Microsoft’s Acquisition of CyberX to Enable Unified Security Across Converged IT and Industrial Networks

By Sid Snitkin

Acquisition or Partnership

CyberX, the IoT/OT security company, announced that it is being acquired by Microsoft.

By integrating the CyberX platform with the Azure IoT stack, Azure Security Center for IoT, and Azure Sentinel, the first SIEM with native IoT support, Microsoft will now provide a simpler approach to unified security governance across both IT and industrial networks, as well as end-to-end security across managed and unmanaged IoT devices, enabling organizations to quickly detect and respond to advanced threats in converged networks.

With CyberX, customers can see a digital map of thousands of devices across a factory floor or within a building and gather information about their asset profile and vulnerabilities.  Gaining this visibility is not only critical for understanding where security risks may exist and then mitigating those risks, but it is also a fundamental step to securely enable smart manufacturing, smart grid and other digitization use cases across production facilities and the supply chain.

As CyberX is further integrated with Microsoft’s portfolio of IoT security offerings in threat protection that span users, endpoints, applications, data and more, the company will continue to deliver more value to its customers.

CyberX’s founders will join Microsoft, and the platform will continue to be enhanced and supported by CyberX personnel.  In addition, Microsoft is committed to the channel and will continue working with CyberX’s strategic reseller and technology partners worldwide.  The CyberX platform will continue to be available in a hybrid model supporting both cloud-connected and air-gapped networks.



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