Microsoft and Amazon May Open Cyber Centers in Israel

(Ha'aretz) Orr Hirschauge - In closed-door meetings, senior officials at Microsoft have recently expressed their intention to buy at least one large Israeli cyber-security firm as a major investment. Internet retailing giant Amazon has also put out feelers about buying one as well. In 2013, IBM bought the Israeli information security firm Trusteer for $650 million and opened a research and development center in Israel, a model Microsoft is apparently seeking to emulate. "Cisco, CA, Trend Micro, Huawei - we're seeing all of them coming here hunting," said an official from one Israeli cyber-security firm.

2014-01-27 00:00:00

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