Banking service provider figo uses Linkerd to increase speed, scalability, and security

July 31, 2019

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figo is Europe’s first banking service provider. figo’s platform enables customers to read bank data, analyze financial sources, initiate transfers, verify account balances, categorize transactions, and aggregate finance sources into a singular customer experience.

Christian Hüning, system architect at figo, adopted Linkerd to provide mutual TLS (mTLS) between all services in a cluster, enhancing the security of the critical applications its banking services depended on

Hüning shared the challenges and benefits of migrating figo’s infrastructure from a VM-based environment to a platform built on Kubernetes, Linkerd, and other open source technologies, in order to deliver the stability, scalability, and performance needed to provide their platform with a strong foundation going forward.

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