Societe Generale is to implement Ponte's network control centre, version 2.3, to centrally manage the configuration of Internet access points, including firewalls, servers and routers.
California-based Ponte says an Internet access point can consist of up to ten individual network devices, all of which have to be configured when introducing a new Web service.
The network control centre allows users to manage complex infrastructures as single devices and simplifies the configuration process by translating a single command into a series of updates and then deploying the changes.
Eric Ruiz, IT infrastructure and new technologies manager, Societe Generale, says: "Ponte Network Control Centre will allow Societe Generale to manage - from a focal point - multiple network and security devices in a more simple and secure way."
He adds that the network control centre also allows operational tasks to be scheduled outside of regular business hours.