November 16, 2014 | Microsoft confirmed reports that that it will purchase Israeli cyber security firm Aorato. While news outlets like the “Wall Street Journal” and others reported that the deal would be closed for $200 million, Microsoft did not reveal the financial details of the agreement. Speaking of the Aorato deal, Takeshi Numoto, Microsoft’s Vice President of Cloud and Enterprise Marketing, said, “We all know corporate security is more important than ever. Nearly every day there are more headlines about breaches, fraud and data loss. Unfortunately, compromised passwords, stolen identities and network intrusion are a fact of life. Companies need new, intelligent solutions to help them adapt and defend themselves inside the network, not just at its edge.” Aorato was founded in 2011 by CEO Idan Plotnik, Michael Dolinsky and Ohad Plotnik.