Drata, a company offering continuous security and compliance automation technology, has acquired Harmonize.io, an intelligent user governance platform that integrates with business systems like HR and IT. The move serves to enhance Drata’s governance, access provisioning and artificial intelligence capabilities.

Harmonize uses AI and machine learning models to automate the identity lifecycle management process, including employee onboarding and offboarding, as well as mobile device management. Its solution lets companies securely automate access provisioning, enabling employees to use applications while reducing the attack surface from outside threats.

Alongside offering risk management and third-party risk management solutions, Drata recently introduced AI functionality that automates the analysis of vendor questionnaire responses to provide companies with a concise overview of potential risks. This acquisition will integrate Harmonize’s capabilities with Drata’s overall platform to further enhance real-time risk analysis and automate a variety of critical employee lifecycle controls.