OAS is one of South Africa's leading technology integration providers for the financial industry. Having a deep understanding of the ever-shifting regulations, changing customer needs and most importantly, increasing cybersecurity risks, OAS has the specialized expertise and experience gained over decades of implementation and deployment of some of the largest transformation projects within the South African financial industry. 

Citrix for financial services

The financial industry has taken major strides in transforming their environments in meeting the demand for secure access from anywhere, any device using any network, easy access to information, meeting compliance regulations and streaming their entire infrastructure and reducing costs.

Using Citrix solutions has proven to be highly effective in meeting the industry's requirements and is used by most of the major blue-chip banks and financial institutions worldwide.

To remain competitive in an extremely fast paced and rapidly changing and user experience. Within the financial industry, firms can both modernize and and leverage legacy infrastructure in a more flexible way, delivering the evolving experiences demanded by both customers and employees.

OAS has been assisting with the transformation and cloud migration for some of SA's top financial institutions, utilizing Citrix solutions:

Increase business agility

VDI delivery and Desktops‑as‑a‑Service (DaaS) help provision and manage employee resources in any location more easily, adapt readily to changing needs, and simplify IT operations.

Citrix Cloud services provide a fast, flexible deployment model for applications and services to accelerate innovation while reducing costs

  • Facilitates the shift from legacy on‑premises systems to cloud environments, SaaS, and VDI
  • Streamlines rollout of new products and better user experiences
  • Incorporates cloud resources to match organizational strategy and requirements
  • Adapts and scales easily to meet changing business needs while keeping IT management simple and cost‑efficient
  • Accelerates the value of M&A, new locations, and branch consolidation by allowing IT to deliver applications and data anywhere, on any device, without the need to integrate legacy systems

Reduce risk, boosting resiliency and efficiency

Citrix have developed solutions which improves data protection, enable rapid recovery from security incidents for better business continuity.

As remote and hybrid work moves beyond the firewall, Citrix security solutions – Zero Trust Network Access - restricts unauthorized access and potential threats from both internal and external users.

The Citrix NetScaler, which is placed outside the firewall, adds an additional layer of security but also optimizes the network by load balancing data center usage, encrypting data in-motion, restricting data sharing, and facilitates Single Sign-On for greater user performance.

Citrix analytics delivers better security and compliance, delivers actionable insights and deflects potential threats in real time.

OAS will help companies to plan and orchestrate integrated architectures that enable digital transformation through:

  • Deep financial services and cross-industry expertise
  • Vertical services and solutions, including interoperability with global banks
  • Digital, cloud-native tools, both proprietary and open source
  • Managed services across the financial services technology stack
  • Turnkey design and development services