Securing Financial Companies From Cybercrime

Financial Services Companies Must Protect Users, Devices, Networks, ATMs and Apps in Increasingly More Complex Environments with Escalating Cyber Threats

Are your users protected?

Financial services companies remain the top target for cybercriminals. Pulse Secure lets security teams defend against intruders, ransomware and ATM exploits while taking on open banking and other digital business initiatives.

A recent study showing the results of penetration testing indicated:

  • 100% of banks, were found to have vulnerabilities in web applications, insufficient network security, and server configuration flaws.
  • 58% of banks had deficiencies in user account and password management.
  • 22% of banks allowed external penetration testers to successfully breach the bank’s network perimeter.

Banks are Under Siege

Despite generally having the largest and best-trained professional security teams, the biggest security budgets, and the most advanced security systems and practices, financial services companies are still outflanked by cybercriminals. A bank must successfully defend against every attempted attack or exploit, while an attacker only needs to see one attempt successful in order to penetrate a network. New digital business initiatives further increase these pressures and move the odds in favor of attackers. Security teams and resources are already over-stretched and have difficulty keeping up.


Consistent protection against blind spots, weak links and potential attacks

Pulse Secure allows financial services companies to secure their environments while pursuing new digital business initiatives.

Our security framework controls access to the corporate network, individual branches, and on-prem or cloud-data centers based on user, role, device, location, time, network and application, as well as endpoint security state. It extends limited internal visibility to full visibility across all users, locations, networks and devices and enables consistent security policies across constantly evolving infrastructure while eliminating blind spots and weak links in the potential attack surface.

Visibility Into What’s on the Network

Financial Services companies can use Pulse Profiler to automatically detect and continuously profile managed and agentless devices on various networks and resources.  With a single view of all devices connecting to all environments, the security team can monitor devices for profile changes, track device inventory for asset management and gather connectivity information for troubleshooting.  With Profiler providing visibility, and threat reduction covered by Pulse Policy Secure, companies are fully protected from malware attacks and detected threats are rapidly isolated and mitigated.

Granular Security Policies for any Use Case

Financial companies can implement a policy-driven “comply-to-connect” strategy that controls access to resources and services, based on device type and health, domain, locations, resources, users and groups. Pulse Policy Secure strengthens network security posture with capabilities that include endpoint vulnerability assessments, device posture checks and alert integration with next generation firewalls for speedy mitigation.

Secure Access Regardless of Location, Device or User

Employees can use the Pulse Client to securely access necessary resources remotely via the Pulse Connect Secure VPN, or locally via the shop WiFi network.  Pulse Policy Secure authenticates employees locally based on their role and desired resource, automatically provisioning firewalls without manual intervention to provide remote access and immediately address customer or business needs.

Pulse Profiler

Pulse Profiler gives teams full visibility of their financial services environments by automatically discovering and classifying managed and unmanaged devices on the networks. It ensures the highest possible security posture by continuously re-evaluating device profiles, based on DHCP and other fingerprinting methods, to detect and report device profile changes such as MAC address modification.

Pulse Policy Secure

Pulse Policy Secure protects networks and locations from cyber intrusion.  This powerful, context-aware policy engine applies granular policies to control access based on user, role, device, location, time, network and application. This comprehensive solution also enables guest access for partners, endpoint on-boarding and customer-facing applications, including compromised device segregation.

Pulse Connect Secure

Pulse Connect Secure provides fast, secure VPN access to the company resources enabling faster response to customer and business issues and needs.  Connect Secure works seamlessly with Pulse Policy Secure, leveraging the same user client, centralized management console and policy framework.

Pulse Client

Pulse Client gives technicians easy, secure access to networks and resources to speed problem resolution. The Pulse Client provides users with a single, intuitive way to securely connect remotely via VPN or locally via WiFi. Hidden to the user are a number of features that make access frictionless, such as the dynamic provisioning of remote users sessions to branch or headquarters firewalls via IF-MAPS to eliminate additional login prompts.

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Securing the Changing Landscape of the Enterprise

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Improved Security for Financial Services

  • Secure Access for employees, partners and customers
  • One security framework that protects corporate and branch networks, cloud, all devices from all locations and all users
  • Extends limited internal visibility to full visibility across all users, locations, networks and devices.
  • Enables adoption of digital business initiatives, including personal banking, open banking, AI-driven predictive services while maintaining consistent security.
  • Provides instant scalability to handle peak and drastic changes in demand as well as traffic from new apps or services.
  • Eases burden on security team through automated and self-service onboarding of devices
  • Prevents access from unauthorized users.
  • Prevents use of non-secure or non-compliant devices and network connections.