How VDI with IGEL Can Address Security Concerns When Working Remotely
Remote working has become the new normal due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While this has its advantages, it comes with security risks that companies need to address. Cybercriminals are taking advantage of this trend and using various methods to breach corporate networks. Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) with a sound endpoint strategy can help address security concerns when working remotely.
What is VDI?
VDI is a technology that allows users to access a desktop environment remotely. It provides a secure way for employees to work on their devices while maintaining data privacy and security. VDI separates the desktop environment from the device, making it easier to manage security policies and protect data.
What is IGEL?
IGEL is a software company that makes an operating system specifically for companies that deliver their applications and data from the cloud or a data center.
- Highly Secure - The endpoint is secured with a read-only OS, no data resides on the endpoint, and a chain of trust stops edge tampering.
- Cost-Effective - The lightweight, purpose-built OS uses less power, and you no longer need to purchase additional endpoint software solutions like AntiVirus or VPNs.
- Built for the Enterprise – IGEL OS supports all the key infrastructure agents from day one, and over 120 solutions are IGEL-ready. This means that they work out of the box with IGEL. You can easily manage and support tens of thousands of endpoints, whether they are in the office, at home, or in a remote location without a VPN.
Security Concerns with Remote Working
When employees work remotely, they use devices that may not be secured as well as corporate devices. Cybercriminals can exploit these devices to gain access to corporate networks. Other security concerns include unsecured Wi-Fi, phishing attacks, and malware.
How VDI & IGEL Can Address Security Concerns in Remote Working
VDI with IGEL addresses security concerns by providing a secure connection between the user's device and the corporate network. It also ensures that corporate data stays in the data center and is not saved on the user's device. In addition, it allows corporations to monitor and manage security policies, seamlessly patch endpoints, and ensure that all devices comply with strict security standards.
Advantages of VDI for Remote Working
Apart from security, VDI has other advantages that make it ideal for remote working. These include:
- Scalability – VDI can scale up or down quickly, depending on the number of employees working remotely.
- Cost-effective – VDI can reduce the cost of maintaining corporate devices by managing centrally and removing the need for patching and support.
- Flexibility – VDI allows employees to work from anywhere while maintaining the same level of security and accessibility.
VDI is a technology that can provide a secure environment for remote work. When coupled with IGEL, an operating system built specifically for this use case, it addresses security concerns by separating the desktop environment from the user's device, providing a secure connection, and allowing IT personnel to manage security policies.
In addition to providing enhanced security, VDI is also cost-effective, scalable, and flexible, making it an ideal solution for companies embracing remote work.