The UK's first new full-service bank in more than 100 years has selected secure authentication technology from ActivIdentity for its customers.

Metro Bank will use ActivIdentity's 4TRESS authentication server to provide secure access to the bank's Temenos T24 core banking system.

ActivIdentity said that its 4TRESS authentication server allows organisations to respond quickly to new online attacks, evolving business requirements and changing customer needs. It will allow Metro Bank to gain the flexibility to meet security requirements for a wide range of deployment, end-user and device options that are scalable to users.

Metro Bank selected the T24 model bank platform that features pre-configured, best practice products and processes and instils Temenos' functionality across more than 600 projects worldwide into a proven, safe and well-documented implementation methodology. According to Temenos, this provides Metro Bank with a single, out-of-the-box solution to support its business with a low cost, low risk and rapid implementation, with system deployment completed in just nine months.

Craig Donaldson, chief executive at Metro Bank, said: “We're pleased with the security and flexibility ActivIdentity's 4TRESS Authentication Server provides for the Temenos banking platform used by our customers. Customer service is at the heart of Metro Bank, and safe online banking is key to this model. The 4TRESS authentication server provides the necessary security to protect our customers' online financial transactions.”

Karl Weintz, senior vice president of corporate development and strategy at ActivIdentity, said: “We're pleased to provide the secure access for Temenos' ARC internet system for Metro Bank and its customers. The 4TRESS Authentication Server is an ideal security solution for flexible customer authentication capabilities for the ARC-IB component and provides Metro Bank's customers with a highly secure infrastructure that doesn't sacrifice convenience or ease of use for their banking needs.”