Wipro Moves Towards Zero Trust with SailPoint
Wipro Limited is a leading global information technology, consulting, and business process services company. Headquartered in Bangalore, India, Wipro has over 220,000 dedicated employees serving clients across six continents. Wipro is recognized for its comprehensive portfolio of services, a strong commitment to sustainability, and good corporate citizenship.
Recently we sat down with Anubhav Banerjee, Director of Information Security at Wipro. Anubhav leads the identity and access management function and took us through the various drivers that led to their partnership with SailPoint. As Wipro moves toward a zero-trust framework, it’s critical that their identity program supports the right use cases, delivers on a cloud-first strategy, and is rooted in an intuitive user interface.
“Identity, risk-based analytics, role-based access, multi-factor authentication, passwordless – these are all key components that form your zero-trust framework. There’s no magic wand to implementing it, but most of our investments are in support of a zero-trust architecture. Identity security and the implementation of SailPoint is one of the key initiatives towards that,” says Anubhav.
Wipro is a highly customer-centric organization. Anubhav’s team aims to provide best-in-class cybersecurity functions and controls to protect their enterprise and customers, while also driving the business to deliver value. From a strategic perspective, they are aggressively focused on moving all applications and resources to the cloud. This was another key driver when investing in identity security.
In evaluating different identity vendors, Wipro took a very analytical approach. They were primarily looking at cloud-based solutions that could address their pain points and key use cases around access provisioning, de-provisioning, and recertifications. “The tipping point was the feedback that came from the team, which was quite unanimous, that all our zero trust use cases were supported, the UI and the entire workflow that SailPoint presented to us, the SaaS architecture – it made it very clear that this was the solution that we wanted to go ahead with.”
Wipro’s vision in the short term is to mature their basic identity security capabilities such as access recertifications, role mining, segregation of duties, and risk-based provisioning and de-provisioning. The next layer of maturity will focus on supporting the zero trust use cases, leveraging risk-based analytics, role engineering, and more detailed role mining and role development.
With a clear vision and strong partnership, we’re excited to see Wipro’s future successes on their identity security journey!