SWIFT will begin enforcing compliance with the SWIFT Customer Security Program (CSP) for all SWIFT customers on January 1, 2018. Illumio enables organizations to quickly comply with the SWIFT CSP by meeting three core requirements:
Illumio shows you in real time what systems and communications are part of your SWIFT environment. This is a critical first step to securing SWIFT – you can’t comply with the CSP unless you know what systems you have to protect. This requires more than network visibility.
Illumio goes further to provide you with detailed information about workloads and application communications as your compute environment changes.
Limit communications into, out of, and within your SWIFT environment to only the minimum necessary communications that SWIFT requires to function. Both boundary segmentation and host-level segmentation are essential to the SWIFT security program’s first and most foundational control: SWIFT environment segregation. Illumio lets you do this quickly, and without interrupting your SWIFT operations, with our micro-segmentation technology.
Illumio micro-segmentation is designed to apply the precise level of protection needed to the environment, application, or workload by providing a range of segmentation granularity options that work in the data center and any cloud environment. Since Illumio is software-based and does not depend on the network for segmentation, implementation is faster, and our micro-segmentation automatically adapts to changes in your environment to ensure security policies always remain in place.
Complying with the SWIFT controls means being able to quickly and easily generate reports about what is functioning inside your SWIFT environment and how it is being protected. This starts with real-time visibility and reporting capabilities, which Illumio provides.