Tuesday, March 31, 2009

BWI: Wipro Named a Strong Performer by Independent Research Firm in Global Information Security and IT Risk Consulting Space Report Q1 2009

Press release from Business Wire India
Source: WIPRO
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 06:21 PM IST (12:51 PM GMT)
Editors: General: Consumer interest; Business: Advertising, PR & marketing, Business services, Information technology; Technology
Release no: 19582
Wipro Named a Strong Performer by Independent Research Firm in Global Information Security and IT Risk Consulting Space Report Q1 2009
Report Quotes "Wipro has set itself apart from other Offshore Providers with its Emphasis on Security"

Bangalore, Karnataka, India, Tuesday, March 31, 2009 -- (Business Wire India) -- Wipro Technologies, the global IT services business of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) today announced that it was named a strong performer in global Information Security and IT Risk Consulting space in the recently published market assessment report, 'The Forrester WaveT: Information Security And Risk Consulting, Q1 2009 (March 2009).'

Forrester included 15 service providers in the assessment - only the strongest global firms with a track record of success in the security and risk consulting space were included in this report. The report quoted, "Wipro has set itself apart from other offshore providers with its emphasis on security."

Wipro had the highest score in strategic growth plans in both segments of the report - IT risk consulting and Information security consulting. The report stated, "Wipro continues its rapid expansion in the European and North American markets.Wipro is ideal for organizations looking for a mix of onshore and offshore capabilities and companies that are comfortable with offshoring some or all of their tasks."

The report also highlighted Wipro's commitment to the customer by stating "Wipro offers great technical insight and willingness to work with its customers. Wipro does provide a unique value proposition in taking on multi-year commitments and passing on the cost benefits to clients". The report adds "Companies looking to integrate their technologies and process for IT GRC (Governance, Risk, and Compliance) should take a look at Wipro."

Elaborating on Wipro's vision for Security and Risk Consulting, Prasenjit Saha, Vice President - Enterprise Security Services, Wipro Technologies, said "Information and Risk Security is a strategic corporate objective and we have consistently grown our services with proven solutions to address security needs of organizations. We have effectively combined our deep technical expertise, solution accelerators, managed services that provide CAPEX and OPEX optimization and higher ROI to our customers. This recognition from Forrester reflects our continuing success in complex engagements to provide distinctive value to customers."

Wipro has been a leader in pioneering and promoting the global security and risk consulting space. With over 25 years experience it provides end to end services from consulting to integration to managed services in the security space.

About Wipro

Wipro Technologies, a division of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) is the first PCMM Level 5 and SEI CMM Level 5 certified global IT services organization. Wipro Technologies was recently assessed at Level 5 for CMMI V 1.2 across offshore and onsite development centers. Wipro is one of the largest product engineering and support service providers worldwide. Wipro provides comprehensive research and development services, IT solutions and services, including systems integration, information systems outsourcing, package implementation, software application development, and maintenance services to corporations globally.

In the Indian market, Wipro is a leader in providing IT solutions and services for the corporate segment in India, offering system integration, network integration, software solutions and IT services. Wipro also has a profitable presence in niche market segments of consumer products and lighting. In the Asia-Pacific and Middle East markets, Wipro provides IT solutions and services for global corporations. Wipro's ADS' are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and its equity shares are listed in India on the Stock Exchange - Mumbai, and the National Stock Exchange.

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Wipro Technologies
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Gutenberg Communications
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Eric Belove
Wipro Technologies
+ 1 (732).216.6242


Rahul Kadavakolu
Wipro Technologies
+44 792 020 5496

Shalini Siromani
Gutenberg Communications


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