Organizations are increasingly employing the cloud to reimagine every facet of their business. Hybrid work has accelerated this digital metamorphosi, and patrons are challenged with the increasing sophistication and frequency of cyberattacks. Today, Microsoft is announcing that we have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire RiskIQ, a leader in world threat intelligence and assault surface handling, to help our shared customers build a more comprehensive view of the global threats to their businesses, better understand vulnerable internet-facing assets, and construct world-class threat intelligence.
As organisations seek this digital change and espouse the concept of Zero Trust, their applications, infrastructure, and even IoT applications are increasingly running across multiple clouds and hybrid cloud environments. Effectively the internet is becoming their new network, and it’s increasingly critical to understand the full scope of their assets to reduce their attempt surface.
RiskIQ assists customers detect and assess the security of their entire enterprise attack surface–in the Microsoft cloud, AWS, other clouds, on-premises, and from their supply chain. With more than a decade of experience scanning and analyzing the internet, RiskIQ can help enterprises identify and remediate vulnerable assets before an attacker can capitalize on them.
” The vision and mission of RiskIQ is to provide unmatched internet visibility and insights to better protect and inform our customers and spouses’ security programs. We’re thrilled to add RiskIQ’s Attack Surface and Threat Intelligence solutions to the Microsoft Security portfolio, extending and accelerating our impact. Our mixed capabilities will enable best-in-class protection, investigations, and response against today’s menaces .”– RiskIQ Cofounder and CEO Elias Manousos
In addition, RiskIQ offers global threat intelligence collected from across the internet, crowd-sourced through its PassiveTotal community of security researchers and analyzed employing machine learning. Organizations can leverage RiskIQ threat intelligence to gain context into the source of attacks, tools and systems, and indicators of compromise to detect and neutralize assaults quickly.
The combination of RiskIQ’s strike surface management and threat intelligence empowers security teams to assemble, graph, and recognize the relation between their digital attack surface and attacker infrastructure and activities to help provide increased protection and faster response.
Microsoft has long been a leader in delivering end-to-end cloud-native security with Microsoft 365 Defender, Microsoft Azure Defender, and Microsoft Azure Sentinel that help protect, see, and respond to threats in multi-cloud and hybrid cloud environments. With the acquisition of RiskIQ, we will continue our mission to help customers defend their growing digital property against increasing cyber threats.
RiskIQ has built a strong customer base and community of security professionals who we will continue to support, foster, and develop. RiskIQ’s technology and team will be a powerful addition to our security portfolio to best serve our reciprocal customers. For more information about RiskIQ check out their website or petition a demo.
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