ANB overhauls IT platform with 3Com technology

DUBAI — In a bid to strengthen customer service, the Arab National Bank (ANB) is overhauling its information network and security infrastructure. The bank will use 3Com's edge and core networking and the TippingPoint Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) for the upgrade.

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Published: Fri 7 Jul 2006, 12:08 PM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 2:59 PM

According to the ANB, the upgrade will enhance customer-facing services, and provide secure customer transactions across its countrywide branch network.

"We are continually looking at ways to take the lead in introducing technology that improves customer service, and 3Com is helping us deliver on that promise," said Ahmad Ashgan, General Manager Central Operations and IT Group at ANB. "With increased IT efficiency from this upgrade, our customers will enjoy benefits such as increased transaction speed," he added.

Networking vendor 3Com said the bank's decision to enhance its IT platform reinforces its position as technologically advanced financial institution in the Middle East. "This partnership proves 3Com's technology leadership, and its ability to deliver mission critical service levels to major enterprises in the region," said Issac Shihabi, General Manager of 3Com Middle East. "Back in 2000, the financial institution launched the Kingdom's first e-banking solution. It is now enhancing all aspects of its business, including retail, corporate, Islamic and investment arms." Furthermore, ANB 's new network infrastructure will comprise 3Com Switch 8800 core switches, Switch 5500 edge switches and both 5000 and 6000 series routers.

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