Microsoft Boosting Azure IoT Security
Microsoft just announced today they are acquiring CyberX, a security startup focusing on detecting, stopping and predicting security breaches on the network of the internet of things. This move comes as no surprise, as Microsoft has made it clear it they were going to continue to strengthen the Microsoft Azure product. Azure IoT Security being one area they have been focusing on lately due to the evolution with the digital transformation.
Microsoft has been steadily growing their IT services for large enterprises and cybersecurity. They have also invested over $5 billion dollars on IoT solutions, which also ties into growing their IT services for large enterprises. CyberX offers various tools to customers to help better manage the IoT networks. Their product allows end users to identify and connect with existing IoT assets across wider physical footprints and then also identify security issues and fix them within those footprints.
“CyberX will complement the existing Azure IoT security capabilities, and extends to existing devices including those used in industrial IoT, Operational Technology and infrastructure scenarios” said Michal Braverman-Blumenstyk, CVP, CTO, Cloud + AI Security, and Sam George, CVP, Cloud + AI Azure IoT in a blog post. “With CyberX, customers can discover their existing IoT assets, and both manage and improve the security posture of those devices.”
Microsoft continues to feed resources into the Azure machine so it is no surprise Azure is dominating the cloud space. You have to give Microsoft credit for the fact they realize sometimes strengthening a solution might mean bringing in another partner that does that thing maybe just a little better. We will stay tuned, Microsoft, to see what move you are making next to continue to push Azure cloud to the top and beyond.
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