The financial infrastructure is a global ecosystem interconnecting diverse infrastructures such as financial sites, clearing houses, regulatory sites using proprietary networks and increasingly the internet for front end services. While the interconnections provide the convenience of system-wide access and features, it also exposes the overall infrastructure to disruptions arising from across the spectrum of interconnected entities. Traditionally, each domain deploys its customized monitoring software solutions in order to protect itself from operational failures and deliberate attacks. Protecting the interconnected infrastructure required a co-ordinated monitoring the overall financial ecosystem.
This comprehensive global monitoring schema is currently missing, and constitutes the key aim of CoMiFin to provide.