YES BANK Partners FortyTwo42 Labs to Implement State-Of-The-Art Cybersecurity Solution

Mumbai, December 15, 2016: YES BANK, India’s fifth-largest private sector bank has collaborated with FortyTwo42 Labs, a Global Cyber Security Research Lab setup in India (Vizag and Pune) and Israel (Tel Aviv) as a co-innovation partner for developing next-generation FinTech and Cybersecurity Solutions.

One of the first innovations, the PI-CONTROL™ Platform – that YES BANK has jointly developed with FortyTwo42 Labs – is being rolled out in the next few weeks. The solution has the capability to provide real-time cryptographic digital transaction signing at a massive scale. This is a first-of-its-kind solution.

The usual crypto-identity models work only on a single source of identity whereas PI-CONTROL™ is based on advanced crypto-identity model (I-AM™). I-AM™ aggregates three different factors viz. 1) user’s identities like mobile number, 2) government-issued identities like Aadhaar, PAN, passport number along with 3) bank-issued identities like account number, user ID, PIN, etc., to provide an Identity Trust Score. From a customer’s perspective, the process of two-factor authentication remains the same and he remains agnostic.

I-AM™ crypto identity has all the properties and benefits of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) but is simple to deploy, manage, distribute and use.

PI-CONTROL™ can secure all digital transactions including online funds transfers, Internet banking access, POS & ATM transactions, API banking transactions, limits and approvals, live communications, bill payments, remittances, deal and loan approvals, cash advances, credit and debit card controls and more.

YES BANK plans to use this solution as a multiple factor authentication for ALL online channels including API, and has an exclusive tie-up with FT42 for the same, as part of its ART (Alliances & Relationships for Technology led Innovation) strategy.

Mr. Rana Kapoor, MD & CEO, YES BANK, said, In this increasingly connected world, where digitization takes center stage in banking, it is critical to address the associated risks in the networks. To protect digital transactions from advanced cyberattacks, we believe that there is a need to move from application-level security controls to transaction-level security controls. Currently, there are multiple technology solutions built for specific threats. The PI-CONTROL™ Platform allows digital transaction signing at scale. It eliminates the need for multiple contemporary technologies used to secure a transaction by providing a unified platform and increased security.

Dr. Kamlesh Bajaj, Advisor to FortyTwo42 Labs, who was also the Founder Director of Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-IN), Ministry of Communications and IT, further said, I strongly believe that I-AM™ Crypto ID-based transaction signing method and corresponding PI-CONTROL™ Digital Risk Control platform will bring about a transformative change and a significant improvement in the enterprise digital security posture. It will simplify the user experience, and most importantly will be compliant with the IT ACT 2008 regulations pertaining to electronic signatures of transactions.

Mr. Sanjay Deshpande, Managing Partner FortyTwo42 Labs said, Time has come for a collaborative platform based approach to cyber security. At our innovation center, we are developing the PI-CONTROL™ platform with a vision to provision adaptive, dynamic security controls in response to the rapidly changing threat landscape. I-AM™ crypto-ID is probably the first non-PKI massively scalable cryptographic technology which simplifies usage and increases distribution and adoption given its Cloud Native and mobile-first nature.


YES BANK, India’s fifth-largest private sector bank with a pan-India presence across all 29 states and 7 union territories of India, headquartered in the Lower Parel Innovation District (LPID) of Mumbai, is the outcome of the professional and entrepreneurial commitment of its Founder Rana Kapoor and its top management team, to establish a high-quality, customer-centric, service-driven, private Indian bank catering to the future businesses of India.

YES BANK has adopted international best practices, the highest standards of service quality and operational excellence, and offers comprehensive banking and financial solutions to all its valued customers.

YES BANK has a knowledge-driven approach to banking and offers a superior customer experience for its retail, corporate and emerging corporate banking clients. YES BANK is steadily evolving as the Professionals’ Bank of India with the long term mission of Building the Finest Quality Bank of the World in India by 2020.