Check Point, the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced that Bank Leumi Switzerland, the international private banking centre for the Leumi Group, has deployed Check Point's Data Loss Prevention (DLP) solution to secure sensitive data and address critical compliance requirements, while simplifying IT management.
With a growing network of over 4,500 clients in over 80 countries, the bank requires a strong DLP solution that ensures it meets and exceeds government regulatory compliance standards and safeguards confidential customer information, such as bank account numbers, credit card data and Social Security numbers.
"A recent data leak at one of our competitors cost them several million dollars in lost business and raised concerns about the security of customer information within the banking industry," said Daniel Brunner, head of information security, CISO at Bank Leumi Switzerland. "With Check Point DLP, we added an additional layer of protection to our communications policies, helping to ensure our customers' information remains secure. We were able to deploy, monitor, and identify questionable communications within minutes."
The bank implemented the Check Point DLP Solution to proactively prevent data loss and educate employees on the bank's communications practices and policies. In addition, it required a solution that would easily integrate with their existing security requirements. By leveraging pre-defined policies that comply with government financial regulations, the Check Point DLP solution was easily installed and integrated into the bank's network within one day.
The Check Point DLP solution not only enables IT administrators to prohibit sensitive information from being sent, it also alerts and educates users when data is at risk -- significantly reducing the number of potential incidents.
"Human interaction can be the weakest link in any security strategy," added Brunner. "The Check Point DLP solution provides us with an additional line of defense that safeguards our most valuable information, customer data, in the event of human error. We looked at other DLP solutions, but ultimately decided on Check Point because of its ease of deployment, feature set, and intuitive management interface. It's an essential component of our security puzzle," concluded Brunner.
Check Point offers several different options for deploying the DLP solution depending on customer requirements. Customers can choose from the Check Point DLP-1 appliance or the Check Point DLP Software Blade that can be deployed on all Check Point security gateways.