Press Release, October 15, 2018

Safe Systems Issues New White Paper: “Moving beyond Traditional Firewall Protection to Develop an Integrated Security Ecosystem”

Alpharetta, Ga., October 15, 2018Safe Systems, a national provider of fully-compliant IT and security services for community banks and credit unions, has published a free white paper, “Moving beyond Traditional Firewall Protection to Develop an Integrated Security Ecosystem,” which is now available for download on its website.

The firewall is still one of the most basic cyber deterrents available to financial institutions, but in today’s threat landscape, a misconfigured or out-of-date firewall can leave an organization’s network vulnerable to attack. Safe Systems’ white paper examines the evolution of traditional firewall technology and provides five key features all banks and credit unions need to monitor and mitigate security threats. Additionally, this paper stresses the importance of developing an integrated security approach between all security layers to adequately protect the entire network and establish an effective security foundation.

“As cyber threats grow in volume and sophistication, the tools used to find and eradicate them have to get smarter and scale better as well,” said Darren Bridges, president of Safe Systems. “Our white paper explains why community banks and credit unions must proactively monitor their firewall solutions and ensure they are able to effectively combat current malicious activity, detect emerging threats, and work seamlessly with the entire security suite.”

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.