Microsoft Agrees to Acquire Cybersecurity Company RiskIQ

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  1. hawki

    hawki Registered Member

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    "(Bloomberg) -- Microsoft Corp. said it has agreed to acquire RiskIQ, a security software maker, as the tech giant tries to expand its products and better protect customers amid a rising tide of global cyberattacks...

    San Francisco-based RiskIQ makes cloud software for detecting security threats, helping clients understand where and how they can be attacked on complex webs of corporate networks and devices...

    Microsoft is paying more than $500 million in cash for the company..."

    https://www.itprotoday.com/data-sec...t-agrees-acquire-cybersecurity-company-riskiq
     
  2. EASTER

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    Such this announcement sending damage control signal after the recent Kaseya strike right smack to their inbuilt security apparatus.
     
  3. Rasheed187

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    I've got a crazy idea, why doesn't M$ buy a third party AV company so that they can improve Win Defender even more? Or would the DOJ forbid such a move?
     
  4. roger_m

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    They did that years ago when they bought the technology of Reliable Antivirus/RAV (also known as Romanian Antivirus).
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GeCAD_Software
    https://gecad.com/company/rav-antivirus/
     
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  6. EASTER

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    Shame Microsoft so far is refused to ramp up Windows Defender for Windows 7 and 8 since those user's really contributed to the huge massive popularity that Microsoft enjoys now more than any other versions IMO.
     
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