Microsoft intends to help their customers build a more comprehensive view of the global threats to their businesses through this acquisition as well as enable the ability to better understand vulnerable internet-facing assets, and build world-class threat intelligence.
“Microsoft has long been a leader in delivering end-to-end cloud-native security with Microsoft 365 Defender, Microsoft Azure Defender, and Microsoft Azure Sentinel that help protect, detect, and respond to threats in multi-cloud and hybrid cloud environments. With the acquisition of RiskIQ, we will continue our mission to help customers defend their growing digital estate against increasing cyber threats,” said Eric Doerr, Vice President Cloud Security at Microsoft.
The California based firm, RiskIQ is claimed to have more than a decade of experience scanning and analyzing the internet as well as helping customers discover and assess the security of their entire enterprise attack surface – in the Microsoft cloud, AWS, other clouds, on-premises, and from their supply chain.
“The vision and mission of RiskIQ is to provide unmatched internet visibility and insights to better protect and inform our customers and partners’ security programs. We’re thrilled to add RiskIQ’s Attack Surface and Threat Intelligence solutions to the Microsoft Security portfolio, extending and accelerating our impact. Our combined capabilities will enable best-in-class protection, investigations, and response against today’s threats,” said Elias Manousos, Cofounder and CEO of RiskIQ.
RiskIQ is said to offer global threat intelligence collected from across the internet, crowd-sourced through its PassiveTotal community of security researchers and analyzed using machine learning – which organizations can leverage on to gain context into the source of attacks, tools and systems, and indicators of compromise to detect and neutralize attacks quickly.