Finance

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Security Solutions You Can Take to the Bank

Financial institutions have long employed tried and true business models but are now experiencing competition from start-ups seeking to disrupt the market. Crowdfunding, mobile payments, Bitcoin, robo-advisers – today we’re seeing a wealth of “fintech” (Financial Services Technology) innovation. But keeping pace with trends does not come without cost – such as cyber-security ramifications and regulatory standards – and many such challenges have fallen upon the IT department to resolve. With WatchGuard, financial organizations can safely harness the power of new technologies with robust, secure solutions you can take to the bank.

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Mitigating Third-Party Risk

Can you trust that your partners – such as outside consultants, merchant payment processing services, and joint ventures – are keeping your data safe from attackers? Take full control over the varying degrees of access you offer to third parties – and what they can see on your network – with WatchGuard Firebox appliances that enable you to easily control and audit which personnel can access sensitive network resources. Learn more >

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Maintaining Compliance

Financial institutions are experiencing mounting pressure from regulatory bodies to adopt MFA (multi-factor authentication) as part of their security programs, like the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) “23 NYCRR 500” regulation, which mandates the use of MFA by any medium to large financial services entity in New York. WatchGuard AuthPoint implements enterprise-grade MFA using a mobile app to facilitate user authentication. Learn more >

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Partnering with FinTech to Support Digital Banking

While three-quarters of large financial firms recognize the importance of collaboration with fintech, 71 percent are also concerned with the risks associated with these firms (ComputerWeekly.com, “Cyber security fears are a barrier” April 7, 2017) , in part because young fintech companies typically have limited budget for security. Banks and fintech must ensure that a robust security infrastructure is deployed to protect end user data – which should include current threat intelligence to identify and mitigate known and unknown threats. Learn more >

Quick Facts

30% of today’s customers plan to increase their use of nontraditional ways of payments, fund transfers, finance, loans, and saving.
(Mimeo)

 

40% of Americans haven’t stepped foot in a bank or credit union in the last six months
(Networkers)

 

Acquiring banks can be fined $5,000 to $100,000 per month for PCI compliance violations
(PCI Compliance Guide)

 

57% of organizations don’t have a complete inventory of the 3rd parties they share sensitive data with.
(Cyber GRX)

“I’m in finance, so I tend to ask questions when investments start costing the company more money. If it wasn’t so effective, I’d have to know a lot more about managing it than I do. When something just works, it doesn’t come up. And WatchGuard just works.”

Liz King, Financial Controller, OxfordSM

 

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About WatchGuard

WatchGuard has deployed nearly a million integrated, multi-function threat management appliances worldwide. Our signature red boxes are architected to be the industry's smartest, fastest, and meanest security devices with every scanning engine running at full throttle. Why buy WatchGuard? Find out here.

 

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