Cloud Fintech Needs a Better Network

After years of taking a ‘wait and see’ approach, fintech applications are moving to the public cloud. As a vendor with the privilege of talking to both application providers and financial institutions (FIs) daily, we find very few who are happy with the WAN solutions available to them as they move to the cloud. Initially,

Securing a Remote Workforce in Banking

Banks and credit unions have one of the toughest security jobs in the world. They must balance the needs of handling some of the most important data in the world (financial records and transactions) with the need to facilitate seamless access to this data for their customers and staff.  As the events of 2020 unfolded

The Next Generation of Community Banking Connections

Banking software providers have delivered some of the most solid and secure WAN connectivity for decades. From the early days of dedicated T1 circuits, to MPLS, VPN and now SD-WAN the connections between software providers and banks have been at the forefront of WAN technology.  They didn’t really have a choice. As the facilitator of

Unpatched VPNs Present Existential Risk

As you may have heard, Finastra was hit with ransom-ware attacks and were forced to shut down a number of their products and services over the weekend.   There are initial reports showing that Finastra may have been running an unpatched VPN with known vulnerability issues.  While Finastra has not released the full details and scope