Banque de Luxembourg
Banque de Luxembourg uses Assure Security products to manage access to their System i and to generate and distribute reports
As an early adopter of e-banking solutions, Banque de Luxembourg provides customers with access to account information, bank statements, and investment portfolios 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and the workload on those systems continues to increase. The bank quickly recognized the need to expand their auditing capability to meet the increasing demands on their System i and to centralize the monitoring and management of user access to include a new breed of remote user interfaces (ODBC, FTP, TELNET, IFS, etc).
In addition to supporting more than 750 users across multiple countries, the sheer number of online transactions the bank supports on a daily and weekly basis presented a unique challenge for the internal IT staff. On any given day the amount of data captured within the journal receivers could exceed 15 Gigabytes for Database transactions and more than 5 Gigabytes for System events.
Any security solution the bank adapted to their in-house applications had to be capable of handling this level of activity without adversely effecting performance or increasing their online storage requirements.
Equally important was the need to develop a solution that would integrate seamlessly with the bank’s internal HA systems and financial platforms. The bank currently uses ERI Bancaire’s Olympic banking information system to manage all of the front office and back office operations and an HA solution from Precisely to routinely replicate all of their production systems.
Access to the banking applications was controlled largely through an older third party program. As the bank continued to expand the various services and general access to the System i, it was clear they needed to adapt a much more automated approach to managing user access. Beyond the traditional green screen access, the bank anticipated a requirement for incorporating a number of exit programs (FTP, DDM, ODBC, DRDA, etc) into their system. In addition to having the flexibility to adapt to these exit points, the final security solution also needed to incorporate a level of automation that would minimize the resources needed to support access points, authority levels and applications.
Scalability, performance, and compatibility were three of the most critical features the bank needed to incorporate into their overall security solution.
This customer story explains how Banque de Luxembourg makes use of Assure Monitoring and Reporting and Assure System Access products to manage access to their System i and generate and distribute standard and customized reports.