Microsoft to Acquire Israeli Cyber Security Business Adallom

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Tel Aviv-based business newspaper Calcalist today reported that Microsoft is set to buy the Israel-based cyber security company Adallom for $320 million. The newspaper added that Adallom is expected to form the center for the US tech giant’s cyber security operations in Israel.

The Economic Times has noted that Adallom “could not be reached for comment”, while Israel-based Microsoft officials declined to comment, but the supposed deal remains notable for several reasons. For one, it would be the latest in several acquisitions that Microsoft has made in the Western Asia country.

The Adallom purchase would be financially pricier for Microsoft than the reported $200 million that it recently shelled out for the Israeli security software developer Aorato. Other acquisitions of Microsoft’s in that country have included the text analysis company Equivio.

Adallom, which already has operations in the US, can secure data stored on cloud services run by the international companies Microsoft and Google, but it remains unclear whether Adallom workers currently based in Israel would be expected, following a Microsoft acquisition, to move to the US.

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