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Invest Bank PSC deploys Cisco security solutions

Security deployment will ensure strong foundation for bank's digital transformation

(l-r) Fady Younes Deputy MD Operations Dir - East Region Cisco ME with Invest Bank's CEO Sami Farhat.
(l-r) Fady Younes Deputy MD Operations Dir - East Region Cisco ME with Invest Bank's CEO Sami Farhat.

Sharjah's Invest Bank PSC has successfully deployed of Cisco's comprehensive cybersecurity solutions, including Cisco Advanced Malware Protection (AMP), to support the bank's digital transformation strategy.

The commercial bank said that it has increased its security protection to support its multichannel customer strategy and digital business, and to provide it with adequate protection against increasing cyber threats.

Invest Bank needed an easy-to-manage solution that could deliver consistent protection and service across all locations. After evaluating multiple security vendors, the bank selected Cisco for its integrated security offering and effectiveness against advanced threat attacks and ransomware.

The solution includes the intelligence-powered Cisco AMP for Endpoints, a next-generation security solution that prevents, detects, and responds to advanced threats. The security solution incorporates intrusion prevention, system recovery, analytics insight, as well as monitoring and authentication.

Since deploying Cisco security solutions, Invest Bank has been able to reduce the average time spent responding to and mitigating security threats from 10 days to 2-3 hours. This frees up valuable time for the IT and security teams to develop new applications and customer facing platforms and drive deeper operational efficiencies. The multi-level security architecture also allows the bank to share real-time information and grants them deep visibility and control.

 "Invest Bank's vision is to adopt the latest technologies to deliver greater value to our customers, employees and shareholders. As we expanded our mobile digital network and internet banking services, we sought to establish a robust security framework that underlies every aspect of our digital transformation," said Sami Farhat, CEO, Invest Bank. "Cisco's comprehensive cybersecurity portfolio provided us with a multi-pronged approach that spans the full attack continuum and is able to offer the highest level of protection for our assets, data and operations."

"Financial institutions are built on customer trust and security is critical to establishing and maintaining that trust, as well as to driving innovation and growth. Cybersecurity must therefore be viewed as a growth advantage," said Fady Younes, Deputy Managing Director and Operations Director - East Region, Cisco Middle East. "As the financial services industry embraces digital transformation, it faces new cybersecurity challenges that require the adoption of a holistic cyber security framework. Cisco's approach is to integrate security into the network to help create a fully secured environment which is not only capable of preventing a breach or attack, but in case of one occurring, also resilient enough to stop further proliferation."