Ransomware: Four ways to protect data now

Four | September 27, 2019

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As the threat of ransomware continues to grow, Citrix provides solutions and best practices to help prevent breaches and to ensure that data remains available in the event that an attack does occur. This white paper explains 4 ways Citrix solutions help kidnap-proof your data: Shield users of web apps from infection and keep sen

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With operations across India and Australia and with more than 100,000 employees, the SIS Group provides holistic security solutions and business support services to a wide range of customers spread across diverse geographies. The Group’s overarching objective is to provide customers a favourable operating environment in which to conduct their business. The Group provides these services through 9 strategic business units (SBUs) consisting of independent companies, joint ventures and wholly owned subsidiaries. Being one of the largest security services providers in the world, the SIS Group has an entrenched presence in India and Australia with 104 branchescovering 540 districts in India spread across 16 regions of the country and 8 state offices in Australia. Besides, the Group also possesses 14 training facilities in India and 4 in Australia servicing over 5,000 customers across more than 10,000 customer locations.

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With operations across India and Australia and with more than 100,000 employees, the SIS Group provides holistic security solutions and business support services to a wide range of customers spread across diverse geographies. The Group’s overarching objective is to provide customers a favourable operating environment in which to conduct their business. The Group provides these services through 9 strategic business units (SBUs) consisting of independent companies, joint ventures and wholly owned subsidiaries. Being one of the largest security services providers in the world, the SIS Group has an entrenched presence in India and Australia with 104 branchescovering 540 districts in India spread across 16 regions of the country and 8 state offices in Australia. Besides, the Group also possesses 14 training facilities in India and 4 in Australia servicing over 5,000 customers across more than 10,000 customer locations.

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