city. The company is specialized in the investigation of the cyber attacks. It is also involved in the mitigation of damages to the system through the utilization of machine learning. The R&D centre of the company is located in Israel itself. The deal would enable Hexadite to add innovative tools and services to the Microsoft Company’s enterprise security offerings.
The Hexadite connects to advanced detection technology for the investigation and resolution of cyber security threats
The Microsoft already made an announcement in January this year that it will be investing around $1 billion in a year on the cyber security research. Some of the other investors in the Hexadite Company include the Hewlett Packard Ventures along with the TenEleven and YL Ventures which are the venture capital companies. When Hexadite detects any kind of security threat, it goes straight to the end point and moves to the queries network resources for getting more information. The company connects to the already existing detection technology for the investigation and resolution of the threats.
Microsoft Company is planning to integrate detection technology of Hexadite into its Windows 10
Since any kind of advanced and targeted cyber attack could lead to the loss of more than $12 million, the Microsoft Company is planning to integrate the detection technology of the Hexadite into its Windows 10 for strengthening its enterprise security system. There will be integration of the artificial intelligence based automatic investigation processes and remediation into the WDATP which is Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection. This is going to make the response to the cyber attack incident faster and highly efficient. The ultimate goal of Microsoft is to deliver the high end security capabilities to the customers that will constantly detect and respond to the ever changing and ever evolving cyber attack landscapes.
Microsoft will boost its security capabilities through the deal
The Hexadite Company will be augmenting the existing capabilities of Microsoft and will be providing the new security tools and technology that will be added to the security offerings of the Microsoft. The acquisition of Hexadite is part of the overall strategy of the company to boost their security capabilities through the implementation of the new technology like artificial intelligence and machine learning.
This deal is the latest addition to series of acquisitions which have been already made by Microsoft
This deal is the latest addition to the series of acquisitions which have been already made by Microsoft and this time it is targeting the small sized cyber security firms.Microsft company had already acquired Adallom, Aorato and also the Secure Islands in the past few years in an effort to strengthen its cyber security portolio.The team of researchers which are employed by Hexadite would be fully absorbed into the Microsoft company‘s Windows after the full closure of the deal.