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Microsoft Acquires Identity and Access Management Solutions Provider Alacris

 

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"“Customers have told us that smart cards are becoming an increasingly important part of their authentication and authorization strategy,” said Mike Nash, corporate vice president of the Security Technology Unit at Microsoft. “Through this acquisition, we’re excited to gain technology that makes it easier for customers to take advantage of the smart card capabilities in Windows® with tools to simplify smart card life-cycle management.”