Virtualization

Understanding and Enhancing Virtual Desktop Security

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Executive Summary

Desktop virtualization isn't a mere fad or industry hyperbole. ESG research indicates that large organizations are actively deploying desktop virtualization technology today or plan to do so in the next 12 to 18 months. This brings up a plethora of questions. Why are enterprises jumping on the virtual desktop bandwagon? How are they measuring success? What about endpoint security? Many CISOs consider endpoint security a chaotic mess. Will desktop virtualization make this situation better or worse - and why? This paper concludes: Like server virtualization, virtual desktops promise a steep payback, Desktop virtualization can actually improve endpoint security; Endpoint security tools need virtual intelligence.

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