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Microsoft's acquisition of Secure Islands aims to improve cloud services security

The protection of user data is a huge priority for many companies. After major data breach scandals of Ashley Madison and T-Mobile earlier this year, companies are now trying more than ever to find innovative methods to stay one step ahead of hackers.

So it comes as no surprise that Microsoft has acquired Israeli-based security company Secure Islands. Corporate Vice President of Cloud Enterprise and Marketing, Takeshi Numoto, says the acquisition will help customers secure business data across on-premises systems, Microsoft cloud services like Azure and Office 365, third-party services, and any Windows, iOS or Android device.

The Redmond-based company also plans to integrate Secure Islands’ technology into Azure Rights Management Service, which the company says will provide a flexible architecture able to meet global protection and compliance requirements.

Data protection capabilities will also be included in Windows and Office 365, which they hope will provide customers with the most comprehensive data protection solution in the industry.

Secure Islands CEO Aki Eldar says he is thrilled to join Microsoft, as the company hits a new, exciting milestone.

“Microsoft has been a long time partner and its leadership in enterprise IT, its resources and global reach will help us innovate and deliver new information protection capabilities to both our current and new customer base.”

While Secure Islands has been a long-term partner of Microsoft, the acquisition will help to ensure that Microsoft has the tools to help combat the rising threat of data theft.

Source: Microsoft | Open security lock on computer via Shutterstock

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