Bank & Financial Services Information Security, Hosted Services, and IT
As a financial institution, you are an expert in the business of managing capital risk. Isn’t it time to achieve that same outcome for your IT needs?
Banks and financial services companies have historically run their own data centers due to their high revenue, high computing power needs, and regulatory constraints around sensitive customer data. However, since 2009, evolving technologies and revenue shifts have made outsourcing compliant data storage and IT infrastructure a viable option.
Simply put, it’s no longer economical for banks to run their own data centers, but the need for compliant data storage and security and IT infrastructures hasn’t changed. If anything, it’s increased.
You need a data center partner that understands the financial industry.
Outsourcing a bank’s information security and IT infrastructure is a big decision and transferring legacy data and applications is a sensitive task. Rest assured, outsourcing to a third-party is advantageous for a number of reasons:
- More Flexibility: running your own data center is the most economical when its run at full capacity. Otherwise, a data center is a costly operation. Outsourcing to a third-party offers the flexibility you need to run in an unpredictable market. You can scale-up or scale-down much faster with a third-party host than you could with your own data center.
- Leave the complex IT to the experts: Leave the non-value add portion of your business to the IT experts so that you can utilize your internal staff most effectively. We’ll keep up with the ever-evolving technology market so you can focus on your business.
Strengthen your company’s risk mitigation and compliance story just like hundreds of other banks and financial organizations that have turned to LightEdge Solutions.
Data Security & Compliance in Banking and Financial Services
Leave the security and compliance to the experts.
When selecting an IT partner, it’s important to understand what certifications and security processes they have in place. At LightEdge, we are continuously working to stay ahead of the most vital compliance regulations in our industry, and those of our customers. We work directly with our banking and financial services customers throughout their audits by providing evidence to demonstrate compliance with controls that fall within LightEdge Managed Services. We are ISO 20000, ISO 27001, and SSAE 18 SOC 1, 2 & 3 certified with Data Center operations meeting stringent PCI DSS 3.2 and HIPAA compliance requirements.
Hosted Services – Outsource your financial IT infrastructure & business continuity
Outsourcing your IT infrastructure or business continuity can increase daily operational efficiencies. At LightEdge, we understand that you’re an expert in financial services, so allow us to take the IT and continuity portion tasks off your plate. Our team of experts handle a wide range of technical services including:
Data Centers – Security, compliance, redundancy, and connectivity are top of mind in each of our facilities.
With geographically-dispersed data centers in Des Moines, IA; Kansas City, MO, and Omaha, NE; our data centers are the heart of our operation and yours. We have a wide range of colocation and disaster recovery solutions designed to enable operational and financial efficiency, reducing the burden on your IT staff. All LightEdge infrastructure housed within the data center is redundant for unmatched fault tolerance. All of our facilities are designed to offer N+1 redundancy on every main component, providing greater protection and security for your crucial IT operations.
The move to cloud isn’t a matter of “if,” but “when.” Cloud technology and user needs continue to evolve, and enterprises are exploring optimal ways for leveraging cloud technology to further their growth and innovation both today and for the future.
LightEdge provides an accessible path to public cloud resources while keeping more sensitive or compliance-restricted customer data in our private cloud. This means you can breathe easy knowing your data is always managed responsibly and securely stored. As the customers’ single point of contact, LightEdge will ensure everything is operating efficiently to give you peace of mind.
Platform: Colocation options ranging from racks and cages to private suites that offer easy access to LightEdge cloud solutions and public cloud resources.
Process: Audited and controlled processes that surpass all major industry compliance standards and can alleviate customer risk assumption.
People: World-class consulting and engineering talent with the breadth to perform workload profiling, create hybrid cloud roadmaps, and optimize network setups to achieve the highest possible performance.
Network: Over 20 years of experience in architecting, implementing, managing, and optimizing customer networks lead to today’s multiple layers of interconnectivity inside and outside our hybrid solution centers.
Ready to talk with one of LightEdge’s experts? Contact us today to get a free quote.