Microsoft has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Hexadite, a security firm based in Boston and with researchers operating out of Israel. According to Microsoft, it plans to eventually integrate Hexadite's automated threat detection technology with its Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection platform.
When the deal is finalized, Hexadite will come under the purview of Terry Myerson and the Windows and Devices group. Myerson commented on the deal, stating:
Exact terms of the deal were not disclosed, but a recent report ahead of the acquisition pegged its value at around $100 million.
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