VÚB BANK HAS ENHANCED ITS DATA SECURITY BY IMPLEMENTING CONTROLLED NETWORK ACCESS

For VÚB Bank, a member of the Intesa Sanpaolo group, ensuring a highest level of security has been one of its key priorities for quite some time. This effort has resulted in the implementation of a set of security measures. This is why the bank has implemented a system for the controlled access of external contractors to its network environment through a virtual private network (VPN). In the second phase, Soitron, the bank’s traditional network technology provider, implemented controlled access over the wireless network as well. In the third phase, the company decided to modernize the controlled access to the bank’s network via a cable connection in the building.
Case study was published 25.02.2019

Requirements

  • Ensure the controlled access of computers and IP devices in the bank’s premises via a cable connection
  • Enhance network security and thus data and bank system security

Technologies used

  • Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine) platform
  • Cisco authentication servers
  • IEEE 802.1X protocol for secured computer network access
  • Cisco Catalyst switches
  • Cisco Wireless LAN Controller

Outcomes and benefits

Controlled access to the bank’s network: an overview of who, when, and through which devices people connect to the network by a cable connection in the bank’s building

The option to set different levels of access to the network for different user types (guests, management, the technical department and other staff)

VLADIMÍR JANČOK

VÚB Bank, Head of IT Security

In the interest of providing high quality services to our clients, we place a great emphasis on security. The project of controlled access to our network is just part of the broad range of security measures that our bank has recently implemented. This underlines the fact that this issue is of utmost importance to us.