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Parallels secures Japanese bank

Anuradha Shukla | May 16, 2016
Thin client system delivers higher security and lower operating costs.

Kawaguchi-Shinkin Bank is leveraging a thin client environment using Parallels Remote Application Server to secure its data systems.

The deployment has also significantly reduced operating and support costs from their systems department.

Prior the implementation, the bank was challenged with increased security risks concomitant with a fat client environment and higher operational loads.

Employees were using about 400 Windows PCs throughout all Kawaguchi-Shinkin Bank branches and management wanted to move to a system environment with greater levels of security and a lower risk of data leaks.

"As a financial institution, we are extremely sensitive to issues like data leaks from the perspective of protecting our customers' data," said Yoshitaka Kokubun, manager, Systems Department, Centralized Business Division, Kawaguchi-Shinkin Bank. "For those of us in the systems department responsible for the operational maintenance of the bank's systems, thin clients offer an attractive system configuration."

Migration to thin client

The bank migrated all of its general business computers to thin client systems using Parallels Remote Application Server, in August of 2015.

Kawaguchi-Shinkin Bank compared several products and services against their business requirements before introducing the thin client system.

Parallels Remote Application Server was chosen because of its strong affinity with the Windows environment that had been in use and the ease with which the system could be brought online and managed.

The deployment was done by KDDI Corporation, which initially began the installation on a trial basis for the Systems department and in parts of the main branch.

A roll-out to all branches and locations occurred after an approximately year-long trial, when it was confirmed that there were no issues with the solution.


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