Unisys gains new taker for Stealth data protection solution, Yorkshire Building Society
The UK’s second largest building society, Yorkshire Building Society Group (YBSG), has opted for Unisys’ Stealth product to secure customer data and achieve compliance with the new Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS).
This is a five-year deal.
YBSG will use Stealth to micro-segment its network to create secure communities of interest (COIs), consisting of YBSG colleagues and systems that have been authorised to handle customer data.
According to the vendor, the solution will provide YBSG with “a low-cost, operationally efficient PCI compliance capability designed specifically to protect sensitive customer data and network assets from the ever rising tide of sophisticated cyber-attacks, data breaches and hackers”.
Tom Patterson, chief trust officer at Unisys, notes that “many older security solutions used by banks and building societies are becoming impractical and expensive to maintain in today’s connected environments”. What Unisys offers is a “software-based and identity managed” solution that works “as well in clouds and on mobile”, he adds.
YBSG in tech drive
YBSG has recently become “the first truly omnichannel mortgage provider” in the UK with its new system – supplied by BookingBug – that enables booking appointments in branch, online, mobile and call centres. BookingBug has centralised data across 3,000 staff in 200 branches at the building society, and cut admin time by 50%.