Microsoft have said  it has agreed to acquire Hexadite, a US-Israeli provider of technology to automate responses to cyber-attacks.Financial terms were not disclosed but thought it may be up to $100 million Hexadite says its technology increases productivity and reduces costs for businesses.The idea is to expand Microsoft’s existing security portfolio with an infusion of new technology. Microsoft’s vision is to deliver a new generation of security capabilities that helps our customers protect Hexadite 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.”

Microsoft said that when the deal closes, Hexadite will be folded into work it does to develop security solutions for commercial Windows 10 customers, specifically 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 2 million devices.