Bank of India to use Uniken's REL-ID technology to secure all its internet and mobile banking channels globally
Bank of India has announced that it has decided to extend Uniken's REL-ID to secure its digital and mobile banking channels globally.
Bank of India has been a forerunner in securing its digital channels and keeping customers' security as its priority, the Bank has said in a press release. The REL-ID secure platform has developed over the years to offer the most comprehensive suite of protection, detection and correction technologies in the mobile app security/shielding space.
A recent report showcasing the increased number of frauds was highlighted in the Rajya Sabha quoting 1,367 reported frauds in FY 2016-17, 2,127 in FY 2017-18, and 1,477 frauds in FY 2018-19 with regard to ATM/debit card, credit card and internet banking transactions. Moreover, payment systems such as UPI/IMPS are likely to register average annualised growth of over 100%, according to RBI's 2021 vision document. In view of this, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has also issued guidelines as security and risk mitigation measures for digital payments, and Uniken's REL-ID ensures RBI and other statutory guidelines around protecting digital banking assets with security solutions.
Mr. Bimal Gandhi, CEO, Uniken, said: “Mobile and digital enterprises are constantly exploring options to be ahead of the competition by working closely with their customers, partners and employees. Enterprises are enabling seamless access to enterprise applications over the internet and are often inhibited by security considerations of their applications and data. REL-ID is the only solution that organically combines device fingerprinting, app fingerprinting, user identity management, malware detection, multi factor authentication, secure channel and cryptographic digital signing, in a single solution."
Growth in digitisation has increased the risk of online fraud, says Bank of India. In view of the changing attack landscape and advancements in security technologies (security protocol/ crypto mechanisms/use of machine learning for scanning non signature based malware, etc.), today, enterprises (specially BFSI sector) are struggling to satisfy what seems like competing priorities. Customers are now demanding better engagement, security and more functionality on the channel of their choice. Meanwhile, enterprises are facing an expanding threat landscape that targets their customers, employees, and critical infrastructure with rapidly evolving attacks.
Rajesh Kumar Ram, General Manager and CIO, Bank of India said: “Data security is extremely critical when it comes to financial institutions and banks. With Uniken's world-class threat intelligence and protection solution, Bank of India has been successful in keeping a zero data-breach record and keeping up with their customers' trust. Over the last ten years with Uniken, we have built a robust security around our channels in India and with their reappointment we are sure to have a tightly secured global counterpart.”
Uniken's world-class technology has helped them spearhead the cyber security space in the country and also win accolades for its customer first omni-channel security platform. Uniken has been profiled in the 14-page analysis of authentication management solutions defined by Forrester as firms that "simplify and standardise credential processing for applications, reduce the operational costs of authentication, and improve the authentication experience by minimising friction.