Banco Interfinanzas Leverages Parallels RAS for Centralized IT Management

About Banco Interfinanzas S.A.

The Challenge

Banco Interfinanzas, a leader in banking services, needed a new solution to monitor and manage its IT infrastructure remotely. The IT team had been using Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops (formerly XenDesktop). However, they faced security and configuration issues.

These inconveniences began to add up with errors in basic tasks, such as copying and pasting from one platform to another and problems with remote printing. These frustrations prompted the IT team to return to the market and look for an alternative solution.

The Solution

After researching alternatives, Banco Interfinanzas decided to use Parallels® Remote Application Server (RAS). Their choice was based on ease of installation and the ability of Parallels RAS to quickly address business demands by supporting a heterogeneous mix of platforms.

Parallels RAS is a complete solution out of the box, providing full features without the need for additional installations or third-party expertise. With the universal Printing solution offered in Parallels RAS, Banco Interfinanzas has reduced employees’ frustrations by allowing them to print from their local devices easily.

The bank’s specialists and technicians can access the servers they need, and their roles authenticated with Active Directory. The IT team is very happy with the security record of Parallels RAS and sees far fewer vulnerabilities than they did with Citrix.

“Parallels RAS is especially helpful with remote and mobile workers and for off-hours internal technical support. If your organization is multiplatform aware, Parallels RAS will make your life much better.”

Javier Ricardo Blanque, Technology Risk Manager, Banco Interfinanzas S.A.

The Results

Leveraging Parallels RAS as a solution, the bank can effortlessly manage its 100+ physical servers, networking components, virtual machines, and containers. Parallels RAS has proved to be more intuitive and robust, and it has fewer security and configuration problems than the Citrix products previously used.

Simple and powerful administrative tools allow for straightforward management of users and groups, as well as publishing environments. Parallels RAS provides control via a single console, which keeps data centralized and facilitates Banco Interfinanzas’ hassle-free administration.

Beyond the technical benefits, Parallels RAS provides a better return on investment (ROI) for the bank than Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops. The IT team did not have any technical questions for the Parallels support team, as they found the product to be relatively simple to use, especially considering how powerful it is. Overall, Banco Interfinanzas finds Parallels RAS to be a far superior solution for their needs and is planning to extend its use throughout their entire organization.

About Parallels

Parallels is a global leader in cross-platform solutions, enabling businesses and individuals to access and use the applications and files they need on any device or operating system. Parallels helps customers leverage the best technology available, whether it’s Windows, Linux, macOS, iOS, Android or the cloud.

The company’s solution portfolio includes the award-winning Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS), an all-in-one application delivery and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solution that enables users to work remotely from anywhere, on any device, at any time.

Want to try out Parallels RAS? Download a 30-day trial!