The BLF fortifies its network with intrusion detection system

The Banque Libano-Francaise deploys Cisco's PIX Firewalls and Intrusion detection system to defend customer data.

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By  Greg Wilson Published  June 12, 2001

The Banque Libano-Francaise (BLF) has reinforced its network security with the deployment of Cisco's PIX firewalls and intrusion detection system.

With the security solution in place, the BLF commissioned a third party security audit of the bank’s network, to ensure that ‘all possible entry points had been closed.’

“The Banque Libano-Francaise has a commitment to using appropriate technology to improve our business and the service we give our customers, including future rollout of more online e-banking services,” said Michel Wakil, information technology division manager with the BLF.

“The network security system we have created has two important aspects: it centralises and increases control over access points to the network. Policy-based security means that there are a number of lines of defence against attack [so] even if an intruder accesses a part of the network, the intrusion detection system will throw them out before they can modify any data,” explained Wakil.

The BLF’s security solution consisted of PIX Firewalls, which forms the initial line of defence. In addition, Cisco Secure Intrusion Detection System (IDS) was deployed to detect, report, and terminate unauthorised activity within the network.

Cisco's Lebanese partner, and certified security specialist, BMB provided the BLF with the solution. BMB is also responsible for continuing maintenance and support.

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