AEG is currently in the course of developing a new tracking and monitoring application that allows instantaneous outlook over message status.
The need to have real-time visibility over the SWIFT messages status and their location in the queues, the time spent in each queue and who was working on them, AEG is developing a new application that achieves message tracking and monitoring with a smart notification system in order to control and evaluate the performance of the users and process delayed messages. The application allows the user to view all message instances in real time from a specifically configured queue via a suitable friendly web user-interface. Further, the application monitors the observed SWIFT queues for any delayed messages that exceed the predefined allowed time, and collects information about the delayed messages before generating an email notification alert. This, in turn, allows the user to follow up more efficiently with the SWIFT and Compliance departments at the bank to resolve issues and facilitate faster processing.
CSCF v2022 promotes control 2.9 (Transaction Business Controls) to mandatory. It supports and aligns with other regulations such as CPMI’s strategy which equally aims at reducing the risk of payment fraud related to endpoint security.
AEG introduces an application that answers the banks’ need for transaction control and monitoring. AEG Payment Control and Monitoring Application is designed to monitor intelligently the transactional activities at the bank internal environments. This solution helps identifying and blocking high risk transactions in case any fraudulent activity is detected.
AEG Payment Control and Monitoring Application is a comprehensive solution that allows the bank to detect possible fraud actions, to monitor and control transactions, to generate payment reports and to assure network to SWIFT system reconciliation.
AEG gpi-PRO now supports SWIFT Go, a new service by SWIFT that gives financial institutions the added value of enabling their customers to send low-value cross-border payments directly from their bank accounts in a predictable, fast, highly secure way anywhere in the world at a very competitive price. This feature is available to the entire gpi community starting Nov-2021, with calibration period of 4 months between Dec-2021 and Mar-2022.
AEG gpi-PRO’s design agility allows for changes that give the application the stretch to cater for the specific requirements of SWIFT Go. In fact, AEG gpi-PRO has been acknowledged by SWIFT as a compatible application for the year 2021, and our development team will definitely make sure to keep it going for as long as this new technology shall live.
SWIFT has announced lately that SWIFTNet Instant is now live on the Eurosystem’s Target instant payment settlement (TIPS). And it is now available through AEG Service Bureau. SWIFTNet Instant enables access through a single user interface to multiple instant payments systems in Europe for both domestic and cross-border payments.
Alliance Gateway Instant (AGI) will be used to assure the connectivity between the AEG Service Bureau and the SWIFTNet Instant network. AGI is highly secure, has a light weight footprint and resilient configurations. In the case of Handling TIPS, AEG MidSys3 application will provide the needed functionality in order for the financial institutions to exchange TIPS Messages.
AEG MidSys3 application is an essential prerequisite for this solution where the following features will be provided:
As a part of AEG’s continuous strive to bring the best to its clients and to provide cutting-edge solutions, AEG always looks to partner with leaders in the field.
We are pleased to announce our new partnership with Ivanti, a leader in the IT software business. We are particularly leveraging their solutions for application control and application lifecycle management. These solutions are intended to facilitate and automate tasks that otherwise are time-consuming and hectic when done manually. A brief is provided in the following article under the names of SmartControl and SmartPatch.
In line with its mission, AEG is always in the course of looking for opportunities to cater for the needs of its clients and serving them state-of-the-art solutions. Whether partnered or inhouse solutions, AEG seeks to serve what the financial community truly wants and needs. Below is a brief list of our new products:
SmartControl offers IT unprecedented control over endpoints, reducing security risk while providing a great user experience in the latest Windows environments. This solution delivers secure Windows privilege management that lets you remove user full-admin rights and prevents unauthorized executables such as malware, ransomware, unlicensed software, and other unknown applications from being installed or executed. SmartControl enables your IT team to manage application access and user privileges efficiently across your desktop and server estate.
SmartPatch covers everything related to application lifecycle management and patching. It finds online and offline systems, scans for missing patches and deploys them.
Password Manager: When it comes to this baffling amount of sensitive, password-protected data across so many streams and team members, responsible organization becomes a must for a streamlined work flow. Luckily, Team Password Manager can take care of all of these common problems, fix your work flow, and make password management easier across all teams, departments, and organizations.
AEG Internet Proxy is easy-to-use and powerful proxy server. AEG Internet Proxy can support broadband, DSL, dial-up, optical fiber, satellite, ISDN and DDN connections, it helps you build your own proxy server and share Internet connection within the LAN efficiently and easily.
AEG Snap Tool is a disk imaging software that enables the user to back up, restore and view backed up hard disk data, easily and safely.
The most prominent incident this year in Lebanon, on top of the economic crisis and COVID-19, is the enormous explosion that stroke the Port of Beirut ramming the whole city, killing 204 people, injuring over 6,500, and leaving over 300,000 people homeless.
Many businesses were affected, especially those that are close to the area of the explosion, including one of our main connectivity providers, whom the blast severely damaged their data center. Despite the sad news, our redundancy plan secured the connectivity of our clients and the transfer was seamless. Moreover, our emails were switched to a secondary domain as the primary was affected as well. This maintained a normal communication with our clients allowing them to open tickets, receive support and make requests. Within the given circumstances, we consider this year a success story as AEG has, once again, proven its resilience and reliability. This is, in fact, the promise AEG makes to its clients, and strives to meet every single time.
The persistence of the pandemic over several months with no clear foresight of when it is going to end made us adapt much quicker to the new facts and force solid measures in order to keep our business up and running.
Due to the regular enhancements of our Business Continuity Plan, our teams were already trained and prepared for certain limitations that they were faced with. However, the elongated period has brought about some challenges that could not be avoided, but again, we have been dealing with them in the sense that kept the functionality as high as possible within the circumstances.
First, there were some complications arising from the logistic issues due to lockdown and curfew imposed by governments at the countries of our clients. This may have caused some delays while we would be waiting for our clients to be operating and able to cooperate with us. Moreover, remote communication has been a real changer of the game, because our clients are used to our engineers visiting their premises, operating on site and communicating their issues in person.
Our staff members got used to the new situation and are finding ways to optimize functionalities by creating alternative proactive plans. This induces creativity, problem solving skills, risk management skills, and brings about the best in each and every employee at AEG. We sure hope this pandemic gets over as soon as possible after all the bad ways it has impacted people around the world, yet, we cannot deny that it has given us many lessons on the business and personal levels equally.
All financial institutions processing SWIFT MT Category 1, 2 and 9 series messages must be able to receive and process Cross-border Payments and Reporting Plus (CBPR+) compliant ISO 20022 messages. Optionally, financial institutions with significant intermediary business, where compliance is required, should also be able to send CBPR+ compliant ISO 20022 messages based on received ISO 20022 payments. Conformance to CBPR+ specifications will be validated by the SWIFT messaging service, so it is imperative that bank implements the specifications correctly.
AEG MT-ISO Converter with its advanced and robust features plays an important role in adopting the ISO20022 migration by anticipating their business requirements and complying with CBPR+ defined rules and standards. This also helps the bank to focus on a single point of implementing the ISO20022 instead of making the changes on all the back-end applications.
Starting 22 November 2020, SWIFT mandates FIN users to confirm to the Tracker when a payment (MT 103) has been credited to the account of the beneficiary, placed on hold or transferred outside of SWIFT within a maximum of two business days following the value date in the MT 103.
AEG Universal Payment Confirmation (AEG-UPC), an inhouse application, automates the process of sending confirmations to the Tracker on the payment status in compliance with SWIFT requirements. AEG-UPC is already an integrated module in AEG gpi-PRO application if the bank is a gpi member. However, if the bank is not a gpi member, AEG-UPC can work as a stand-alone application to perform the confirmations to the Tracker automatically.
Ever since the first release of CSP in 2016, AEG has been working closely with its clients providing consultancy, guidance and support concerning the compliance with SWIFT’s CSCF framework. In the past four years, AEG performed security awareness sessions, security assessments, risk assessments, penetration testing, along with various activities to detect vulnerabilities, risks and gaps. Moreover, AEG has also been providing security and business continuity products in the quest of keeping its clients protected and compliant. With all the CSP projects that we have done, we have always had satisfying results and contented clients.
Today, AEG is proud to announce that it has been listed on SWIFT’s directory of CSP assessment providers. Being acknowledged as an assessor will undoubtedly strengthen the trust of our current and future clients; the trust that we highly value, appreciate, and work hard to maintain.Go to SWIFT CSP Assessment Providers Directory NOTE: SWIFT does not certify, warrant, endorse or recommend any service provider listed in its directory and SWIFT customers are not required to use providers listed in the directory
AEG held a very successful roadshow in Amman, Jordan on the 28th of March 2022 discussing the latest requirements of security and compliance for years 2022 and 2023, and hosting representatives and management personnel of over 12 leading Jordanian banks.
The event opened with the keynote of AEG’s CEO, Dr. Mohamed Sadek, introducing state-of-the-art services that address the current concerns of the banking sector and the financial community in Jordan. The main focus of this event was to cover everything regarding MT to ISO 20022 conversion as it is going live this November.
Our team discussed the requirements of CSCF 2022 and 2023 in the quest of preparing our clients in Jordan to be secure and compliant with the help of AEG’s solutions. Moreover, the team presented and highlighted the competitive advantages and main features of some of the AEG inhouse applications such as: AEG gpi-PRO, SWIFT GO, AEG Smart-SMD, AEG EPS System and AEG MT-ISO Converter.
Africa’s digital economy: Where finance and fintech reconnect.
AEG is attending the virtual African Regional Conference this year. It is a great opportunity to connect with the African financial community and follow up with the latest news. We are eagerly anticipating to hear from senior industry speakers and experts from across the region discussing what matters most to the financial industry in Africa.
Our purpose is to stay in touch with the African financial community, understand their needs and pain points, and cater to those needs in the best ways possible.
Ce webinaire couvre une formation gratuite pour les professionnels des concepts de Cybersécurité et de SWIFT CSCF; il introduit également d'autres cadres tels que PCI-DSS, IS027001 et le cadre de Cybersécurité du NIST.
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