Any financial organization or corporation can join SWIFT and connect to the SWIFT Network either directly or via specialized SWIFT Service Bureau.
What is SWIFT Service Bureau?
SWIFT Service Bureau is a specialized division of the company which provides customers with the services of connecting and operating the SWIFT network. Cooperation with Service Bureau can significantly reduce the TCO associated with SWIFT connection as well as with the maintenance of infrastructure.
SWIFT Service Bureau of ProFIX Company serves more than 100 institutions on a permanent basis and also provides technical consulting services for organizations connected to SWIFT directly. According to SWIFT Terms and Conditions our SWIFT Service Bureau division is regularly audited by SWIFT. The results of the audits confirm that SWIFT Service Bureau of ProFIX Company complies in full with current requirements of Shared Infrastructure Programme. This program defines strict requirements for security and production effectiveness as well as all other parameters that determine Service Bureau readiness to provide services to clients at the appropriate level.
SWIFT Service Bureau advantages
17 years of experience. Since 2002 dozens of clients in Ukraine and other countries appreciated the advantages of connecting via SWIFT Service Bureau of ProFIX Company.
High level of reliability and a real opportunity to reduce costs. No need for Customers to order and maintain a special hardware and software, no need to hire, to train and certify their employees.
Guarantee of professionalism and qualifications. Service Bureau is regularly audited by SWIFT, the results constantly confirm full compliance with the terms of Shared Infrastructure Programme. This program includes requirements for security, technological and other parameters that determine the readiness of Service Bureau to provide services.
SWIFT Service Bureau services
Connection to SWIFT via Service Bureau
• Shared Infrastructure. Connection to SWIFTNet is performed via hardware-software complex of Service Bureau that allows to Customers to reduce significantly the expenses on purchasing servers, its own licenses for SWIFT Alliance software, import of cryptographic equipment, maintenance of own telecommunication lines, hiring and training of specialists, etc.
• SWIFT Alliance Gateway. Customer retains the main software interface (Alliance Access/Entry), but saves the resources on servicing the SWIFTNet (Alliance Gateway, SNL, HSMs Alliance Connect VPN boxes, the communication lines via SWIFT Network Partners) using SWIFT Service Bureau connection.
• is carried out with SWIFT Alliance Gateway technical scheme and it provides the Customer with guaranteed access to the SWIFT Network in case of problems with the main connection. Regardless of the connection scheme, the Customer is provided with professional consulting and technical support from SWIFT certified partner.
Servicing of Customer’s direct connection
If the Customer has its own SWIFT connectivity then the remote services are provided. They include remote monitoring and administration of the Customer`s SWIFT infrastructure as well as field work associated with software upgrading on Customer premises (installation of SWIFT Alliance software, DB Recovery option, preparation for a new SWIFT release, etc.).
These services save the Customer from the trouble of training and certification of its own staff to perform the works associated with SWIFT infrastructure maintenance, change of the work technologies or implementation of additional solutions.
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