HomeWinBuzzer NewsMicrosoft Purchases CloudKnox Security to Bolster Azure Cloud Security

Microsoft Purchases CloudKnox Security to Bolster Azure Cloud Security

Microsoft has purchased CIEM leader CloudKnox Security for an undisclosed amount to work within Azure Active Directory.


's recent flurry of activity snapping up security firms now includes a new acquisition… CloudKnox Security. Once again, this shows Microsoft's commitment to deliver the most secure cloud products possible. The company is achieving that through its own robust security services, and by simply buying companies to fill any gaps.

In a blog post to confirm the deal, Joy Chik, corporate VP of Microsoft Identity, explains how CloudKnox Security will bolster the company's wider cloud security services.

If you are unfamiliar with CloudKnox Security, it develops Entitlement Management (CIEM) services. As a leader in the space, the company allows organizations to manage permissions and privilege access. Using analytics, the platform protects against security breaches.

CloudKnox will work on Active Directory to provide deeper visibility for customers, who can monitor and automate multi-cloud, cloud, and hybrid permissions. In the blog post, Chik explains how this will benefit organizations:

  • “Automated and simplified access policy enforcement in one integrated multi-cloud platform for all human and workload identities.
  • The widest breadth of signal-enabling, high-precision machine learning-based anomaly detections.
  • Seamless integration with other security services, including Defender, Azure Defender and Azure Sentinel.”


This acquisition follows Microsoft's deal to buy RiskIQ, which was announced earlier this month. The company is used by 30% of Fortune 500 organizations. With over 6,000 global customers, RiskIQ provides cloud security for giants such as , BMW, and even the US Postal Service.

Microsoft's cloud security VP Eric Doerr said the acquisition allows customers to “build a more comprehensive view of the global threats to their businesses, better understand vulnerable internet-facing assets, and build world-class threat intelligence.”

Tip of the day: Windows 10s Power Throttling can net up to 11% more battery savings per charge with little negative impact. In some scenarios you might consider turning Power Throttling off for single apps that you want run with maximum performance. Our tutorial shows you various methods to manage Power Throttling.

Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

Recent News