Press Release, November 14, 2019

Tandem Bank Selected Safe Systems’ Network Consulting Service for New Bank Opening

Safe Systems supports Georgia’s first de novo bank in more than 10 years

Alpharetta, Ga., November 14, 2019Safe Systems, a national provider of fully-compliant IT and security services for community banks and credit unions, announced Tucker, Ga.-based Tandem Bank selected its network design and installation service to support IT, security and compliance needs for the formation and opening of the de novo community bank.

The focus of Tandem Bank, the first de novo bank to open in the state of Georgia since 2008, is to leverage technology to help individuals and businesses with their banking needs while providing the style of personalized service expected from a local bank. Prior to the opening, the bank selected Safe Systems to design and implement its new IT infrastructure to ensure all hardware, software, workstations, devices and equipment were set up properly and met all regulatory compliance and security requirements.

“Opening up a new financial institution is a major endeavor, and we needed a partner that could support our IT and compliance needs effectively,” said Michael Keller, the CCO of Tandem Bank. “We selected Safe Systems to design our new network and provide key IT solutions that would enable us to get the bank up and running quickly and successfully. Safe Systems guided us through the entire process of setting up the new network and worked with our core provider and vendors to ensure our new environment was compliant and secure.”

The bank opened its doors in September 2019, and Safe Systems has continued to support the bank with a variety of solutions and services to keep operations running smoothly. Safe Systems will be providing Tandem Bank with network management services, disaster recovery, next-generation firewall, business continuity planning, security services and hosted business email.

“Launching the first de novo bank in Georgia in more than 10 years is a great accomplishment for Tandem Bank, and we are proud to partner with them and continue to support the IT, security and compliance needs of the bank,” said Darren Bridges, President of Safe Systems. “Our team of network engineers designed an IT environment that will sustain the bank’s unique strategic goals and enable it to grow and scale to provide the best financial institution for the communities it serves.”

About Tandem Bank

Founded in 2019, Tandem Bank offers a full range of tailored banking services for commercial and retail customers in the Greater Atlanta area. Experienced, approachable, and practical, Tandem is locally owned and devoted to the communities it serves. As the first new bank in Georgia in over 10 years, Tandem Bank is designed to deliver the technology and convenience that today’s banking customers expect. For additional information about Tandem Bank, please visit or call 770-281-9880.

About Safe Systems

Safe Systems was founded in 1993 to provide compliance-centric IT and security solutions exclusively to financial institutions. The company has become one of the leaders in the industry, managing hundreds of financial institutions representing more than $61 billion in combined assets, 1,100 locations and more than 20,000 network devices. Safe Systems’ IT network management services are the bridge between the core and other third-party applications. These cost effective solutions include IT support and managed services, internal network/cloud design and installation, hosted email, business continuity and disaster recovery, compliance consulting, security services, and IT and compliance training. Safe Systems helps financial institutions to significantly decrease costs, increase performance, and improve their compliance posture. For additional information about Safe Systems, Inc., please visit or call 877.752.0550.