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"Our vision is to deliver a new generation of security capabilities that helps our customers protect, detect and respond to the constantly evolving and ever-changing cyberthreat landscape," Terry Myerson, Executive Vice President, Windows and Devices Group, Microsoft, said.
Although the the terms of the agreement have not been disclosed, Tech Crunch reported that the deal was finalised for a price of $100 million to acquire the company that uses AI to identify and protect against attacks.
According to a Microsoft blog, once closed, the acquisition will build on the successful work Microsoft was already doing to help commercial Windows 10 customers detect, investigate and respond to advanced attacks on their networks with Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (WDATP).
With Hexadite, WDATP will include endpoint security automated remediation, while continuing the incredible growth in activations of WDATP, which now protects almost two million devices.
"Hexadite's technology and talent will augment our existing capabilities and enable our ability to add new tools and services to Microsoft's robust enterprise security offerings," Myerson added.
Windows 10 was the most secure version of Windows ever and with ongoing investments in the areas of automating detection and remediation.
Windows 10 would continue to drive deployments with customers like the US Department of Defence, Australian Department of Human Services, Kimberly-Clark, MARS Inc., Crystal Group and many others, the blog said.
Hexadite headquarters are based in Boston, with a team of researchers in Tel-Aviv, Israel.