Top 5 Reasons to Strengthen Information Security with Desktop Virtualization
By centralizing IT resources in the datacenter, desktop virtualization offers a secure-by-design solution to simplify security, protect intellectual property, ensure data privacy, meet compliance and manage risk - while also promoting strategic business priorities.
New ways of working call for new methods of managing risk. While initiatives such as mobility and BYOD can increase business productivity, flexibility and growth, they also introduce new challenges for IT. As new work locations and access methods push traditional security strategies to the breaking point, how can IT support the requirements of the organization without compromising information security?
Desktop virtualization provides organizations with a better way to protect their information and manage risk. By centralizing IT resources in the datacenter, desktop virtualization offers a secure-by-design solution to simplify security, protect intellectual property, ensure data privacy, meet compliance and manage risk - while also promoting strategic business priorities.
Here are 5 reasons to leverage desktop virtualization to strengthen information security:
- Support workforce mobility
Today’s employees don’t want to be bound to their desks. As an increasing number of people routinely work from alternate locations - home, customer sites, on the road - they depend on anywhere, anytime access to applications and information. Desktop virtualization helps organizations maintain information security while allowing the level of access required for a successful mobility strategy.
- Prevent data loss
For optimal productivity, organizations need to enable collaborative access to sensitive data and intellectual property without compromising privacy or compliance. Desktop virtualization allows IT to manage and secure apps and data in a single location rather than thousands of locations across the organization and beyond.
- Increase the value of existing security investments
Attempting to manage security for hundreds or thousands of endpoint devices is a time- and labor-intensive undertaking that is often prone to errors or oversights. By centralizing maintenance, desktop virtualization provides a simplified approach to endpoint security.
- Safegaurd information during a business disruption
Business disruptions present unique security challenges – standard practices change, people access information in new ways and perimeter or endpoint security measures may be compromised. By providing an approach to business continuity that encompasses both the datacenter and the employees who rely on it, desktop virtualization offers seamless, secure access during any kind of business disruption.
- Support rapid business growth
Whether opening a new branch office to acquiring another company, business growth can’t afford to be slowed by an overly complex, distributed security model. Desktop virtualization allows IT to quickly and easily extend existing security solutions to new locations and people.
Organizations can’t afford to let information security practices inhibit business productivity and growth. By leveraging desktop virtualization as a security layer, IT can support key business priorities while managing risk more effectively and efficiently.