Small but rapidly expanding Resurs Bank, based in Helsingborg in southern Sweden, has developed a strategy to move towards becoming a full-service Internet bank. The intention is not only to perform all communication with customers over the Internet, but also to increase the number of services. The main challenge is to keep all transactions simple and convenient for customers while also complying with the highest security standards.
More specifically, this means enabling versatile authentication methods – including the widely used BankID and Resurs Bank’s proprietary eID – in a convenient manner while maintaining high security. Another important step is to introduce digital signatures for signing contracts online.
The most cost-efficient way to meet these requirements is to externalise authentication and signature functions to a central security platform, one that is also able to create and manage eIDs under Resurs Bank’s control. Resurs Bank’s final decision favoured Nexus solution comprising PortWise Validation Server and PortWise Authentication Server – a solution that fits like a glove.