Thursday, November 23, 2017


Santander steps up data centre security to protect 36 million customers data



Spanish bank aims to improve flow visualisation, micro-segmentation, breach detection, automated analysis and response.

Santander Group’s largest subsidiary, Santander Brazil has invested in the security of its Tier IV data centre to detect data breaches faster.

The bank has selected internal data centre security and breach detection company GuardiCore, which has been tasked with providing its Centra Security Platform to continuously monitor east-west traffic within Santander’s Campinas virtualised data centre.

The software has been designed to allow IT security teams to detect breaches inside the data center faster, reduce dwell time and block intruders’ lateral movements.

According to GuardiCore, the Centra Security Platform covers five critical capabilities for effective modern data centre security: flow visualisation, micro-segmentation, breach detection, automated analysis and response.

Santander Brasil is the fifth largest commercial bank in Brazil with about 36 million customers, it operates in all segments of financial markets, with a network of 3,420 branches.

Marino Aguiar, CIO of Santander Brazil, said: “Brazil is a very competitive market and we need to have the latest security technology to protect our customer’s data and be ahead of our competitors.

“GuardiCore enables us to enhance our overall data centre security strategy and help our IT security team to avoid today’s advanced threats.”

Pavel Gurvich, co-founder and CEO of GuardiCore, said: “We are proud that Santander Brazil has selected GuardiCore to help protect its assets from the critical data centre.

“Our Security Platform Centra is designed specifically for virtualized data centres enabling organizations to keep their sensitive data secure without slowing down the pace of changes in their data centre as business continues to grow.”