Cisco tackles bank security in Serbia

Cisco is winning favor in Serbia, winning a contract to update the security systems of Banka Postanska Stedionica, the nation’s largest retail bank.
The software firm has deployed an IP-based security network  at the bank’s headquarters in Belgrade and in 40 branches nationwide, replacing disparate legacy products acquired when the bank bought out smaller competitors. Cisco’s equipment is enabling centralized monitoring of data, voice and video feeds, replacing the branch-level approach previous employed.
A total of 400 cameras have been installed and connected to a management platform designed by Cisco’s local partner Com-4T doo.
Dragisa Lojanica, the bank’s head of IT, says the system is already paying off by enabling it to track overpayments, and that the bank is now “considering the integration of access control based on the network foundation.”