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Microsoft has confirmed its acquisition of BlueTalon, a data access control developer that creates solutions across platforms. In a blog post, Microsoft said the company will increase digital transformation solutions for customers.

“The IP and talent acquired through BlueTalon brings a unique expertise at the apex of big data, security and governance,” said Rohan Kumar, corporate vice president of Azure Data. “Together with BlueTalon, we are committed to help enterprises become data-driven companies in a secure and compliant manner. We’re excited to welcome the BlueTalon team to Microsoft and can’t wait to get started.”

BlueTalon is a Redwood City, California-based company that created a suite that allows organizations to shore up security hole in data estates. These a diverse data infrastructure that are patchwork and allow companies to manage their corporate data.

The BlueTalon solution helps IT departments manage security by giving them more visibility of the data and control on how to handle it.

“BlueTalon enterprise customers increasingly began to migrate more and more of their data to the cloud and asked us to support them in that process,” wrote CEO Eric Tilenius in a press release. “As we began exploring partnership opportunities with various hyper-scale cloud providers to better serve our customers, Microsoft deeply impressed us … We found them to be the perfect fit for us in both mission and culture.”

The terms of Microsoft’s acquisition of BlueTalon were not disclosed.

Data Sharing

Last week, Microsoft continued its push to make data sharing more efficient between organizations. In a blog post, Erich Andersen, CVP & Chief IP Counsel for Microsoft, said data sharing can be beneficial despite concerns over security and privacy.

“Organizations that wish to share data often have to confront the reality of having to spend months or even years negotiating and drawing contracts to govern data sharing arrangements,” Andersen said.