Strong security, advanced cloud services
As a financial services company, DBS is heavily regulated and has strict security and privacy standards. Security is its obsession, and a move away from on-premises solutions to Microsoft Office 365 would be off the table without absolute confidence in the safety of bank information. Working with Microsoft, the DBS IT department thoroughly examined Microsoft cloud security measures as they apply to financial services. The comprehensive information in the Service Trust Portal, the positive response from Microsoft to address Singapore banking guidelines, and access to the Microsoft Financial Services Compliance Program all gave DBS confidence in its evaluation.
“Just as our government regulators have done, DBS looked at Microsoft tools, practices, encryption—a whole raft of technologies,” says Gledhill. “We determined that Office 365 and other Microsoft cloud services offer the richest collaboration platform and deepest security.” Expanding on that theme, he adds, “We believe the Microsoft cloud is more secure than anything a traditional bank could implement. DBS gains consistent vigilance, technology experts that no bank could likely retain, and constant security reinvestment.” On a more personal level, he says, “Deploying the Microsoft solutions has helped me sleep at night. I know they’re going to work, be safe, and provide strong security—everything that matters most to me.”