KBC Bank: Secure IT Architecture and Integration of Murex and Swift Systems
Secure IT Architecture
Integration of Murex and Swift systems
Fujitsu designed and developed a reliable solution, to allow two sensitive IT systems within KBC Bank, to communicate securely and effectively.
The Fujitsu solution comprised of the following components:
- Firewall including implementation of an Intrusion Prevention System
- Message Delivery
- Integration between application components and messaging system.
A secure firewall with IPS technology was installed between the SWIFT Alliance server, the Murex Servers and the rest of the KBC network, with firewall rules implemented to limit traffic across this interface to the absolute minimum. All data transactions between Murex and SWIFT Alliance systems were encrypted to provide additional security.
Message delivery was implemented using the IBM Websphere MQ product, which implements the Java Message Service (JMS) standard. This provides an asynchronous communication mechanism.