Launching a Midwest credit union to new levels of security and capabilities

Read how our custom software developers worked with a Midwest credit union to create a profitable, secure, and easy to navigate electronic vault.

The Unique Challenge of a Midwest Credit Union

Years ago, several innovative leaders of a large Midwest credit union came together with an idea to improve their business. Along with the financial services they were currently providing their members, they wanted to produce a highly secure electronic lockbox. With this tool, customers would be able to safely store birth certificates, insurance records, pay stubs, and other sensitive documents. This feature is backed by the credit union’s experience protectively managing their members’ financial accounts.

Excited by this idea and confident it would be a financial success, the team was ready to move forward. Their only challenge? Finding an IT team that could meet each of their business, technical, and security requirements with flying colors.

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Feature built for a Midwest credit union that members can use to securely access electronic vault via their smartphone
The Solution

Initially, the financial institution heard about our engineering team’s development skills and security expertise from one of our partners. After this conversation, the executive leaders and ours talked through their product idea. With the end goal and software requirements top of mind, our engineering team built their product from the ground up. Specifically, we provided insight and strategies to help their internal IT integrate their internal processes with the product requirements. Furthermore, we provided software architecture guidance for development. As an additional security step, we migrated the project into a secure cloud environment – in turn granting greater scalability.

Complete Custom Security

Throughout the process, our software developers followed our Secure Software Development Lifecycle (SSDLC) to integrate security all throughout every stage. Their team also wanted to provide their customers a Single-Sign-On (SSO) experience. This means logging in just once to access the vault, along with the rest of their organizational software applications. To accomplish this, we integrated their chosen enterprise online banking software with KeyCloak and Amazon Cognito. This successfully gave the financial institution’s users a Single-Sign-On (SSO) experience to the electronic vault.

In the end, this Midwest credit union had a user friendly, protected electronic vault for storing sensitive documents. What once started as a concept to create a product, developed into a mutually beneficial relationship between our two companies.

Services Used

Secure Software Development
Secure Software Development integrates security into every step of the development process. With DM’s expert development team and strong security postures, you can be confident your company’s software is functional and secure.
Architecture Planning
Based on your needs, we provide a roadmap and technology/IT suggestions you can trust to help you reach your architectural goals.

Identity Management
Digital Maelstrom assists with identity management and single sign-on solutions initiatives by assessing your current system and protocols, comparing it to your IT management goals and designing a secure solution built to these specific requirements. The result is a defined and tailored method of access to your business’ protected assets using proper individual authentication and authorization.
Software Implementation
From form idea to reality, let Digital Maelstrom make sense of your most complex software project challenges. Digital Maelstrom can help you through each phase of a project from Idea, Design, Planning, Budgeting, Implementation, Testing, and Operations. What stage are you in?
System Integration Services
Our team composes your business’ system and applications in a way that integrates these processes seamlessly. We’ll configure them to all work together harmoniously – leading to new levels of efficiency and business growth.
Cloud Management
Lighten your day-to-day workload when you allow our operations team to manage your company's cloud operations. Click here to learn more!
Risk Assessment and Classification
Every successful information security program starts with a need to assess existing systems and new IT risk management processes being implemented. Digital Maelstrom conducts IT risk assessment by examining both system components and identifying the most likely external threats to your system. In the end, you will receive the final report in an informative, digestible format to share with stakeholders and executives

Technology Used

Logo for technology Angular
Angular is a platform for building mobile and desktop web applications.
Logo for technology Python
Python is a programming language that lets you work quickly and integrate systems more effectively.
Logo for technology KeyCloak
Keycloak is an open source identity and access management solution.
Logo for technology Kubernetes
Kubernetes (K8s) is an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications.
Logo for technology Amazon Web Services
Amazon Web Services
Amazon Web Services offers reliable, scalable, and inexpensive cloud computing services.
Logo for Amazon Web Services CloudFront
AWS CloudFront
Amazon CloudFront is a fast content delivery network (CDN) service that securely delivers data, videos, applications, and APIs to customers globally with low latency, high transfer speeds, all within a developer-friendly environment.
Logo for technology Amazon Web Services S3
Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) is an object storage service that offers industry-leading scalability, data availability, security, and performance.
Logo for technology Amazon Web Services Lambda used by Midwest Credit Union
AWS Lambda
AWS Lambda lets you run code without provisioning or managing servers. You pay only for the compute time you consume.
Logo for technology Amazon Web Services EKS used by Midwest Credit Union
Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) is a fully managed Kubernetes service.
Logo for Amazon Web Services API Gateway used by Midwest Credit Union
AWS API Gateway
Amazon API Gateway is a fully managed service that makes it easy for developers to create, publish, maintain, monitor, and secure APIs at any scale.
Logo for the technology TypeScript used by Midwest Credit Union
TypeScript is an open-source programming language developed and maintained by Microsoft. It is designed for development of large applications and transcompiles to JavaScript.

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