The financial services threat landscape is one of the most challenging. Today’s CISOs are inundated with highly complex cyber-attacks and insider threats to customer, transaction and financial information; and then there is compliance and regulators to deal with.

Financial service providers have long been on the cutting edge of technology adoption. The need to increase the velocity of their operations, along with the capacity and performance for their customer transactions and data feeds, has created a complex infrastructure that is under the constant stress of hacking attempts. The complexity of those systems makes their security a moving target.

Compounding the challenges these types of organizations face are the stringent regulatory compliance requirements they must operate under – the most important measure of these regulations is the surface area of access to the systems that house customer and financial data.

Unique Solution Value

Financial services providers require an innovative approach to securing their networks and assets, one which defends against attacks while helping address business compliance. BlackRidge Transport Access Control (TAC) adds a new layer of identity-based network security between the chaos of the Internet and high value servers and data, enabling financial institutions to secure networks and maintain compliance with regulations such as PCI-DSS and emerging SEC initiatives. BlackRidge TAC prevents all unidentified and unauthorized traffic from even knocking on a server's front door, authenticating every connection on the first packet with no response otherwise. This includes the relentless packets, probes and pings that attackers use to gain information on servers and applications.

The result is an immediate and tangible reduction in the malicious, unwanted traffic that pose the bulk of cyber threats today, along with the information needed to detect insider and third-party threats, including compromised credentials. Only identified and authorized users or devices are allowed to connect to your systems and services, all of which are managed via dynamic identity and policy. This identity-based policy model provides a practical and additive (not redundant) way to monitor and enforce access policies and address and accommodate exceptions.