Microsoft acquires BlueTalon, a Unified Data Access Control solutions provider

What you need to know

  • Microsoft acquired BlueTalon, a company that works with big data and security.
  • Microsoft acquiring BlueTalon will help it work better with enterprises.
  • BlueTalon focuses on using data in a secure manner.

Microsoft acquired BlueTalon, a company focused on using big data in secure ways (via OnMSFT). The focus of BlueTalon is to "eliminate data security blind spots and gain visibility and control of data" according to the post announcing the acquisition. BlueTalon has worked with Fortune 100 companies regarding data security.

Rohan Kumar, Corporate Vice President, Azure Data, shared his thoughts on BlueTalon and Microsoft in the announcement post:

The IP and talent acquired through BlueTalon brings a unique expertise at the apex of big data, security and governance. This acquisition will enhance our ability to empower enterprises across industries to digitally transform while ensuring right use of data with centralized data governance at scale through Azure."

Microsoft aims to help companies use data in a secure manner that is compliant with data guidelines.

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