Sberbank’s online banking is compatible with the Russian-made system


File photo: The logo is displayed in an office of Sberbank in Saint Petersburg, Russia, April 19, 2022. REUTERS/REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER

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May 25 (Reuters) – Russian lender Sberbank (SBER.MM) said on Wednesday that its online banking systems SberBusiness and SberPro had been found fully compatible with Astra Linux, a Russian-made operating system.

Removing reliance on foreign systems for online banking is a crucial step for the public lender, which has been hit by Western sanctions imposed on Russia’s actions in Ukraine and has already encountered challenges. problems with its cloud solutions. Read more

Sberbank’s online bank received a certificate confirming its compatibility with Astra Linux, the bank said. More than two million customers out of more than 100 million that the banking group uses SberBusiness.

“For us, it is crucial that interaction with banks through digital channels is stable and reliably secure,” Anna Loevskaya, head of Sberbank’s Digital Corporate Bank division, said in a statement.

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