Microsoft buys cloud-security vendor Adallom

Microsoft has purchased cloud-security vendor Adallom for an undisclosed amount.

Microsoft has purchased cloud-security vendor Adallom for an undisclosed amount.

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Adallom has technology that monitors the use of software-as-a-service applications from Salesforce, Google, Amazon, Dropbox and Microsoft. (In Microsoft's case, Adallom monitors Office 365.)

Adallom -- a company with its R&D efforts headquartered in Tel Aviv -- is based in Palo Alto, Calif. Adallom's founders met while servicing in the Israel Defense Forces.

/Microsoft bought another cloud-seucrity vendor, Aorato, with Israeli Defense Force ties, in 2014. Aorato has been rebranded as Advanced Threat Analytics.

In July, there were reports Microsoft paid $320 million for Adallom. At that time, neither Microsoft nor Adallom officials would comment on the alleged purchase.

In its September 8 blog post announcing the acquisition, Microsoft officials said: "Adallom will complement existing offerings that Microsoft makes available today as part of Office 365 and the Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS), including our recent Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics release."

There's no word so far as to whether Microsoft will continue to support Adallom's ability to monitor other non-Microsoft cloud apps, moving forward. But I'd think there's a good chance it will, given Microsoft's cross-platform push these days.