Press release
11 Jul 2023  | London, GB

EY recognized by Microsoft for collaboration in security and compliance offerings

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  • The EY organization is awarded for providing clients with innovative security solutions by leveraging Microsoft technology

The EY organization announces it received industry accolades from Microsoft for its commitment to addressing the rapidly evolving landscape of cross-border data access, security and protection regulations, as well as driving client impact and innovation. The awards acknowledge the EY organization’s global alliance with Microsoft and position as a leader in the identity space.

The accolades include:

  • US Microsoft Security, Compliance, 2023 Microsoft Partner of the Year 
  • US Security, 2023 Microsoft Partner of Year Finalist
  • Identity Trailblazer, 2023 Microsoft Security Excellence Award

The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards recognizes Microsoft collaborators that have developed and delivered outstanding Microsoft-based applications, services and devices during the past year.

The 2023 Microsoft Security Excellence Awards higlight enterprises that have demonstrated excellence across security, identity, management, compliance and privacy in the past 12 months. The organizations honored are part of the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association, an ecosystem of independent software vendors and managed security service providers that have integrated their products and services with Microsoft’s security technology.

Nicole Koopman, Cybersecurity Alliance Leader at Ernst & Young LLP says:

“We are honored to receive the Microsoft Partner of the Year Award for Security Compliance. In this era of heightened scrutiny, organizations must adopt a proactive approach to cybersecurity. At the EY organization, we understand the challenges companies face in transitioning from siloed cybersecurity strategies to a collaborative and comprehensive approach.

Through the alliance with Microsoft, we empower EY clients to embrace this collaborative mindset by leveraging the robust suite of Microsoft Security and Compliance solutions. Together, EY teams and Microsoft drive proactive offerings that help enable clients to navigate the complex regulatory landscape and safeguard their critical data assets.”

Sam Tang, EY Americas Digital Identity Leader, says:

“We are honored to be recognized as the Identity Trailblazer by the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association. Microsoft is a vital collaborator in our mission to build trust and push the boundaries of innovation. Verifying workplace credentials for LinkedIn through Entra Verified ID is just one example of our efforts to simplify and enhance digital interactions, help ensuring greater trust and confidence for both organizations and individuals.”

The EY organization has recently been named a preferred Go-To-Market collaborator by Microsoft to assist mutual clients in planning and implementing Entra ID Governance, a solution that increases employee productivity and helps meet compliance and regulatory requirements. Together, the two organizations are transforming the way businesses protect and manage identities.

Through the EY-Microsoft Alliance, other various offerings are available to help companies across industries generate long-term value by unlocking the power of data and combining business ingenuity, industry insight and intelligent technology.

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