First is to allow easier management and secure access to applications and desktops on the floor or in a call center; a great deal of organizations in this industry are currently using Citrix for this type of need. Citrix can also be used to extend the life and reduce the support burden of PC Hardware that is placed at the desk locations.
Financial companies are largely concerned about security and we have vast expertise in architecting the Citrix environment to adhere-to and enforce SOX/PCI Compliance. In fact, over 75% of the financial organizations we enter do not have a high-security Citrix deployment. In addition to architecting a secure Citrix deployment, we have successfully provided Web Application Firewall capabilities to front-end many at-risk applications using Citrix assets already owned.
Citrix also provides the ability to enable higher security, higher availability, lower cost, and lower administrative overhead to managing and connecting branch offices. Couple superior branch communications with a secure Citrix architecture, secure Web Applications, and either multi-datacenter or cloud integration and we provide Financial Institutions with the most robust, secure, highly performing and available computing architecture available.
With business-sensitive apps and data centralized in the datacenter instead of all the endpoint devices that access them, the audit footprint is dramatically reduced to comply with industry and governmental regulations. Additional regulatory compliance enforcement can be obtained with the ability to encrypt data-in-motion and data-at-rest; containerize and wipe data on mobile devices; restrict the sharing and copying of data; and segregate protected data in restricted spaces that can be closely monitored.
Brokers, tellers, advisors, call center staff and other employees can work anywhere using any endpoint on almost any operating platform with Citrix solutions. With an optimized network powered by Citrix, users can expect a superior, high-definition experience on any device even over challenging, high-latency networks often encountered in the financial services industry. When employees can be responsive to customer needs regardless of where they are, they can fulfill the promise of digital banking by building better relationships and offering better service.