Financial institutions in Africa are gradually abandoning a long-established practice of maintaining dual-vendor security architectures; the cost, complexity, and vulnerabilities often exceed the expected benefits. One African bank opted instead for an integrated solution from Fortinet, which secures both its branch-office network and its remote-access communications. Based on a zero-trust access framework, the bank’s new solution is not only boosting threat protection. It is also easing compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and the requirements of the SWIFT interbank network.
Learn how the bank has achieved all this while reducing networking and administrative costs in this case study.
Increased resistance to attack with more granular zero-trust access control
Reduced administration time and the cost of site visits through central visibility and control
Increased application performance and protection through greater traffic segmentation
Gained ability to properly assess security posture, easing the task of Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance
Reduced WAN costs by 50% through the replacement of MPLS links