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Wipro Invests in CloudKnox, Partners On Cloud Security

Global IT consulting firm Wipro has invested in CloudKnox Security, and the companies will partner to provide a hybrid offering that enforces least-privilege policies across Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and more. Financial terms of the investment were not disclosed.

The new Wipro-CloudKnox solution offers a variety of security capabilities, including:

  • Visibility and insights into identities, permissions, actions and resources across multi-cloud and hybrid cloud infrastructure
  • Activity-based authorization for human and non-human identities, including service accounts and API keys
  • CloudKnox Just Enough Privileges (JEP) Controller to automatically right-size excessive identity permissions
  • Anomaly detection and identity activity analytics across private and public cloud infrastructure
  • Activity data for compliance reporting
  • Query interface to help customers investigate security issues

A Closer Look at CloudKnox

The CloudKnox platform provides continuous creation, monitoring and enforcement of least-privilege policies across an organization's cloud infrastructure, the company noted. It supports public and private cloud platforms, including:

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Microsoft Azure

Also, CloudKnox partners with MSSPs and technology resellers, enabling them to incorporate the company's cloud infrastructure protection platform into their portfolios. Along with Wipro, CloudKnox has partnered with Optiv Security and Critical Start (both of which are Top 200 MSSPs) and other MSSPs and technology resellers.

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.