Russia-based Unicredit Bank has selected NCR Corporation’s multivendor ATM software security solution Solidcore Suite for APTRA, which prohibits the introduction of unauthorized code on ATMs and protects them from insider attacks.

NCR claims that its Solidcore for APTRA platform allows only authorized code to run, rather than reacting to known attacks as they arise.

Specifically, Solidcore for APTRA automatically creates and updates the inventory of good code and protects the system’s memory so that authorized code cannot be modified, deleted or hijacked.

The software is being installed on Unicredit’s entire multivendor ATM network in its branches.

UniCredit Card Business and Remote Service Department director Alexander Vishnyakov said that UniCredit chose NCR’s security solution as it prevents all types of malicious software manipulation in real time and is easy to manage.

“We found that NCR is the only company offering proactive solutions to ATM security. With Solidcore for APTRA we can ultimately reduce our equipment installation and service costs, while providing greater protection to our network,” Vishnyakov said.