FXCM Deploy New Checkpoint Security Devices
FXCM Inc.(NYSE:FXCM), who are a major online forex broker and provider of FX trading and other related services for institutional and retail customers, have now deployed new Checkpoint devices in order to provide cutting edge security for data connections between its central office and hub sites. This firewall and information security equipment has been provided by industry leader “Checkpoint”. Checkpoint security devices are widely considered to be amongst the best of breed and industry standard devices.
FXCM stated that “The management interface gives us a single pane of glass to monitor our security posture across many different tools at once — we can’t get that anywhere else”. Information security is a hot topic in the corporate world as hackers and the like become more sophisticated over time. Checkpoint security devices and the related technology is well known as it is provided by one of the most popular vendors who secure a multitude of internet facing organisations.
FXCM have utilised Check Point 12000 and 4000 series appliances which can support a range of security solutions Software Blades including the following;
- Firewall - Security gateways
- IPS – IntrusionPrevention Systems
- IPsec VPN – Internet protocol Virtual Private Networks
- DLP – Data leakage Prevention
- Application Control
The above technologies allow FXCM to monitor and act on security threats in a timely manner and pass data with confidentiality and data integrity factored in. Data security is seen as a major area in the financial market sector with increased security standards being pushed by the likes of the PCI DSS standards and similar.