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Solution Spotlight – Network Foundations

Posted February 9, 2022

This AWS Network Foundation solution provides an opinionated, foundational set of network architectures, design considerations, automated solutions, and best practices that help our clients “quick start” their AWS journey with a strong foothold while ensuring the scalability and growth they are likely to require as their AWS footprint grows. Vertical Relevance highly recommends that the following foundational best practices be implemented to create a sustainable AWS Network that will support an enterprise-level organization.

Simplify Compliance with the VR Security Framework and AWS Audit Manager

Posted December 8, 2021

It is difficult to navigate the constantly evolving world of compliance and regulations. Manual risk management often leads to gaps in security, and requires high effort and collaboration to achieve compliance. Reaching compliance is a huge undertaking, often involving guesswork and extensive research just to have information to get started. By leveraging AWS Audit Manager and the VR Cloud Controls Framework, we can create a custom audit framework that meets our individual business requirements, automate the audit process, and attain routine compliance.

Automating Disaster Recovery on AWS for Financial Services

Posted February 2, 2021

The term Disaster Recovery (DR) is enough to keep both engineers and executives up at night. Any event that can have a negative impact on your business continuity could be characterized as an adverse event.

Introduction to Amazon Connect at Scale for Financial Services

Posted November 3, 2020

In this post, we’ll illustrate the business benefits that a financial services organization can achieve by creating a connected call center experience leveraging Amazon Connect and Salesforce Service Cloud. To accomplish this we’ll walk you through the setup of key components of the solution including Salesforce Service Cloud Computer Telephony Integration (CTI), Amazon Connect, Amazon Lex bots, and AWS Lambda to interface data from Connect to Salesforce.

Automating the creation of Compliant AWS Accounts using AWS Control Tower for Financial Services

Posted September 10, 2020

Learn how to automate account creation and guardrail deployment using AWS Control Tower. This article allows financial services companies the ability to create environments that can assist in regulatory compliance for different Business Units and applications. Control Tower, along with the other AWS Services, can enable an enterprise to provide security and compliance controls over a vast AWS environment. This will lead to reduced risk and improved efficiency in providing infrastructure across an organization.

Resiliency on AWS for Financial Services – Introduction to the Testing Framework

Posted August 25, 2020

For financial services organizations looking to move their applications into AWS, not knowing the true resiliency of those applications, and the infrastructure behind them presents a great risk. Most businesses try to adhere to industry best practices in regards to architecting their AWS environments in a way that is highly available, scalable, and fault-tolerant but there is no avoiding the inevitable failures and disruptions in those environments now and then. With hosting business-critical applications on AWS, businesses need to have a reliable testing strategy framework in place that regularly tests the resiliency of their AWS infrastructure.

Introduction to VPN at Scale for Financial Services

Posted July 28, 2020

For financial services organizations, there are many unique security, regulatory, and compliance obligations institutions face on a daily basis. This is especially relevant when it comes to their VPN strategy.

Providing a Workstation at Scale for a Financial Services Organization – Part 1

Posted May 14, 2020

Photo by @proxyclick from Unsplash In our previous blog post, Enabling a Financial Services Workforce to Work Remotely we discussed how it can be difficult to set up a remote workforce while still enforcing security and governance. For financial services organizations, providing workstations that enable Front Office, Middle Office, Back Office, Developers, etc. to access […]

Enabling a Financial Services Workforce to Work Remotely

Posted April 9, 2020

The Financial Services Industry is one of the most regulated industries in the world. The very nature of the business requires the industry to comply with strict security requirements. There are numerous regulatory requirements from handling payment card information (PCI-DSS) to how call recordings are labeled and managed (Dodd-Frank Act). When an organization needs to […]

LIBOR Remediation

Posted March 24, 2020

Use of LIBOR as a reference rate is going away: The expectation is that LIBOR will cease to be supported at the end of 2021, and that new reference rate indexes will need to replace it.
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