Microsoft, Amazon Eyeing Israeli Cyber-security Firms as Potential R&D Centers

Move would cement Israel’s reputation as global hub for information security, and could be the first of many buys in the field.

In closed-door meetings, senior officials at Microsoft have recently expressed their intention to buy at least one large Israeli cyber-security firm as a major investment, TheMarker has learned. Also, Internet retailing giant Amazon has put out feelers about buying one too.