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Microsoft Agrees to Acquire Cybersecurity Company RiskIQ

Software giant said to pay more than $500 million in cash for the San Francisco company

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Microsoft Corp. said it has agreed to acquire RiskIQ, a security software maker, as the tech giant tries to expand its products and better protect customers amid a rising tide of global cyberattacks.

The company announced the deal Monday on its web site and didn’t disclose terms. Bloomberg on Sunday reported the purchase, citing people familiar with the matter. Microsoft is paying more than $500 million in cash for the company, said one of the people, who declined to be named discussing confidential matters.