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Created: 30 Mar 2011 • Updated: 25 Jun 2013
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Here we keep you up-to-date with the latest news around our vertical industries including: Telco, Health Care, Financial Services and Public sector. More Details


Financial Services

For over 25 years, Symantec has partnered with financial institutions to secure and manage the information that drives the industry. More Details

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Banco Santander - Shrinking backup size and time with all-in-one deduplication appliance.Read more

Citizens Business Bank - More than $9 million in business value from comprehensive Symantec software and services solutions.Read more

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Mobile payments - most significant revenue opportunities of the decade for financial institutions  (Research: PwC, 09 November 2011)

Changes to the payments ecosystem from the advent of mobile services put more than $20 billion in play for financial services industry participants - through both new revenue opportunities and potential loss mitigation. Inaction is no longer an option argues PricewaterhouseCoopers. 

Mobile banking ecosystem is diverse and fragmented

The mobile banking is not a fixed market but rather an open opportunity where we can identify potential partners to collaborate with. There is an extensive movement as we speak so make sure that you get to touch base on mobile services with your customers shortly.



NEW!Private Cloud for the Finance industry – SAMG 6 launch

As a part of the SAMG 6 launch we are specifically targeting the finance industry to encourage them to look at building cloud/shared services based on their infrastructure already in place. From the survey released this summer around Virtualization and evolution to the cloud we have extracted the data for the EMEA Financial services industry and the results are now available in a report, which will be made available shortly.

The Platform-as-a-Service Revolution with IT management–

“PaaS is the third-largest cloud category, with a market size of $820 million in 2011, and Forrester predicts steady growth as PaaS becomes a serious alternative for developing custom applications. Usage in corporate application development will take off in 2011, while service providers will engage more with PaaS from 2012 on”. We are seeing a lot of market movements in the PaaS arena, such as the acquisition of Heroku  (PaaS solution based on Ruby) by SalesForce for $212 million, or like SAP, Red Hat, and Software AG who have been doing similar acquisitions to position themselves in this growing market. For now, Microsoft (Azure) and Google (Application Engine) seem to be the best positioned.

Avoiding Systemic Crises: Getting a Grip on Big Data–

Systemic risk was at the heart of the financial crisis of 2008, and is again on everyone's mind as the current sovereign debt crisis unfolds. Regulatory and industry efforts are, therefore, focusing on getting a more accurate view of risk exposures across asset classes, lines of business and firms in order to better predict and manage systemic interplays.



Financial services CRO experiences – ernst&young

Update Story:  Nasdaq hackers spied on company directors – Reported October 21, 2011

A new report claims that the hackers who attacked the Nasdaq last year were surreptitiously spying on public company board of directors. Reuters cited sources from the ongoing investigation into the Nasdaq breach and reported that the hackers were able to access Nasdaq's Web-based software program, Directors Desk, to spy on company executives.

HSBC Middle East Mistakenly Emails Personal Details of High Income Customers to Other Customers –

On Oct. 17th, HSBC Middle East mistakenly sent an email to 178 customers of HSBC Premier, the bank's account level for high earners, advising them that it was due to implement an IBAN number system used for international transfers.  In the course of that email communication, the communication mistakenly revealed the email addresses of customers to other customers.  No other contact details or customer account information was divulged.  This is the second time in two years that HSBC has revealed personal email details of its high-income customers. 

Banks vulnerable to cyber attacks–
Cyber attacks are increasing yet less than half of the organizations who participated in Ernst & Young's 14th annual Global Information Security Survey feel the IT security function at their organization is adequate. Money is not always the primary goal in cyber attacks against banks and financial institutions. Not only do banks need to be especially vigilant against new and varied threats aimed to steal sensitive data, but data thieves may also target vendors or other third-party partners to gain access to a bank's network, reports Bank Systems & Technology. A data breach incident can have a significant impact on an organization or institution as revealed in a Websense "Security Pros and Cons" survey of IT managers.


Building secure Banking applications with VIP authentication

Secure mobile banking? How can Symantec help - check the Building Trusted Banking Apps for the iPad webcast out.

Public references on our external web pages with all documentation

On Symantec Connect we have created a group for Banking & Finance to which you can tag forum discussions or blog entries if it relates to the industry vertical. That content will also be fed to Banking & Finance web pages on  to make sure the broader community can take part of our industry solutions discussions.



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Aspirus, Inc. - More than $2 million in cost avoidance and labor productivity gains by implementing endpoint management, endpoint security, and backup solutions.Read more

Mississippi Baptist Health Systems - Mississippi Baptist Health Systems operates a nearly 600-bed medical center and offers a variety of health and medical services in the Jackson, MS area. The organization found significant business value with Veritas NetBackup, Veritas Storage Foundation HA, and Symantec Enterprise Vault.Read more

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China Mobile Group Henan Company Ltd. - Saving 60,000 hours of staff time annually with solutions from Symantec and Henan JinDun Computer Security.Read more

Portugal Telecom - Vital protection for a growing virtual cloud infrastructure.Read more

Partner Communications Company Limited (Orange) - Securing and Managing One of the Leading Middle Eastern, Data-Driven Telecommunications ProvidersRead more

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