Supernet gets contract to secure SBP infrastructure

ISLAMABAD, Dec 8 (APP):The Supernet, a subsidiary of Telecard Limited, has got Rs 100 million contract from the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), in Information Technology (IT) and Cyber Security domain, to secure its infrastructure from Advanced Persistent Threats (APT).

According to a notice issued by the Telecard to Pakistan Stock Exchange Limited, the contract involved supply, installation, maintenance and technical support of Next Generation Intrusion Detection and Protection Systems (“IDPS”) to secure the SBP Infrastructure from APT.

The IDPS solution would provide SBP with state-of-the-art deduction of vulnerable exploits and unidentified threats originating against any targeted system, applications or hardware.

In addition, the IDPS would ensure remedial measures, as and when any malicious behavior is detected. “This solution will operate by scanning all network traffic on SBP’s gateways, detecting and protecting against threats like DoS, DDoS, Worms and viruses, additionally, creating a 2nd layer of defense to SBP’s security framework.”

The SBP has maintained the highest possible standards for vendor selection, amidst stiff technical evaluative process and the Supernet’s emergence as successful bidder is a testament that it has the capability and capacity to undertake this project, paving the way for similar contracts in this sensitive cyber security domain within the financial sector.