Mobile devices have become one of the most preferred platforms for employee-employer interaction in this digital age. Globally, an individual spends an average of 4.2 hours every day. And for a good reason, this makes every employee reachable at any hour of the day.
Undoubtedly, having access to business applications on smartphones, tablets and laptops offer greater customer experience and high functionality while reshaping how businesses can interact with their workforce from anywhere, anytime. However, with cybersecurity incidents on the rise, CISOs have a lot on their plate that keeps them up at night. Not only there’s the pressure of delivering secure applications to stakeholders, but also, a dynamic business landscape leads to near-constant threats.
The complexities involved with altering the number of users on various endpoints and operating systems such as windows, Mac, Chrome OS, and android contemplate the situation.
Therefore, personalized security is needed to provide seamless access to corporate information, including location data, personal files, browsing history, saved passwords, and more – on multiple devices. And that brings us to virtual desktop hosting solutions for enterprises.
Virtual desktops provide your business with a tool to comprehend and serve remote access needs, allowing you to better empower your digital transformation journey, products, or services to suit the current marketplace. However, it conveys to the vanguard concerns about customer data security too.
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Hybrid Work Scenario Is The Future, Despite Constant Threats
According to a recent report by The Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR), about 70 percent of firms — from startups to giants like Apple, Google, Cisco, and SC Johnson — look forward to implementing hybrid working arrangements so their employees can segregate their workloads between collaborating on-site and working from home. Furthermore, Future Workforce Report accelerated the business use of freelancers since 2020. Clearly, we can see the composition of today’s workforce includes remote workers, freelancers, and hybrid employees: simply not restricted to traditional physical workspaces
Securing The Hybrid Workforce With Virtual Desktops
Business awareness has been revolving around data security and privacy for the last few years due to increased data breaches across different industries. Fortified Health Security’s mid-year report stated that the healthcare sector had suffered about 337 breaches in the first half of 2022, which is likely to increase in the next half.
With the advanced use of work applications on unsecured devices, the emphasis is on malware attacks. Moreover, with the threats posed by bugs and device vulnerabilities, businesses are also careful about how their hybrid team shares and collaborates. Apart from ethical concerns, data breaches also lead to negative user experiences that can reduce employee trust. And in today’s competitive landscape, employee satisfaction is crucial in retaining and converting them into productive resources.
So, how can you secure collaboration and communication among hybrid teams?
Firstly, IT stakeholders must determine their employees’ endpoints and implement security strategies to support their hybrid culture.
- Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
- Distributed Firewall
- Business continuity and disaster recovery
- A Zero-Trust network model (ZTNA)
- PCI DSS, HIPAA, SOC-1, and SOC-2 compliance
- Proactive network management
- Data and OS backup
ACE offers a security-locked virtual workspace environment while providing 99.99% uptime. ACE’S enterprise virtual desktop solutions use encrypted gateways to provide access to systems combined with scaling, securing, and controlling corporate data to the distributed teams.
With ACE, data is only delivered to the user with end-to-end encryption and user group policy controls, meaning crucial data can’t be copied to the local device. Also, ACE virtual desktops replicate the data on various servers to ensure that data is not lost even if one data center is down for some reason. So, business data is backed up with us.
Why Other Virtual Solutions Often Fall Short of Meeting the CISO’s Requirements in Today’s Competitive World
CISOs might have or still explore several other options for managing a hybrid workforce outside virtual desktop solutions. Still, compared to virtual desktop hosting, these solutions often don’t go with what’s needed to enable a secure hybrid work environment.
Buying and managing laptops is the old way for IT teams. Here, the biggest challenge is that minute they are bought; it is essential to start planning for eventual replacement after a few years. This replacement not only adds to the budget constraints but also leads to security issues because of device vulnerability to malware and cyber-attacks.
Verizon’s 2021 Data Breach Investigations Report says that 28% of data breaches involve malware. So, is your data secure?
Virtual private networks (VPNs):
Enterprise VPNs record vulnerabilities even within corporate networks and are hard to patch at regular intervals. This challenge poses in front of IT when they work to offer zero visibility of other virtual machines when working simultaneously.
While they are secure, in-house VDI solutions demand extensive IT stacking to enforce security and compliance as they are hosted in physical data centers that have to be managed by your team. They don’t come with built-in multi-factor authentication, anti-malware, firewalls, encryptions, network protocols, and more.
Businesses of all sizes demand high-end solutions that promote device longevity and optimum performance without device refresh.
Here, device refresh means hardware updating and new solutions to the systems. ACE cloud solutions are designed to mitigate talent deficits with a medium that can be integrated into existing infrastructure without the expense of function and value.
You are not required to hire more IT staff to configure the systems and desktops. The ACE team actively manages, operates, supports, and configures solutions to meet your needs, eliminating IT hindrances. Cloud desktops can also be scaled up or down to meet peak demand without major infrastructure upgrades or the organization needing to spend a dime on new equipment.
Secure, Scalable, and Available Round The Clock: ACE Managed Virtual Desktop Solution
Market economics is developing with an increased demand for talent pools worldwide to meet their business goals. Our cloud virtual desktop platform fosters growth by seamlessly allowing these businesses to deploy virtual workspaces within hours instead of months.
ACE fast virtual desktops allow administrators to provide the required software and security to the group or employee as per their roles and scale up or down.
And with built-in security implementations, ACE values your confidential data and digital transformation initiatives.
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