Microsoft may have bought yet another cloud-security vendor.
An Israeli financial site reported on July 19 that Microsoft bought Adallom -- a company with its R&D efforts headquartered in Tel Aviv -- for $320 million. (Adallom's corporate headquarters are in Palo Alto, Calif.)
Adallom has developed a system to monitor the use of software-as-a-service applications from Salesforce, Google and Microsoft. Among Adallom's claims to fame: The startup uncovered an Office 365 security flaw it reported to Microsoft.
"Microsoft isn't commenting," said a Microsoft spokesperson when I asked about rumors of the company buying Adallom.
"We can neither confirm nor deny any of the questions you may have related to recent rumors," a spokesperson for Adallom answered me via email after I asked about Microsoft's rumored purchase of the company.
One of my contacts said that Microsoft has been on a buying spree for cloud cybersecurity companies. The codename for the Adallom purchase may be "Andover," according to that contact.