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The Finance Industry

Expanding Complexity Demands Innovative Solutions

IT and security professionals in banking, trading, finance & insurance are constantly fighting network battles on many fronts while trying to preserve and retain customer loyalty and trust. As the industry strives to maintain and protect an increasingly overwhelming volume of data and the frequency and complexity of attacks increase, network security professionals look to us for innovative ways to increase industry network monitoring for performance, security, visibility, and regulatory compliance.

These respected corporations trust APCON:

Malicious actors pose a growing threat to the global financial system, financial stability, and confidence in the integrity of the financial system. Malign actors are using cyber capabilities to steal from, disrupt, or otherwise threaten financial institutions, investors, and the public. These actors include not only increasingly daring criminals, but also states and state-sponsored attackers.

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Global financial corporation upgrades its network and security monitoring tool performance

Transforming Network Monitoring for Financial Services

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Security

Gone are the days when building a perimeter around your network was enough to keep cyber threats at bay. The finance industry has seen an increase year after year in attacks. IT pros constantly need to evolve their security infrastructure to detect, characterize, and mitigate attacks.

What is network visibility?

Visibility

Financial institutions are expanding their enterprise infrastructures with mergers and acquisitions, ATMs, cloud services, and branch offices. Although the regulations such as "Too Big to Fail" have encouraged M&A and expansion, this growth causes datacenter chaos and confusion impacting network visibility and results in data loss.

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Compliance

The ever-changing digital landscape is driving an increase in regulations within the finance industry. With compliance protocols in place, institutions are looking for ways to reduce infrastructure costs while enhancing risk management and compliance practices. Financial institutions need the ability to customize their datacenters to meet requirements.


How It All Works Together

APCON understands the unique needs of the finance industry, including high-frequency trading and high-speed trading infrastructure support as well as financial compliance for banking security. That's why APCON meets the demands of financial networks with our security and monitoring solutions.

  • Scalable Architecture

    Network visibility and monitoring

    Financial institutions need the most up-to-date network architecture, but with legacy IT systems, it sometimes costs thousands or millions of dollars to replace or upgrade. APCON’s solutions are designed to scale with your network demands, while adding capacity to meet your requirements without extensive upgrades. 

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  • Advanced Features

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    APCON’s traffic intelligence features enable manipulation of the data stream to maximize tool investments. With features like pattern matching/masking, deduplication, time stamping, packet slicing and protocol stripping, financial companies can work smarter and more efficiently. 

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  • High Availability

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    APCON’s solutions are designed for financial institutions that demand high availability and system compatibility. Standard hardware features include redundant and hot-swappable controllers, power supplies and fans meaning you never miss any data when parts fail. 

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  • Fail-Safe Reliability

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    Network downtime results in loss of revenue. Financial institutions can’t afford their network to drop traffic or fail. With APCON’s bypass solution, you will no longer have a single point of failure with security tools. Even if the network experiences a service outage, APCON’s solution will continue traffic flow while you diagnose the performance issue. 

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  • Virtualization

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    Financial institutions are turning to cloud and virtual environments to decrease operating expenses and simplify IT infrastructures. APCON’s unified virtual and physical monitoring solution provides complete network visibility using the existing monitoring tool farm, staff and diagnostic processes, saving operating costs and time. 

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  • Easy Management

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    Financial institutions are evolving towards a centralized model to support technology advances. APCON’s award-winning graphical user interface provides a centralized location to build, save, view and recall device connections. 

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Given the shift toward social distancing and remote work conditions for many industries, cybersecurity has become a top priority for businesses. According to Fintech News, COVID-19 is blamed for a 238% increase in cyberattacks in FinTech, with 80% of firms worldwide increasing their digital security infrastructures.

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