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EY Adds Microsoft Threat Protection to Cybersecurity-as-a-Service


EY, a Top 100 MSSP for 2018 and 2017, has added Microsoft Threat Protection capabilities to its Cybersecurity-as-a Service (CaaS) solution. Now, CaaS leverages Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection, Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection and Azure Security Center to help organizations detect cyberattacks that use advanced malware and persistent remote access attempts to steal sensitive data, according to a prepared statement.

CaaS provides data protection, digital identity and access management (IAM) and threat monitoring, detection and response capabilities, EY said. It also enables organizations to predict, track and manage risk across their investments in Microsoft technologies.

A Closer Look at the EY-Microsoft Alliance

CaaS represents one of several EY offerings that includes Microsoft cybersecurity capabilities.

For example, EY and Microsoft in July announced a financial crime compliance platform. Financial organizations can use the platform to target crime operations, including transaction monitoring, list screening and know your customer (KYC).

EY and Microsoft also launched a blockchain solution for content rights and royalties management in June. The solution provides near real-time visibility of sales transactions, along with insights into any content that is being purchased.

EY Partners with SAP, Unveils Risk Navigator

In addition to its Microsoft offerings, EY in May announced Risk Navigator, an integrated solution built on the SAP Cloud Platform.

Risk Navigator enables organizations to use predictive analytics to monitor and manage risk and compliance, according to EY. It also provides continuous risk monitoring and visualization capabilities to help organizations make informed cybersecurity decisions.

How Did EY Perform in FY18?

EY recorded global revenues of $34.8 billion in fiscal year 2018, up 7 percent year over year. The company increased its revenues across all of its geographic areas during the time frame and looks poised to accelerate its revenue growth in the near future.

Also, EY last month announced plans to invest $1 billion in new technology solutions and capabilities in areas like financial services, cyber, risk management, managed services, software, digital tax and digital audit. The company intends to make these investments over the next two financial years.

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.