IntelliMali Case Study - Financial

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Snapt Increases IntelliMali Scalability - Handling Up To 18 Billion Requests Daily Without Incident

IntelliMali specialises in the payment and administration of funds through its solutions IntelliCard and IntelliCell. IntelliMali facilitates payments for funders who wish to use their card at various retailers, and also disburses funds through cash allowances for students.

Business Challenges

IntelliMali first realized they needed a new solution after onboarding a large client requiring capacity they could not handle with their infrastructure at the time. The major challenges they faced were:

  • Scalability
  • Visibility
  • Ease-of-Use
  • Security


IntelliMali purchased Snapt Aria, which they use for load balancing, web application firewall (WAF) and web acceleration. IntelliMali was looking for a solution that would work “out of the box”. They also needed vendor support because they did not have the internal expertise to set up and configure the solution.


On an average day, IntelliMali receives around 20,000 to 30,000 requests. On Black Friday in 2020, while using Snapt Aria, they received over 18 billion requests, and experienced no complaints and no alerts from their system.