Microsoft acquires CloudKnox, Cloud Infrastructure Entitlement Management (CIEM) Leader
CloudKnox offers complete visibility into privileged access, helping organizations strengthen cloud security and Zero Trust
CloudKnox Security, helps organizations right-size permissions and consistently enforce least-privilege principles to reduce risk, and it employs continuous analytics to help prevent security breaches and ensure compliance. This strengthens our comprehensive approach to cloud security.
The acquisition of CloudKnox further enables Microsoft Azure Active Directory(AAD)ustomers with granular visibility, continuous monitoring and automated remediation for hybrid and multi-cloud permissions. Also, AAD will provide unified privileged access management, identity management, and authority management, including:
- 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 Microsoft cloud security services, including Microsoft 365 Defender, Azure Defender and Azure Sentinel.
Microsoft acquisition of CloudKnox, like the another recent acquisition announcements on RiskIQ and ReFirm Labs, shows Microsoft focus and execution in acquiring, integrating and expanding the strongest defenses for our customers — from chip to cloud — backed by more than 3,500 defenders at Microsoft and the more than 8 trillion security signals we process every day. Microsoft is uniquely positioned to help empower and defend the future of hybrid work and multi-cloud environments, providing essential visibility, control and monitoring Zero Trust demands.