Microsoft marches forward with its security plan, releasing Cloud App Security

As Microsoft works its way toward implementing the security plan that CEO Satya Nadella outlined in a talk last Fall in DC, part of that has been creating tools and part buying them. Today, it announced that Adallom, a company it bought last year was becoming generally available and renamed Microsoft Cloud App Security.

While the new name lacks the pizazz of the original, it does convey to customers and sales alike what the product actually does a bit more clearly, and that’s help companies detect cloud apps in use in a company — whether from Microsoft or a third party. That last part speaks to the new philosophy in play at Microsoft that when it makes sense, its products won’t be “all Microsoft, all the time” as they have in the past, but will work cross-product and cross-platform, even when those products may compete directly or indirectly with Microsoft.