Banking Use Case

Blacksands' provides scalable and efficient network connectivity that meets the banking industry’s increasingly strict requirements. This includes branch building management systems, local servers, ATMs, and more. This same solution is also ideal for mobile and third party fin-tech application connectivity control.

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Customer Problem

Banking is a widely distributed, vendor-dependent operation. Each branch has an increasing number of vendor-accessible systems, including money machines, environmental control systems, security systems, ATMs, servers, and multiple PCs. As it currently stands, providing appropriate VPN-based network access is costly, complex, inflexible, and extremely risky. As a result, most vendors must provide on-site support.

The Blacksands Solution

Blacksands Secure Connection as a Service (SCaaS) is a software-defined connectivity platform. We simply and securely connect individual vendor and partner personnel to specified applications, like PCs and IoT devices within a bank branch, without exposing any unauthorized services. We also provide a secure, frictionless experience for consumers accessing apps. By doing so, we drastically reduce risk, exposure, and connectivity cost by upwards of 99 percent. Here’s how our platform works.

Step One: Bank branch requires a vendor-supported operation on an application, IoT system, or PC.
Step Two: Branch manager can manage local services and devices by dragging-and-dropping vendor access to individual services. IT maintains global visibility and control of every connection.
Step Three: Technician logs into Blacksands with two-factor authentication and is presented with a list of dynamically-populated accessible services.
Step Four: A point-to-point encrypted connection is brokered between the technician’s device and the specific target service, based on their device certificate credentials and authorization.
Step Five: Connections can include full PC control, PC view only, web application, and web IoT devices.
US Banking Current Vendor Access
Banks

80.000 Bank Branches

5Connections per Branch

ATMs

500.000 ATMs

$5.000per Connection per Year

Employees

1.940.000 Employees

$2 Billion per Year, Plus Risk


Blacksands’ SCaaS is designed to be simple, secure, scalable and affordable. We focus on making our solution quick to deploy, easy to manage, and highly secure, while providing near real-time auditability so you know the who, what, when and where of every connection.

Simple, Secure & Scalable

In a world where everything is connected, Blacksands will keep your data safe.

Your digital future requires a new way to manage and secure your network.