Microsoft to acquire Israeli cyber security company

Israeli cybersecurity firm set to become highlight of Microsoft's cyber security business in Israel

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Updated Jul 28, 2015

Microsoft Corp plans to acquire Israeli cyber security company Adallom for $320 million, the Calcalist financial newspaper reported on Monday.

Adallom, which develops cloud security platforms, is expected to become the center for Microsoft's cyber security business in Israel, the newspaper said.

Adallom could not be reached for comment and officials at Microsoft in Israel declined to comment.

The US technology company has made several recent acquisitions in Israel, including security software developer Aorato for a reported $200 million. It also bought text analysis firm Equivio and the technology of digital pen maker N-trig.

Adallom has raised about $50 million from venture capital funds Sequoia Capitol and European Index Ventures as well as EMC Corp and Hewlett-Packard, among others, Israeli business newspaper Calcalist reported.

Adallom was founded in 2012 and has 80 employees at its offices in Israel and the United States.

It offers users information security technology on remote servers and is able to secure information stored on Salesforce's, Microsoft's or Google's cloud services and protect it from cyber attacks.