Press Release
National Bank of Pakistan

Supernet Limited and National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) Signs Kaspersky Endpoint Security Solution, Implementation & Support Agreement

Data is one of the valuable assets a bank holds in trust and to lose it or lose access to it or for it to be compromised can result in increasingly dire consequences, not only from a cost or regulatory perspective but, more crucially, from the standpoint of erosion of the trust our customers place in us to keep their data secure and private.

At the same time the digitalization of business processes, products, services that normalized mobile and remote computing, often over insecure public and personal Wi-Fi networks and devices, has resulted in a complex and evolving threat landscape with an increasingly vulnerable and blurred perimeter that, if not secured, exposes this asset. A multi-layered cyber security strategy is one facet of NBP’s response to the cyber threat and Kapersky’s End Point Protection solution is the product the Bank has employed to secure the ‘perimeter’.

Supernet has been awarded a 5-year contract by National Bank of Pakistan for providing endpoint security solution to 11500 nodes across the country. It is one of the largest projects awarded in banking industry for endpoint security when it comes to the size and scale.

CEO Supersecure & Director Supernet, Mr. Jamal Nasir Khan on this occasion said, “Our security solution is designed to seamlessly integrate with NBP’s existing environment for threat detection, automatic response, real-time alert and data export. The centralized application, web and device controls will protect NBP’s sensitive data on each and every endpoint including PCs, Virtual Workstations and servers. It is a great achievement by the company to deliver critical information security services to NBP one of the leading commercial banks in Pakistan.”

“The ceremony was attended by Mr. Amin Manji SEVP/CTO of National Bank of Pakistan and Mr. Jamal Nasir Khan, CEO Supersecure and Director Supernet Limited, the event was also graced by their respective management teams.”

Endpoint security is often seen as cybersecurity's frontline, and represents one of the first places organizations look to secure their enterprise networks. In order to move towards the goal of improved cybersecurity posture and delivering secure financial services to its customers, NBP recently signed a contract with Supernet Limited for Kaspersky End Point Protection solution that offers state-of-the -art antivirus, encryption and anti-malware protection to ensure threat detection and response offering real-time threat protection to endpoints and sensitive data& applications on servers.

Speaking at the prestigious occasion Mr. Amin Manji SEVP/CTO National Bank of Pakistan said, “Kaspersky solutions will help NBP to minimize its attack surface and enable us to move forward proactively in the face of cyber threats. With several cybersecurity projects in the pipeline; it validates NBP’s resolve to security with no compromise when it comes to safety of the customer data. National Bank of Pakistan is committed to provide safe and secure banking to its customers with a peace of mind.”

“Mr. Amin Manji SEVP/CTO NBP & Mr. Jamal Nasir CEO SupersSecure exchanging signed contract for Kaspersky Endpoint Protection solution with implementation and support for the duration of five years.”

Supernet provided Kaspersky Endpoint Protection solution will offer NBP the following prominent functionalities:

  • Machine-learning classification to detect zero-day threats in near real time
  • Advanced antimalware, ransomware and antivirus protection to protect, detect, and correct malware across multiple endpoint devices and operating systems
  • Proactive web security to ensure safe browsing on the web
  • Data classification and data loss prevention to prevent data loss and exfiltration via USBs
  • Integrated firewall to block hostile network attacks
  • Actionable threat forensics to allow administrators to quickly isolate infections
  • Insider threat protection to safeguard against unintentional and malicious actions
  • Centralized endpoint management platform to improve visibility and simplify operations
  • Endpoint, disk encryption and file integrity monitoring to prevent data exfiltration and Zero-day attacks.

About Supernet Limited

Supernet Limited, one of Pakistan’s leading telecommunications service provider and systemsintegrator, has been operating since 1995. Supernet offers a full portfolio of local-to-globalintegrated communications infrastructure solutions to Telecoms, Defense, Enterprise andGovernment entities. Supernet’s “Connectivity” products and services include a broad spectrumof Wide Area Network (WAN) and Metropolitan Area Network (MAN) solutions based onsatellite, fiber optics, microwave and radios. In recent years, Supernet has established itsexpertise in domains including cybersecurity, power, networking and surveillance solutions aspart of its “Beyond Connectivity” initiative thereby offering a richer portfolio of solutions andservices to customers. For more information, please visit