Is RiskIQ the new acquisition of Microsoft for security?

Founded in 2019, with 265 employees (second LinkedIn) and specialized in the development of solutions dedicated to the management of attacks, RiskIQ could be the new acquisition made by Microsoft. This was reported by the Bloomberg editorial team, citing an economic investment quantified at over 500 million dollars. Did Microsoft buy RiskIQ for security? At the moment, using the conditional is a must, as there is no official confirmation (and denial). Based in San Francisco, the company aims to extend cybersecurity beyond the firewall by conducting glonal threat investigations and uncovering unknowns. It raised $ 15 million in funding in June 2020, a period in which the health crisis and the consequent large-scale adoption of the smart working focused their attention on the issue of security, also and above all in the corporate environment. . Among its clients are some major names such as BMW AG, American Express Co., Box Inc., BNP Paribas and US Postal Service.The official announcement of the acquisition could arrive within a few days. It would not be the first move of this kind by the Redmond group: last month it reached out to ReFirm Labs and last year to CyberX, with the same goal.

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