Microsoft has acquired security company Adallom in a bid to give IT departments more control over application access and data stored across cloud services.
The growing popularity of cloud services and the move of critical apps from in-house data centers is putting pressure on vendors to offer more advanced management tools. With the acquisition of Adallom, Microsoft is addressing the security part of that puzzle.
The financial details of the deal were not announced.
Adallom expands on Microsoft’s existing identity offerings, among other things adding a cloud access security broker, to give customers visibility and control over application access as well as critical data stored across cloud services, Microsoft said in a blog post on Tuesday.