Turkey's Largest Bank Deploys Certes Networks to Protect Sensitive Data

Ziraat Bank selects Certes Networks' TrustNet encryption solution to meet network security and performance requirements

Pittsburgh, PA, February 14, 2012 Certes Networks, the leader in scalable network security for high performance networks, announced today that Ziraat Bankasi (Ziraat Bank) has deployed Certes Networks' Advanced IPsec VPN solution to secure data over their Layer 2 Wide Area Network (WAN) connections between their data centers and corporate offices.

With the largest service network among Turkish banks, Ziraat Bank is Turkey's largest bank and is ranked among the world's top 125 banks according to The Banker magazine. Ziraat's network operations span several domestic and international subsidiary networks across 17 countries. Given the critical nature of the applications being used on their network, the company required an encryption solution capable of protecting their data without impacting the performance and availability of the network.

"The financial industry has long been aware of the balancing act between network performance and security," said Senol Ozyurt, Network Manager at Fintek, the subsidiary running the IT operations of Ziraat Bank. "Seeing the performance of Certes Networks' TrustNet Solution, we are pleased that we can now achieve standards based security without adding complexity or latency to the network. This solution's ability to support security policies across multiple layers also gives us the flexibility to migrate to new technologies without security being a limiting factor."

Certes Networks provided Ziraat Bank with a Layer 2 encryption solution that is transparent to the network and also performs persistent authentication to ensure both data privacy and integrity. The solution's enterprise grade key management provides Ziraat Bank with flexible security policies and automatic key rotations. These features, exclusive to the Certes Networks solution, allowed Ziraat to meet both their security and performance demands.

"Ziraat Bank is widely regarded as being at the forefront of networking leadership within the financial industry," said Thomas Gill, CEO of Certes Networks. "They join a growing list of leading financial institutions who have taken steps to ensure the security of their data without compromising on the performance and reliability of their network."

About Certes Networks
Certes Networks is the leader in multi-layer encryption solutions for high performance networks. The Company provides advanced IPsec VPN and encryption solutions for wide area networks, and enables secure connectivity to both private and public clouds. Certes Networks helps organizations improve security, decrease risk, and reduce the cost of compliance while enabling high performance and secure connectivity to critical infrastructures.