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Endpoint Security Alliance: Ernst & Young, Tanium Announce Partnership

Ernst & Young (EY) and Tanium, an endpoint management solutions provider backed by Salesforce, are working together to help organizations secure their devices.

With the partnership, EY can use the Tanium Platform to access real-time endpoint data across customers' IT environments, the companies stated. That way, EY can leverage endpoint data to assess and remediate customers' IT security issues.

Furthermore, EY can leverage the Tanium Platform to educate customers about cyber risks, according to the companies. They also can use the platform to uncover ways to help customers optimize their security posture.

A Closer Look at the Tanium Platform

The Tanium Platform provides security and IT operations teams with a single view of endpoint data in real time, the company indicated. It provides visibility and context across endpoints to help these teams manage and secure IT environments.

Key features of the Tanium Platform include:

  • Asset discovery
  • Configuration management
  • Patch management
  • Performance monitoring
  • Software management

The Tanium Platform helps security and IT operations teams identify, respond to and recover from cyberattacks across cloud and on-premises servers, systems and platforms, the company stated. It also enables these teams to make informed security decisions and minimize the risk of downtime, outages and other IT issues.

Tanium Partners with Salesforce, Google Cloud

Along with its EY partnership, Tanium in March 2021 launched its IT Service Center platform in conjunction with Salesforce. IT Service Center combines endpoint management and security with the Salesforce customer relationship management (CRM) platform, the companies stated.

Furthermore, Tanium in August 2020 announced a partnership with Google Cloud. Tanium and Google Cloud together deliver a threat response offering built on the Chronicle security analytics platform.

Tanium offers endpoint management and security solutions to global organizations. The company had a valuation of approximately $9 billion as of June 2020 following an investment from Salesforce's venture capital division.

Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.