Buying Power: 12 Notable Microsoft Acquisitions

PhoneFactor: Oct. 4, 2012

Microsoft acquired PhoneFactor, a multifactor authentication solution, to "bring effective and easy-to-use multifactor authentication to our cloud services and on-premises applications," said Bharat Shah, corporate vice president, Server and Tools Division for Microsoft, in a statement. "PhoneFactor's solutions will help Microsoft customers, partners and developers enhance the security of almost any authentication scenario," according to the statement.