At the core of the bank’s ability to meet our mandate is a substantial IT infrastructure that not only needs to run optimally, but must be protected. We have long embraced best practices when it came to cybersecurity, but recognized that advanced threats evolve over time and need to be well handled.
We selected FireEye for a POV conducted over a period of three months. The POV soon discovered a number of previously undetected threats enabling system administrators to take action and make the system even more secure. As a result of the findings, we implemented FireEye to strengthen our IT infrastructure. The POV was up and running in less than a day and used actual traffic analysis to investigate what was occurring in our IT environment.
This solution consists of FireEye Network Threat Prevention platform and FireEye Email Threat Prevention platform in operation alongside FireEye Central Management to coordinate intelligence gathering from the Web and email appliances in addition to the intelligence gathered by the FireEye Threat Intelligence. The POC quickly revealed areas for improvement and potential threats that the traditional defenses had utterly missed.
The FireEye team remained in close contact with our key personnel throughout the process. FireEye proved very supportive both of the technical and business aspects of the POV and ultimately our implementation of their technology both in terms of cost and underscoring the difference between traditional defenses and the next-generation defense system. We are continually strengthening our IT infrastructure together with reinforcing policy and process on IT Security to achieve the highest productivity and lowest risks.