Press Release Summary:
Supported by 24 x 7 x 365 monitoring service, Gladiator ESM assists financial institutions in proactively protecting information assets and core systems from security threats caused by outside hacker attempts and unauthorized internal actions. Fully automated solution enforces pre-emptive measures to track key security and performance events, captures audit events, and flags any items that require immediate attention.
Original Press Release:
Gladiator Technology Announces General Availability of Its Enterprise Security Monitoring (ESM) Solution
- Proactive Solution Enables Jack Henry & Associates' Financial Institution Clients to Better Manage Enterprise Information Security -
MONETT, Mo., Feb. 18/ -- Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ:JKHY), a leading provider of integrated technology solutions and data processing services for financial institutions, today announced the general availability of its Enterprise Security Monitoring (ESM) solution - the only security monitoring solution that is fully automated, integrated with the core systems, and supported by a 24x7x365 monitoring service. This ESM solution is provided by Gladiator Technology, the ProfitStars(R) solution that operates as a managed security services provider (MSSP) exclusively for financial institutions nationwide, and supports Jack Henry Banking's IBM(R) Power System-based SilverLake System(R) and CIF 20/20(R) core processing platforms.
Gladiator ESM assists institutions in proactively protecting information assets and core systems from costly security threats caused by outside hacker attempts and unauthorized internal actions. This state-of-the-art solution enforces pre-emptive measures to track key security and performance events, captures "audit events," and flags any items that require immediate attention. ESM, along with Gladiator's other monitoring layers assist in the detection, prevention, and mitigation of the "red flag" indicators that are mandated by recent FACT Act modifications and intended to protect the confidentiality of non-public information.
Danny Johnston, group president of Gladiator Technology, said, "With ESM, we have truly blazed a new trail within the information security arena because there is not another vendor in this vertical market that has the ability to monitor the operating system and core application in real time. In today's tough economic times when indicators point to insider threats as a top security concern, financial institutions understand that watching their internal systems is more necessary now than ever. And there is not a more important component of an institution's information security strategy than protecting its host system. Today, financial institutions are also challenged to keep up with regulators' expectations, and our ESM solution has reporting capabilities that can assist our clients with their compliance challenges and help generate successful IT regulatory exam results."
Sherry Wiggins, senior vice president of information security at Georgia Bank & Trust in Augusta, Ga., is a Jack Henry Banking(TM) core customer who understands the value provided by ESM. According to Wiggins, "The decision to become an ESM client was really a no-brainer for us since Gladiator already was providing monitoring of our servers, firewall, and network intrusion prevention appliance. And now that Gladiator is monitoring our IBM Power System, we have a single, consolidated report that shows us what we need to be concerned with - that makes my job so much easier. In the past we have always done a good job of monitoring our perimeter and our Windows(R) environment for security violations, but we realized that we did not have a good view of activity happening on our IBM Power System. With ESM, we now have the ability to track employee activity on the host, as well as in our SilverLake core banking application - and the beauty of it is that it is all real-time. The other big plus for us now with ESM is that we no longer have to manage and maintain a product to get audit reports from the system. Instead, we get all the information we need from Gladiator in an easy-to-read and understand format that we can review with our audit committee."
Johnston added, "As an innovator in the industry, we are excited about the opportunity to continually expand the functionality that our ESM solution will provide to Jack Henry Banking's customer base. In fact, we are already working to determine what enhancements to include in phase two of the offering. In future releases, we intend to incorporate other Jack Henry Banking complementary products into the mix and plan to enhance the operating system and application-level monitoring abilities."
About Gladiator Technology
Based in Atlanta, Gladiator Technology is a managed security services provider (MSSP) focused specifically on information security protection for the financial industry. The company helps more than 600 financial institutions nationwide secure networks and protect financial data in adherence with Federal Financial Institutions Examinations Council (FFIEC) regulations. From security monitoring and consulting services to technology management training and IT compliance management products, Gladiator Technology functions as one of the fastest-growing Internet and network security companies in the nation. For additional information about Gladiator Technology, please call 877-GLADTECH or visit us at gladiatortechnology.com. Gladiator Technology is a solution provided by Jack Henry & Associates' ProfitStars division.
ProfitStars, a division of Jack Henry & Associates, Inc., provides best-of-breed solutions that improve the performance of financial institutions of all asset sizes and charters, and diverse corporate entities. These solutions facilitate revenue and growth, risk mitigation and control, and cost control and complement virtually any core information processing platform. Additional information is available at http://www.profitstars.com/.
About Jack Henry & Associates
Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ:JKHY) is a leading provider of computer systems and ATM/debit card/ACH transaction processing services primarily for financial services organizations. Its technology solutions serve more than 8,800 customers nationwide, and are marketed and supported through three primary brands. Jack Henry Banking supports banks ranging from de novo to mid-tier institutions with information and transaction processing solutions. Symitar(TM) is the leading provider of information and transaction processing solutions for credit unions of all sizes. ProfitStars provides highly specialized products and services that enable financial institutions of every asset size and charter, and diverse corporate entities to mitigate and control risks, optimize revenue and growth opportunities, and contain costs. Additional information is available at www.jackhenry.com.