September 21, 2016

KB Kookmin Bank moves to Ciena for data center security

The biggest financial institution in Korea will deploy Ciena’s encryption capabilities for data center security

This week, Korea’s KB Kookmin Bank has announced its alliance with Ciena to enhance the security of customer data by deploying their encryption capabilities. Through this move, the company aims at achieving secure, high-capacity data center interconnect (DCI).

With the growing threat to sensitive data, organizations and financial institutions worldwide are moving to secure platforms to safeguard their data. Encryption solutions are therefore looked at as the need of the hour.

The bank claims that they want to make sure that all data is safeguarded as it crosses the network, giving customers protection and peace of mind.

Kim Ki-Hyun, CIO of KB Kookmin Bank said :

We are committed to providing the best possible service to our customers, which includes data protection and security.

Ciena’s optical encryption solution provides an extra layer of protection and gives our customers the confidence to know their personal information is safe.

Ciena’s technology uses optical-layer encryption as data leaves a private cloud and travels to and from other data centers.

Ciena states that data security is extremely important in a modern web-scale world as data travels through a larger wide area network. While common techniques protect servers, databases, routers and switches through user access management and credential management, organizations must consider how the data flows beyond company walls.

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