Indonesia's Bank OCBC NISP is working with Palo Alto Networks to strengthen its corporate security, following the implementation of its bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policy.
According to Filipus H. Suwarno, technology security and governance division head at Bank OCBC NISP, they have currently more than 3,000 employees who access corporate data and e-mails; and this is set to increase as the bank pushes towards a more flexible and mobile approach to work.
"Protecting the business against cybercrime is a major challenge, particularly as we develop a BYOD strategy to allow staff to work from anywhere," said Suwarno. "Staff needs valid access, but we have to protect corporate data."
To address this, the bank has deployed Palo Alto Networks' Next-Generation Security Platform, which includes Next-Generation Firewall, Threat Intelligence Cloud, and Advanced Endpoint Protection.
The platform enables the bank's security team to safely enable applications over their internet gateways across two data centres. The team can also view who and what is accessed in their networks using the application- and use-level identification features of the platform.
In addition, they can analyse suspicious files in a sandbox environment with the WildFire private cloud appliance integrated in the platform.
More than technical benefits, Suwarno said the platform helped halved the time employees spent on managing security, thus allowing them to focus more on developing new digital banking services.
"We're a digital bank; data protection is a huge issue; and we're now more agile in the way we develop and bring to market new services. Having our staff able to work from anywhere, securely, has transformed our productivity," said Suwarno.
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