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IDaaS protects National Infrastructure with Capgemini

Southern Water, as part of UK's national infrastructure and supported by Capgemini, has decided to implement IAM as one of the cornerstones for protecting its IT-Services and enabling access for employees, business partners and eventually consumers. After a thorough selection process iWelcome’s was chosen for its fully featured IDaaS and high security standards.

Southern Water

Southern Water is the private utility company responsible for the public wastewater collection and treatment in Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, West Sussex, East Sussex and Kent, and for the public water supply and distribution in this area.

Southern Water is considered critical national infrastructure. Hence the necessary information security controls have to be state-of-the-art, resulting in continuous protection and monitoring to reduce breaches, minimise recovery efforts and lower associated costs. The DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) and the CPNI (Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure) have clear requirements for the security controls. And at the same time there is the obligations to meet Data Protection Act (DPA).

Identity Access Management is the corner stone for protecting Southern Water’s IT-services, while at the same time enabling employees, partners and customers to use these IT-services.

Full featured private cloud IDaaS 

Capgemini has supported Southern Water to identify and prioritise the security improvements and to define the Identity and Access Management vision and strategy:

  • Create a single view of Identity across Southern Water for employees, partners and customers;
  • That is aligned with Southern Water’s IT Strategy and its predestined move to the cloud;
  • Support integrated security management and governance; and
  • Ensure a seamless, invisible, non-intrusive, end-user experience.

Southern Water selected iWelcome’ IDaaS service as this provides Southern Water with:

  • A functionally rich offering; Providing flexibility for various user flows and integrations
  • Ready to fulfil all current and future functional and non-functional requirements;
  • That is delivered in a private cloud;
  • With full compliancy to UK’s strict privacy regulations; and
  • Active support during the on-boarding;
  • and its ongoing dedication with a Customer Success team.

Southern Water, supported by Capgemini with their ‘Fast Track’ on-boarding program, have integrated iWelcome, established VPN connectivity and transitioned the first services and user groups in a short time, providing a quick time to value.

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