AlienVault Unified Security Management™ (USM) delivers a single platform to help you manage your bank and credit union network security for FFIEC compliance.
Identify risk, respond to threats, and demonstrate FFIEC compliance
Bank and credit union network security teams frequently struggle to achieve FFIEC (Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council) compliance. They often lack the resources to deploy and manage a diverse set of security controls that would enable them to identify risk, respond to threats and demonstrate compliance.
Smaller banks and credit unions need to be able to correlate and analyze a tremendous amount of data about their network. Only then can they analyze the potential threats to their network, and prioritize and respond to those risks.
AlienVault’s USM platform delivers everything you need for complete visibility of your assets, vulnerabilities, and threats–all in one easy-to-use console. The built-in security controls and integrated threat intelligence accelerate and simplify the steps needed to demonstrate FFIEC compliance.
In as little as one hour, you can be correlating data from across your network to identify and prioritize the most important risks. Additionally, you can use AlienVault’s integrated threat intelligence to help you respond quickly and effectively.
USM delivers the bank and credit union cyber security you need in three key areas:
Bank Network Security Monitoring
Information Security Risk Assessment
Integrated Threat Intelligence
AlienVault’s USM platform provides a unified approach to bank network security monitoring, threat detection and compliance management that gives you the visibility you need from a single console for FFIEC compliance. The USM platform includes five essential security capabilities, all centrally managed through a single interface:
These built-in, essential security controls and threat intelligence eliminate the need to deploy separate security point products and conduct independent threat research.
With correlation of security events from built-in vulnerability assessments, IDS, file-integrity monitoring (FIM), and service availability monitoring, AlienVault USM brings together the key data needed for effective incident detection, alerting and response. You can also integrate data from third party tools via our extensive plugin library to increase visibility and preserve the value of your investments.
The AlienVault USM platform enables you to quickly answer critical questions about your security posture for FFIEC cybersecurity monitoring purposes, such as what devices are on your network, which assets are vulnerable to attack, and if any of your devices are communicating with known malicious IP addresses. AlienVault USM will also automatically alert you when there is malicious activity in your network, when unauthorized USB devices are attached to network assets, and when your users are violating policies.
AlienVault USM provides a consolidated, single-screen view of all network activity to help you understand your FFIEC information security posture. This centralized view includes the ability to identify vulnerable systems for remediation and pinpoint connections to validate their purpose to take corrective actions.
With the asset discovery and vulnerability assessment capabilities built into the AlienVault USM platform, you can perform authenticated or unauthenticated scans to identify and prioritize vulnerability remediation. Your IT team can then take appropriate action to remediate your organization’s greatest vulnerability risk and validate its success.
You can also use USM to perform a baseline for further assessments to identify new, previously unknown connections. The USM platform will pinpoint the connections and their protocols to help you adhere to FFIEC compliance mandates such as identifying insecure connections that are not allowed and require strict TLS/SSL or SSH for secure data transfer.
The integrated threat intelligence built into the USM platform saves you significant amounts of time and effort. It eliminates the need for you to spend your scarce time researching the alerts that your security tools generate or the latest changes in the threat landscape.
The AlienVault Labs team conducts research on emerging threats for you and delivers threat intelligence as a coordinated set of updates to the security controls built into the USM platform. This accelerates and simplifies your threat detection and remediation efforts:
These regular updates mean you no longer have to worry about creating the correlation rules and conducting the threat analysis to receive prioritized alarms about malicious activity within your networks. This makes it possible for you to detect the latest threats and meet FFIEC compliance without needing the deep security expertise required to conduct detailed threat research yourself.
The USM platform also incorporates data from the AlienVault Open Threat Exchange (OTX). OTX is the world’s first truly open threat intelligence community that enables collaborative defense with actionable, community-powered threat data. Over 37,000 participants contribute over 3 million threat indicators daily from more than 140 countries that identify malware hosts, command and control servers, botnets, and more.