Date Added: Dec 2009
Because of the many technical and business-oriented benefits it provides, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) appears well on its way to becoming a mainstream IT solution. What organizations need to realize, however, is that maximizing these gains depends on establishing a means to secure remote access. For that matter, what users and IT administrators ultimately need is a single, consistent approach for enabling secure remote access to all of their organization's applications, services, and information resources. This paper identifies the benefits and challenges associated with virtual desktop infrastructure and explain why SSL VPN technology is an ideal approach for securing access to VDI environments. It also provides guidance on how to select the right SSL VPN solution for the job.