The most important security acquisitions of 2017 so far

Tamlin Magee
Tamlin Magee

Tamlin Magee

Tamlin is online editor at Techworld and ComputerworldUK. He has previously covered a wide range of beats at a variety of publications, from European channel markets, enterprise cloud and privacy to architecture, design, film and music. He is particularly interested in the intersection between technology, the political sphere and the day-to-day.

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This year is already shaping up to be an interesting year for acquisitions as some of the biggest names in technology swallow up vendors and startups - with a particular focus on machine learning, AI, and automation.

AWS quietly picked up a small San Diego startup - Harvest.ai - to boost its cloud threat detection capabilities, while Microsoft splashed out a figure believed to be around the $100 million mark for Israeli automated incident response business Hexadite.

Read on for the most important cybersecurity acquisitions of 2017 so far. 

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