Technology Record - Issue 33: Summer 2024

94 FEATURE We asked selected Microsoft partners how they are using Microsoft technology to help financial services organisations better manage risk and compliance Partner perspectives “The financial services industry is recognised as the most breached sector, with threats outside the organisation and internally through employee devices. Check Point Infinity’s consolidated architecture enables adherence to strict standards of governance and compliance that customers demand to protect personal data and assets. Check Point CloudGuard Network Security’s integration with Microsoft Azure Virtual WAN provides advanced threat prevention and multi-layered network security across organisations’ Azure cloud, protecting customer assets from malware and sophisticated threats. Check Point Infinity XDR/XPR complements Microsoft Defender, leveraging machine learning and AI to unify event visibility, efficiently analysing threats to safeguard financial organisations’ Azure and integrated architectures.” Mark Eastman Head of Global Cloud Alliances, Check Point Software Technologies “Financial institutions face critical challenges in data governance, security, compliance and identity management. Microsoft’s AI-powered solutions like Purview, Azure Cognitive Services, and Azure Machine Learning offer intelligent data discovery, cataloguing and anomaly detection for governance. AI enables advanced threat detection, fraud prevention and automated vulnerability scanning for security. Regulatory intelligence, compliance monitoring and risk assessment help meet compliance mandates. Identity verification, biometric authentication and intelligent access management bolster identity controls. By synergising Microsoft’s ecosystem with AI capabilities, financial firms can proactively tackle governance, secure sensitive data, ensure compliance adherence and fortify identity processes through intelligent, integrated solutions.” Madhan Kartikeyan Anbalagan Delivery Manager, Head of AI, Microsoft Practice, Infosys Photo: Microsoft Photo: AdobeStock/wavebreak3