Microsoft Gives Cisco an Industrial Run for Its Money

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By Michela Menting | 3Q 2020 | IN-5856


CyberX Acquisition


Microsoft recently announced its US$165 million acquisition of CyberX, an industrial cybersecurity startup specializing in managing Internet of Things (IoT) and Operational Technology (OT) networks and devices (notably for critical infrastructure, such as SGN, Adani Power, IDE Americas, among others). The move will bring CyberX under Microsoft’s IoT Azure offerings, where it already provides multi-layer IoT security—secure hardware, secure Operating System (OS), and secure cloud onboarding and management through Azure Sphere—and IoT security monitoring with Azure Sentinel, Microsoft’s Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)/Security Orchestration Automated Response (SOAR) solution.

The Race for Market-Leading Industrial Cybersecurity


The acquisition allows Microsoft to expand its IoT security offerings and cover brownfield implementations in addition to the latest generation of connected devices. This means that the tech firm can now provide security coverage for legacy industrial control systems including h…

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