Sunday, 15 November 2015

JS Bank Pakistan Deploys Fortinet Solutions To Secure Financial Applications And Network Infrastructure

JS Bank upgrades its complete security system set-up, relying on Fortinet solutions at its datacenter core, at the internet edge, disaster recovery site and at each of its physical offices
Dubai, UAE, November 15, 2015 - Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) - a global leader in high-performance cyber security solutions – today announced that JS Bank Limited, Pakistan’s fastest growing bank, has deployed Fortinet’s solutions to secure its applications, data and infrastructure. The Pakistani institution was previously using solutions from different vendors but now relies exclusively on Fortinet’s reputed FortiGate® systems thanks to their strong features, specifications, competitive pricing, low total cost of ownership (TCO) and tangible return on investment (ROI).
JS Bank Limited was formed in 2006, and has a strong focus on offering quality banking products and services in Pakistan. The bank’s four business units focus on retail and consumer banking, treasury, corporate and commercial banking and investment banking. JS Bank is one of the fastest growing banks in the country, and today consists of a network of 238 branches in 122 cities across all the provinces of Pakistan.
As a commercial institution, JS Bank needed to secure its infrastructure and customer data from external attacks, and previously relied on standalone firewalls for security. The bank wanted to amplify the security at each of its physical locations, of its web-connected assets, and was keen to expand its infrastructure to include web filtering, intrusion prevention systems, and application control. The bank was also looking for solutions that gave high performance across the board.  
JS Bank Limited evaluated a number of solutions from several vendors and selected Fortinet’s security solutions, as they offered the best features, port density, performance and value for money.

“We wanted to deploy IDS/IPS solutions on each network segment (core, internet, extranet etc.) to secure our infrastructure, data and financial applications, specifically internet banking and home remittance,” explained Mr. Imran Soomro, Chief Information Officer, JS Bank Limited. “Once we rolled out Fortinet’s solutions, we immediately noticed the enhanced capabilities and performance of these solutions, and found that management was far more simplified. We were also able to effectively troubleshoot issues, and we have already tracked significant time savings, and are pleased with the low TCO and appreciable ROI.”

JS Bank has deployed a number of Fortinet solutions across its different locations including FortiGate-800C in HA at its Core Data Center, FortiGate-310B in HA at the Internet Edge, FortiGate-600C in HA at its Head Office, FortiGate-800C at its Disaster Recovery Core and Internet Edge, along with FortiGate-40C and 60D for its large and small medium branch office operations. The bank replaced its older solutions across its locations in phases, and also relies on Fortinet’s management and reporting appliances, namely FortiAnalyzer-300D, 200D and 400B. Thanks to the simplicity and powerful functionality of Fortinet’s solutions, the bank is able to manage its Fortinet deployment with two active administrators, who underwent a five-day training course.

Fortinet’s solutions have helped JS Bank achieve it goals in terms of enhanced security, performance, reliability, security-consolidation and administration.

“The threat landscape is in perpetual motion and protecting your company’s interests from current and future threats requires reliable and high performance solutions,” said Alain Penel, Regional Vice President – Middle East, Fortinet. “We are delighted that after researching several high-end solutions, JS Bank has chosen Fortinet as its security partner of choice. We are confident that they will continue to experience the benefits of our solutions for many years to come.”