Microsoft has purchased security software maker Securism for $2.7 billion.
Securis was founded in 2004 by ex-Microsoft executives.
Its mission is to help organizations and companies improve security by creating software and software services to help secure and manage their systems.
Securs software can be used for the following purposes:Security updates for Microsoft software security updates are offered for free to organizations with Windows, Windows Server and Windows Azure environments, and to customers who purchase an Office 365 subscription, Securist said in a press release.
Securus is also offering a new, free security software suite that it says can be installed on Windows Server 2016, Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2013.
The new suite is available for free for Windows 10 users and for free in Windows Server 2012, Windows 2012 R2, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 Professional.
Securi is currently offering two versions of its software: an enterprise-class security suite and a basic-class.
The security software can help organizations protect their network against threats and help protect their infrastructure from malware.
Microsoft said in its press release that Securists software has been downloaded more than 250 million times and is available in more than 300 countries.
The company also said it plans to introduce new security features to the suite later this year.
The purchase is a milestone for Microsoft.
It previously acquired security software provider AVG Technologies in 2016 for $1.2 billion, and its acquisition of Securias security software was announced last year.