Microsoft stated in a blog post on Wednesday (July 21) that it has acquired CloudKnox Security, bolstering its cybersecurity capabilities.
CloudKnox can assist businesses in right-size permissions, enforcing least-privilege principles to reduce risk, and enables analytics to improve security against intrusions.
Microsoft disclosed that purchase was undertaken due to the fact that there are greater needs for cybersecurity these days and IT modernisation is generally done across several clouds or hybrid cloud environments.
Along with this acquisition, Microsoft is now planning to introduce more upgraded services such as automated and simpler enforcement of access policy enforcement utilising a single integrated cloud platform for all identities. This acquisition also provides more signal-enabling, high-precision machine learning-based anomaly detection as well as easy integration with Microsoft’s other cloud security services, including Microsoft 365 Defender, Azure Defender, and Azure Sentinel.
While more firms are using cloud-based services, Microsoft observes that there are still challenges with things like assessing, preventing, enforcing, and governing access for hybrid and multi-cloud uses, with incomplete views most of the time.