Mobilink Microfinance Bank Limited (MMBL) is a leading microfinance bank of Pakistan, backed by VEON, a global telecom giant. MMBL is a hybrid model combining microfinance with mobile banking. It now operates with 51 brick & mortar branches & 70,000 agents offering MSME finance, savings, remittances, utility bill collection, mobile wallets, insurance, G2P & B2P payments through an alliance with Pakistan's largest telecom operator JAZZ under the brand name JAZZCASH. For operating these kind of complex financial services, bank needs a comprehensive IT network and for securing their most critical financial services applications and infrastructure from latest Cyber Security Threats, MMBL has deployed all the leading security solutions. One of the important solution of security was the use of Microsoft TMG, however, after its expiration, bank now needs a comprehensive appliance based solution for Threat Management.
Bank also required a solution which must have an innovative approach across all areas of forward proxy / reverse proxy and content filtering, network security, anti-malware protection, AD integration, single sign-on and enriched policies enforcement. Solution must give an unprecedented level of simplicity, insight, advanced threat protection and high availability clustered mode enabled at primary site and auto sync (e.g. configurations, policies etc.) with DR site. Complete deployment and migration from existing TMG to provided solution will be part of SOW.
Sophos Next Generation Firewall Solution was proposed to MMBL and it was selected based on having an advantage of taking an innovative approach across all areas of network security, from the way firewalls are managed, to the way they report information and how they work with other security systems around them, giving an unprecedented level of simplicity, insight, and advanced threat protection.
Global SNI Private Limited (GSNI) – Sophos Authorized and most Trusted Partner in the region was selected by MMBL team based on having the most skilled and certified team on latest cyber security solutions specially on Sophos. GSNI team worked for development and deployment of the complete Deployment Structure of the XG Firewall solution. Solution’s Knowledge Transfer and Associated Training Plan was also developed which will make sure that the people who are going to operate and maintain the equipment can do so efficiently and effectively so that equipment continues to operate at peak performance. GSNI team worked in coordination with SOPHOS team for this deployment so that required results of Quality Assurance are met for bank’s network security.
MMBL highly recommends Global SNI (GSNI) team to work with for latest cyber security solutions especially on Sophos. We found them very supportive and technically sound to deliver the tasks as per its scope. Ability to work as a Partner with its customer makes GSNI and its team our preferred choice.