After China joined the WTO, banking reform has been implemented to prepare Chinese banks for the competition with foreign-funded banks. The sudden financial crisis in 2008 once again put the financial institutes into focus of attention. Improving competitiveness and financing the four-trillion-Yuan stimulus package of China become a challenge for Chinese commercial banks.

Information technology is undoubtedly a tool for business innovation to cope with the economical recession. Industries that bear on the fundamental interests of the nation and its people are always more demanding to network security. It is no easy job to protect the information systems against the fast-changing and ubiquitous attacks.

To cope with the increasingly complicated attacks and threats, Ruijie Networks, an industry-leading network equipment and solution provider, launched its multi-core application-level firewalls in October 2008 to strengthen its network security solution for the banking industry.

The firewalls include a variety of models of the RG-WALL1600 series. With the independently developed RG-SecOS operating system, the multi-core platform delivers high performance, scalability, availability, and is easy to manage.

More Demanding, More Challenging

New information technologies such as Web2.0 and mobile Internet are changing the daily life and set higher requirements for networks.

Higher Performance

The business data transmitted over the banking network increases exponentially and requires higher performance of the security devices.

Higher Availability

Banking information is the lifeline of the national economy. The banking industry expects that the network is always available.

Easier Management

The customers need to manage the network anywhere, anytime. They need a visibility into the security products in any case and the capability to manage the devices and trace the data anytime.

Traditional architectures based on X86, NP, or ASIC cannot meet the requirements in terms of performance, speed, availability, and manageability.

New Platform, Application-Level Security

With dynamic allocation among CPUs, parallel algorithm, minimum inter-CPU overhead, the CPUs are interchangeable and used as needed, thus reducing inter-CPU communication and the percentage of serial processing. In addition, each CPU has an extra coprocessor, which provides secure hardware acceleration. The multi-core design improves analysis and processing capabilities and the performance of the firewalls.

The firewalls eliminate performance bottlenecks and provide more features:

1. Support for modularized hardware and software design, which are reliable, stable, scalable, and can protect customer’s investment.

2. Support for high-availability SSL VPN solution to enable VPN solutions in addition to PPTP, L2TP, and IPSec VPN.

3. Support for 10-gig optical modules, which helps builds bottleneck-free 10-gig network.

4. Highly reliable service monitoring, which can monitor CPUs, memories, and user connectivity, detect the state of links, VPN tunnels, and applications (such as HTTP), and enable automatic load balancing and failover.

5. Optional bypass function, which can ensure that the networks are always available, even in the case of single point of failures.

Thanks to the design concept of “open and compatible”, the firewalls can work with switches, routers, and software products to build an all-round security solution. For example, the firewall can work with the RG-SAM authentication and billing system to authenticate users; work with the RG-eLog to provide user-specific logs for tracing the users who breach security regulations; work with the RG-IDS and GSN to handle the security accidents over the entire network; work with the RG-ACE to police the outbound traffic behaviors. Administrators can run commands to stop network attacks. The built-in security assistant can scan the hosts, open ports, operating system versions and server versions that are involved in network activities, and can be added into the security policies. In one word, the new generation firewall can meet every requirement to protect information.

Secure Networks Help Commercial Banks to Revive

 

The RG-WALL can filter network output data to guard against viruses and attacks. The RG-WALL firewall uses classification algorithm to quickly filter traffic based on traffic classes, thus improving the security without compromising network performance.

The Commercial Bank of Ningxia is a joint-stock commercial bank approved by the People’s Bank of China. The bank, with the support of all levels of governments and party committees, holds on to the market positioning of serving local economy, small and medium businesses, and urban and rural residents since its establishment. It has been committed to local economical and social develop