11. October 2022 · Corporate News, Partner News

CANCOM expands its partner network with leading identity security expert SailPoint


from left to right: Holger Strickling (CANCOM), Johann Hanek (SailPoint), Jennifer Koch (CANCOM), Alexander Ernst (CANCOM)

  • CANCOM further extends its portfolio of identity and access management solutions with SailPoint
  • SailPoint uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to support compliance and governance requirements
  • Customers benefit from modular identity management solutions to reduce risk of cyber-attacks

In the wake of the Corona pandemic, many companies are sticking with the home office and continuing to allow their employees to work from home. Especially with the rapid increase in cyber attacks, modern Identity and Access Management (IAM) is an important component to protect companies as well as employees. Through its new partnership with SailPoint, CANCOM is expanding its range of services in the field of identity management, thereby offering its customers solutions for secure access regardless of location.

As one of the leading providers in the field of identity management, SailPoint ensures greater security in complex IT environments and focuses on managing access rights for applications and data - whether on-premises or in the cloud. Organizations thus benefit from easy control of access rights and from a detailed overview of their digital workforce. This allows business departments to track who has what rights. To automate the management and control of all user access across the digital lifecycle, the SailPoint solution is supported by the incorporation of artificial intelligence and machine learning. This ensures that each identity always has the right access to perform its tasks.

"Increasingly, cyber attacks use social engineering or identity theft, where trusted identities are faked," explains Alexander Ernst, Director Network & Communication at CANCOM. "SailPoint solutions enable us to provide our customers with secure identity and access management that protects their system from hackers using phishing and spoofing attacks."

The software solution SailPoint IdentityIQ, which offers several optional Identity and Governance Administration (IGA) modules, enables CANCOM to provide its customers with an advanced governance option that significantly reduces the complexity of identity management. It combines governance, provisioning and access management in a unified solution to consistently enforce corporate and security policies as well as role and risk models across all IAM activities. For midmarket customers of the hybrid IT service provider, SailPoint's separate, multi-tenant SaaS solution with cloud architecture called IdentityNow is of interest. It focuses in particular on simpler IGA requirements. As a SaaS solution, the platform can be deployed from the cloud quickly and without the need to purchase, install or maintain additional hardware.

"SailPoint's solutions of IdentityIQ and IdentityNow fit perfectly into our customers' hybrid IT landscape and support the implementation of governance and compliance issues," says Holger Strickling, Senior Solutions Architect for Identity Governance and Administration at CANCOM.

Christina Langfus, Area Vice President DACH at SailPoint, adds: "Identity is the new firewall. We provide our customers with identity security as the foundation for long-term success. The entire SailPoint team in DACH is extremely positive about the partnership with CANCOM. We see CANCOM as an established and experienced partner who can act as a trusted advisor to its customers and help us further expand our market leadership in identity security in 2023."


As a Digital Transformation Partner, CANCOM accompanies organizations into the digital future. We support our customers to simplify complex enterprise IT and increase their business success through the implementation of modern technology. In order to comprehensively meet the IT needs of companies, organizations, and the public sector, CANCOM delivers tailor-made IT end to end from a single source.

The CANCOM Group’s range of IT solutions includes consulting, implementation, services, and the operation of IT systems. Customers benefit from the extensive expertise as well as a holistic and innovative portfolio that covers the IT requirements that are necessary for a successful digital transformation. As a hybrid IT integrator and service provider, we provide an integrated range of services and solutions including business solutions and managed services, such as cloud computing, analytics, enterprise mobility, IT security, hosting, and as-a-service offerings.

With around 4,000 employees worldwide, the internationally active CANCOM Group and its efficient partner network ensure market presence and customer proximity with locations in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and Slovakia. The CANCOM Group is led by Rüdiger Rath (CEO) and Thomas Stark (CFO). The company is headquartered in Munich. CANCOM has an annual turnover of around 1.3 billion euros (consolidated revenue 2021). The parent company, CANCOM SE, is listed on the TecDAX and SDAX of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN DE0005419105).