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NPL Markets Data Security

By Michael Hogers

Senior Developer

Published Tuesday 26 May, 2020

This article details NPL Markets’ approach to data security. As increasing numbers of large financial institutions join our platform, we have undertaken extensive testing, both internally and by external penetration testing specialists, to ensure that our platform is highly resistant to external attack. As a result, we have deployed bank level security infrastructure to protect client data


Raise your security posture with NPL Markets's highest security posture

Using NPL Markets, you will gain the confidence that you require to efficiently trade and analyse credit portfolios whilst using a platform developed using the most secure industry standards. As an NPL Markets customer you benefit from the best standard of software infrastructure, access and document security. NPL Markets follows the Center for Internet Security (CIS) Benchmark guidelines, the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) cybersecurity framework and the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) publications to create software of the highest security posture. NPL Markets was recently rated as having a ‘Strong’ security posture by a CREST-approved cybersecurity consultant.


Infrastructure Security

NPL Markets’ infrastructure is built with robustness in mind. All NPL Markets data storage solutions are spread in at least two geographical areas such that data remains available and unaffected in case of an emergency situation. All infrastructure of NPL Markets that exchanges data uses the latest TLS encryption protocol and best encryption keys. In addition to these measures NPL Markets continuously backups data in real-time, ensuring that data cannot be lost. NPL Markets follows the Center for Internet Security Benchmark guidelines and automatically checks technical infrastructure for compliance with benchmark rules.


Access Security

NPL Markets applies industry best practices to ensure software access works as safely as possible, while striking a balance with user friendliness. NPL Markets follows the guidelines defined by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a non-regulatory government agency responsible for a cybersecurity framework, in order to provide the most secure access policies to users. By encouraging high password complexity, enforcing multi-factor authentication, providing protection against brute-force attacks and blocking known malicious agents NPL Markets provides you with the most secure access standards.


Active monitoring

Key in creating an effective cybersecurity strategy is to be able to detect cybersecurity threats immediately. NPL Markets does this by applying anomaly detection to all its access portals, preventing malicious actors from gaining unallowed access through unconventional means. In addition to that, NPL Markets continuously scans file uploads for malicious content and is able to detect attempts to exploit vulnerabilities listed by OWASP.


NPL Markets provides you with industry standard security when trading and analysing credit portfolio data





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