PRO+ Premium Content/Information Security magazine

Thank you for joining!
Access your Pro+ Content below.
November 2011

VDI security supports active protection strategies

Organizations are embracing virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) with the expectation of persistent security enhancements and reduced desktop operating costs across the enterprise. This strong coupling between desktop security and IT operations  backs up the thinking among early VDI adopters that centrally controlled desktop configurations are more resistant to malware and keeping regulated data off of distributed physical desktops reduces the business risk of a data loss incident. However, realizing these security benefits requires more than simply recreating traditional security in a virtual world; it requires a practical approach to inevitable breaches of desktop security. While defense-in-depth prevention is still critically important to the business, a VDI security-based approach favors active strategies for continuous malware resistance and compliance, data protection and incident response. These approaches are based on the following desktop security observations: It is inevitable that desktops will be breached in the ...

Access this PRO+ Content for Free!

By submitting your personal information, you agree that TechTarget and its partners may contact you regarding relevant content, products and special offers.

You also agree that your personal information may be transferred and processed in the United States, and that you have read and agree to the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy.

Features in this issue

Columns in this issue