Ernst & Young (EY) has inked a strategic partnership with Symantec on data protection and cyber risk management for enterprises.

The alliance addresses the  challenges for companies to protect data across their ecosystem and address regulations in data privacy, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) adopted by the European Union, the companies said in a statement.

Under the terms of the agreement, EY and Symantec will go to market jointly with Symantec’s Integrated Cyber Defense platform. The business outcomes from the EY data protection solution are supported by Symantec’s information protection technologies, integrating capabilities in data loss prevention (DLP), cloud access security broker (CASB), information-centric tagging (ICT), encryption (ICE) and analytics (ICA) into a unified enterprise solution.

The collaboration is being led by Josh Axelrod, EY Global Symantec Alliance Leader and Andy Ng, EY EMEIA Data Protection and Symantec Alliance Leader.

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