Amid the outbreak of Covid-19, digital transformation has grown by multiple folds in the eleven months and many organisations were forced to shift their operations to the digital platform. This is the time when Digital Workspace Security Solution becomes pivotal, especially for financial institutions to bring the required workforce and workplace transformation.

Security is inevitable but there is a need to level-up the strategies post-Covid-19?

Due to Covid-19 pandemic, many enterprises were forced to move the business to the cloud almost overnight. They started using SaaS applications and focused on collaboration platforms to keep their business running and their employees safe. Companies that invested in digital transformation even before the pandemic, were the ones that could drive business with the least hiccups even as the pandemic raged.

However, the transition to remote working models in haste, and without understanding the organization’s needs did leave end-users more exposed to social engineering, scams and denial-of-service attacks.

In a post-Covid19 era, it, therefore, becomes even more imperative to scrutinize the security strategies that the organization has been adhering to and make amends as and when required.

What efficiency Digital (Workplace/Workforce) Transformation can offer to the BFSI sector?

In a secure digital workspace set-up, IT processes get centralized and there is the simple management of tools, apps, and devices, with an integrated technology work platform. It also provides them with a consolidated view of the entire digital environment.

Citrix has long been a leader catering to some of the leading banks and financial institutions in India and globally; in providing secure remote access to employees working from any location. Citrix Workspace gives IT leaders and employees, the space to work and innovate.

Citrix is now further broadening their cloud security stack, through two new services – Citrix Secure Workspace Access and Citrix Secure Internet Access. While continuing to help customers consolidate their security and networking solutions, Citrix has expanded their ability to service zero trusts and SASE (SD-WAN and Secure Access Service Edge) use cases.

Citrix Workspace has been a hit across customers for its seamless and quick integration with existing apps. It has helped organizations reduce repetitive tasks to a few clicks, leverage data analytics from its business intelligence platform, use micro apps throughout the organization, and improve incident and change management.

How hybrid cloud could be a good starting point for the BFSI Industry?

The BFSI sector is quite risk-averse. Many in this sector continue to rely on the same trusted security methods. In the past, cloud services have been considered with some trepidation and there was concern over their viability for the financial sector. There have also been concerns around regulatory frameworks for cloud outsourcing and the scrutiny banks might face if their data gets compromised.

However, in the past few years, we’ve noticed that banks of all sizes have been moving to the cloud and transforming their business. A hybrid cloud approach, in particular, allows this sector to take a flexible and phased approach to cloud computing, thus also giving them the space to transform at their own pace.

Today, world’s top banks, investment, and insurance companies trust Citrix to deliver digital solutions.

With their solutions across the workspace, network, and cloud, this sector can improve their IT efficiency, manageability, and cost control, while also increasing overall business agility and flexibility. Business benefits like these can have a profoundly positive impact on both customer and employee experience.


Vijay Jayaraman

Director, Presales System Engineering

Citrix Systems


About Citrix

Citrix (NASDAQ:CTXS) is powering a better way to work with unified workspace, networking, and analytics solutions that help organizations unlock innovation, engage customers, and boost productivity, without sacrificing security.

With Citrix, users get a seamless work experience and IT has a unified platform to secure, manage, and monitor diverse technologies in complex cloud environments. Citrix solutions are in use by more than 400,000 organizations including 98 percent of the Fortune 500.

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