Your rapidly changing business environment demands a
flexible infrastructure to support the evolving desktop, application,
and data access requirements of your staff. By implementing a virtual
desktop infrastructure (VDI), you can empower your employees to
work independent of location using a variety of devices.
An individual’s user interface in a virtualized environment is
called a virtual desktop. Usually, the virtual desktop is stored
on a remote server rather than locally. Desktop virtualization software separates
the physical machine from the software and presents an isolated
operating system for users. When a user logs on to a VDI infrastructure,
the infrastructure supplies the user a hosted desktop image.
A VDI environment usually involves running user desktops inside
virtual machines that are hosted on datacenter servers. In a VDI
environment, each user is allotted a dedicated VM that runs a separate
operating system. This is different than a specific VM to which
users can connect and from virtualized applications that run in
a regular environment.
Although a VDI solution presents many desktop security advantages—including
centralized control, reduced complexity, and efficient management
of user access and privileges—it is critical to ensure that the
entire VDI is secure. Securing this new, centralized environment
is increasingly difficult. A single IP address can represent thousands
of different users all accessing their applications and data using
a variety of devices. Users can also have access to other applications
in your data center besides their virtual desktop. By using Traps
to secure your VDI environment, you can take advantage of the following
Advanced endpoint protection as part of the Traps solution
that prevents sophisticated vulnerability exploits and unknown malware-driven attacks.
A highly scalable, lightweight Traps agent that uses an innovative
new approach for defeating attacks without requiring any prior knowledge
of the threat.
Software that is not dependent on scanning or maintaining
The following topics describe the VDI deployments in more detail: