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Resilient and Secure Services

In the fast-paced financial industry, cutting-edge technology is essential, and data is more critical than ever before. ark is a responsive partner with scalable solutions designed to support financial institutions, and our carrier-neutral, interconnected data centers located across the country deliver the speed, security, privacy and resiliency the finance industry demands—with 100% uptime. You need agility, ease of scale and error reduction. You need ark.

Facilities designed for performance and compliance

When it comes to IT for financial services, we know speed and security are key. ark data centers set the standard for redundant power and climate control, as well as the physical and digital security vital to your mission-critical services. All our data center facilities are located in geographic safe zones and are hardened with multiple layers of security, including video surveillance and biometric access screening. We protect your data, and your customers’ sensitive information according to stringent security procedures by our industry-trained experts.

Hybrid cloud solutions for risk reduction, compliance assurance and split-second transactions

  • Address SOX, PCI, EFTA, FISMA or other industry standards and controls
  • Significantly reduce hybrid infrastructure and management costs
  • Eliminate downtime and assure business continuity with redundant edge routing and automated failover power systems
  • Lower-priced, highly diverse Internet connectivity via direct fiber connections with ark On-Net (ION) 
  • Dedicated team of experts who manage business-critical systems, allowing our customers to stay strategic and focused on their core business
  • Defined assessment, architecture and performance optimization processes based on the ITIL framework for managing implementation, changes, incidents and growth
  • Reduce the risk of unauthorized access with the highest levels of physical and biometric security

Networking, managed security and IT support for financial institutions

Deciding where to host data and apps is one piece of transforming technology for digital business. Ensuring your network offers secure and optimized connectivity to your data center estate is equally critical. ark’s customized services for the financial industry cover all the bases, providing networking services, automating routing, load balancing and threat response balanced with 24/7/365 monitoring by seasoned network engineers in our own Network Operations Center (NOC).


Security assessment components

The components of an ark security assessment include those required by compliance standards as well as best practices to ensure a highly secure and performance-optimized hybrid cloud environment.

  • Vulnerability scans
  • Penetration tests
  • Security policy reviews
  • File structure protection
  • Password strength
  • Physical security audit
  • Comparison to industry standards
  • Social engineering challenges

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