Microsoft to acquire data protection firm Secure Islands

Microsoft announced Monday that it has made a deal to acquire Secure Islands, an Israeli company that focuses on protecting companies’ data. Neither company disclosed the terms of the deal.

The acquisition will help Microsoft level up its Azure Rights Management Service, which lets companies protect files individually and in bulk with tools that ensure they aren’t opened or modified by people who are unauthorized to do so. Secure Islands’s services include data classification technology that automatically detects the creation of new files from a variety of sources and then applies a protection policy to it.  

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