Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) increases workflow accessibility and security while also making IT administration more convenient.
Users connect to virtual desktops using thin clients. Remote desktops are limited to only the required apps and services, so it’s much easier to factor in all possible actions that can harm IT systems. The data users work with is stored on the server, not the user’s device, so configuring and replacing thin clients is easier than traditional PCs.
There are also other advantages to VDI that simplify administration and can help reduce project costs. However, thin clients need protection and convenient tools for monitoring and centralized management.
Kaspersky Secure Remote Workspace (KSRW) builds reliable, transparent and functional thin client infrastructure. Its main component, Kaspersky Thin Client, is powered by the KasperskyOS operating system. KSRW ensures convenient and predictable thin client operation. The easy-to-use Kaspersky Security Center management console and Kaspersky Security Management Suite plugin tools provide centralized management of thin clients.
The key element of Kaspersky Secure Remote Workspace is Kaspersky Thin Client. Thanks to KasperskyOS it has innate security, or Kaspersky Cyber Immunity. No matter the scenario, even during infrastructure attacks, its components will continue to operate. This is made possible thanks to the following:
Kaspersky Thin Client has Kaspersky Cyber Immunity and doesn't require additional protection
Convenient local and centralized management of thin clients and data channels
Option to connect to various desktop virtualization systems, including Windows and SKALA-R remote desktops
Security is monitored via the Kaspersky Security Center console which simplifies migration from traditional workstations to thin clients
While VDI is in many ways more secure than traditional workplaces, it can't provide full protection on its own. The Cyber Immune operating system that powers Kaspersky Thin Client, the key element of the Kaspersky Secure Remote Workspace solution, provides security by default without the use of additional tools. Robust control and advanced tools are required to centrally administer thin clients.
One of the most popular types of cyberattacks to gain access to data and vulnerable data channels
If one VDI component is compromised, all others are threatened
If there's no control over devices used to access virtual machines, it's easier for attackers to access the VDI and corporate network
Without a convenient centralized management system for thin clients, configuring, updating or auditing them is a time-consuming and risky process.
Thin clients make working with VDI significantly easier. They are more convenient to administer and manage than employees’ personal devices, and contribute to greater data security, as only IT staff has physical access to corporate information.
Kaspersky Thin Client powered by KasperskyOS turns thin clients into a reliable and easily managed element of the corporate VDI.
It is impossible to store information on user terminals, download it to unauthorized media or access untrusted resources
Settings and OS image updates on thin clients are managed centrally
Connection to virtual desktops via Microsoft RDP and to virtual machines within the Skala-R VRM virtualization system are supported. The list of supported connection types is set to be expanded
Popular tokens (RUTOKEN, SafeNet and JaCarta) and USB drive passthrough are supported
Security certificate management is supported
Compact, high-performance thin client for local and terminal workstations
Kaspersky Security Center, a component of Kaspersky Secure Remote Workspace, is a convenient platform for centralized administration of thin client infrastructures powered by Kaspersky Thin Client.
It has all the tools and technology required for an easy transition to thin clients and integration with other Kaspersky products.
Centralized monitoring, configuration and delivery of updates to all thin clients. Automatic software deployment, vulnerability assessment, and update installation
Centralized management of up to 100,000 nodes. Automatic thin clients registration and setup when connecting to Kaspersky Secure Remote Workspace infrastructure
Incident notifications through the channels the administrator prefers: SMS, email, push notifications, etc.
Customizable and ready-to-use reports with dynamic filtering and sorting by any data field
Each administrator can only access the tools and data relevant to their work responsibilities
If the software configuration is updated within the Kaspersky Thin Client corporate image, the solution performs a centralized automated update on all thin clients
Kaspersky Security Management Suite plugin allows Kaspersky Security Center to administer thin clients running Kaspersky Thin Client, providing convenient and predictable VDI operation.