KUALA LUMPUR, 18 MARCH 2022: Tune Protect Malaysia (Tune Protect) is now the first insurer in Malaysia to have received the official approval from Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) to host its insurance core system on Telekom Malaysia Bhd’s (TM) Cloud α Edge. This was made possible via a collaboration between Tune Protect, TM and Huawei Technologies (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (Huawei Malaysia).This partnership will enable Tune Protect to re-platform its existing GIS (General Insurance System), an insurance core system, on to Cloud.
The hosting of the system will be done on Cloud α Edge — the only Malaysian-owned Hyperscaler Public Cloud that promotes data sovereignty. This marks a significant milestone as Cloud α Edge meets the standards of BNM’s Risk Management in Technology (RMiT) full guidance requirements checklist, making it the first and only Public Cloud so far to host an insurance core system in Malaysia.
The core system comes with a set of Systems Applications and Products (SAP) that will be completely hosted on Cloud α Edge which also ensure Tune Protect’s business is constantly at the forefront of digital transformation initiatives.
This collaboration between the three parties will ensure Tune Protect customers receive consistent speeds in user portal experience; more tailored and matching insurance offerings for their requirements; and better insurance premium rates due to infrastructure and intelligence optimisation.
Works are currently underway for the core insurance system to be deployed in multiple phases commencing July 2022. Prasanta Roy, Group Chief Technology Officer of Tune Protect said, “As the first insurer to have received the approval to host the core system on Cloud, we are further enhancing our group credentials. Cloud is the centrepiece of our digital transformation that will enable us to achieve speed-to-market and introduce more innovative products and services for our customers.”
Cloud α Edge plays an important role as a digital platform enabler through the offerings of a comprehensive set of cloud services in Malaysia and will transform Tune Protect’s existing business capabilities and services into a highly scalable, and agile cloud native open-source platform to unlock its existing capabilities into unlimited digital value. This transformation is crucial to support today’s fast-paced and demanding business operations and in ensuring the company consistently stays competitive in the market.
Tune Protect customers will experience a whole new level of engagement experience via this partnership. Aside from providing cloud and digital services, Huawei and TM are also rendering advisory and consultation services in terms of compliance and technical requirements that align to the guidance provided by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM).
Meanwhile, Imri Mokhtar, Group Chief Executive Officer of TM said, “We fully understand the importance for FSI customers, including insurers such as Tune Protect, to have highly secured digital infrastructure while they continue accelerating their digital adoption. Given the rising volume of digital transactions and our commitment to excellent customer experience, we must ensure that the infrastructure supporting our partner is resilient, scalable and protected on all fronts. With TM Cloud α Edge being fully compliant to BNM’s RMiT, FSI players can reap the benefit of scalability and agility to future-proof their business, while simultaneously protecting customer data, at a superior price advantage. Through our enterprise and public sector business solutions arm, TM ONE, we are ready to serve the industry with end-to-end robust and secured digital infrastructure, befitting our role as the sole Malaysian Cloud Service Provider (CSP) under the MyDIGITAL initiative.”
Huawei Malaysia’s Vice President of the Cloud and AI Business Group, Mr Lim Chee Siong said, “It is always our goal at Huawei Cloud to dive into digitalisation and to provide everything as a service. Huawei will continue to innovate and team up with our partners to dive into digital and build the cloud foundation for an intelligent world. Cloud is just the beginning. We view it as a runway to transport businesses to even greater heights.”
TM is the only local player with its own core Data Centre and Cloud infrastructure with full data residency, locality and sovereignty. Through the collaboration with Huawei Malaysia, this infrastructure is reinforced through Cloud, AI and the most advanced cyber security practices and technologies, putting it right on track to become the only Malaysian-owned end-to-end Cloud and AI infrastructure service provider. This means the data in the Cloud is stored right here in Malaysia instead of abroad, providing a solution to the challenge of data sovereignty.