Financial Services Industry
Accounting Firms. Banking. Brokers. Credit Unions. Hedge Funds. Mortgage Lenders. Private Equity Investors. Securities and Commodities. Venture Capitalist Firms. Wealth/Portfolio Management...
Financial services have many sectors, but there are a few common themes across the board, notably high-availability of systems, redundancy of systems, speed and performance of the technology, data security, importance of data streams and electronic communications on various mediums, market and regulatory pressures such as SEC and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, etc.
In this very competitive environment, success is driven by individuals and companies that can turn challenges into opportunities to build stronger customer relationships; always refine and improve process efficiency and use improved risk management processes to deliver more sustainable returns. Some financial services business and technology challenges include:
• Governance & risk management
• Regulation & compliance
• Market reporting
• Human capital
• Mergers & acquisitions
Agility Networks Services offers comprehensive implementations and support for financial Institutions. Our team has extensive experience working with firms that specialize in portfolio management and trade execution.
Agility senior consultants have experience with problem systems and stabilizing network communications. We also recommend ongoing proactive maintenance of the systems that keep your business running smoothly and profitably after they have been stabilized.
Security is integral to the success of any and all financial companies. Agility recommends Microsoft’s best practices to achieve this goal. With proper password policies, file security, and system updates this can be half way there. Network Perimeter Security will take your firm the rest of the way. We at Agility recognize that this can be accomplished most effectively through the use of Intrusion Detection Systems and recommend Cisco ASA devices. With the Cisco ASA device in place on your perimeter you can monitor attempts at hacking into your clients financial data, track you inside users activities on the web as well as instant message logs, and control what is allowed both in and out of you network
The Agility team has experience with many different platforms and application. Here is a list of the software vendors we have dealt with; Advent products such as Axys and Moxy, Thomson products which include Baseline and Financial Advisor, Bloomberg both internet and point to point versions, KEA, Morgan Stanley products, and supporting VPN connections provided by these vendors. We can setup any of these applications from beginning to end as well as support them for you after they are up and running.
Anyway you look at it; Agility will give you the comfort and support you require in order to keep your business working for you. With our 24x7 support, our staff of over 20 engineers, and our dedication and love of technology, we will be available when you need us.