Banking & Finance

The use of InfoWatch solutions provides banks and financial organizations with confidence that their valuable and confidential data is secure, awareness and system-wide understanding of all of the organization’s internal and external information flows, and a reduction in business risks.

InfoWatch’s many years of experience in working with leading financial companies have enabled it to create a solution that takes full account of the specific nature and challenges faced by the industry. In particular, a Content Filtering Database (CFD) for Banks, which is constantly updated, has been created, providing the highest levels of efficiency in detecting confidential information sent outside the bank.

The CFD for Banks contains a rich selection of terms and phrases specific to the day-to-day operations of Russian and foreign banking departments. During its creation, both internal security policies operated by financial institutions and regulatory acts, standards and recommendations for working with confidential information were taken into account. As such, the use of the CFD for Banks will not only help banks to protect data from negligent employees or insider activity, but also to comply with legislative requirements.

InfoWatch tracks changes in the processes and standards used by the banking industry and regularly issues updates to the CFD for Banks, adding content that will help to identify the latest and most sophisticated attempts at unauthorized distribution of confidential information.

The ‘Templates Analyzer’ technology used in InfoWatch Traffic Monitor is designed to detect alphanumeric characters in data templates and enables highly effective identification of instances where personal data or financial information is being forwarded. Moreover, this technology can be used as a secondary means of identifying instances of unauthorized transfer of internal documents containing formalized data laid out according to a specific template (for example, contracts or accounts in the case of detection of banking credentials, classifier codes, etc). The solution comes with a selection of predefined text templates that may be used as the basis for the creation of a security policy. The list includes:

  • credit card numbers;
  • passport numbers;
  • telephone numbers;
  • email addresses;
  • bank identification codes (SWIFT);
  • international securities identification codes;
  • National classification codes, etc