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Secure Distributed Work
The IT advantages of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and desktop as a service (DaaS) deployments are undeniable. You can streamline maintenance and increase security, while making users productive on any device. But what happens when those workloads become complex to manage and require significant oversight? With so much at stake, it’s not enough to simply offer VDI. You need a high-performance virtualization solution that’s simple to manage—with the ability to deploy a wide variety of desktop or app options as your business needs evolve.
Whether they’re in the field or working from home, today’s employees need reliable access to corporate resources. Yet despite the many advancements in work-from-anywhere technology, keeping employees continually connected to apps and data remains remarkably challenging for many organizations. Nearly half of remote employees are plagued by poor internet bandwidth1, and many waste countless hours hunting down information or waiting for apps to load. Citrix desktop and app virtualization solutions ensure employees have instant, consistent access to all the apps and information they need—on any device and network. Windows and Linux virtual desktops can be fully customized to meet the needs of your most demanding users, and provide high-definition experiences even when employees are working thousands of miles from the datacenter or using unreliable connections.
Today’s organizations consist of a wide array of users: remote employees, part-time team members, vendors, partners, freelancers and more. Contingent labor accounts for as much as 50% of workers in some industries2, and an estimated 4.1 million contractors are hired by the US government alone3. Organizations need new ways to be agile when providing secure remote access, no matter where people work or what devices they use. That’s why many are opting for industry-leading cloud desktops. By leveraging Citrix DaaS to deliver desktop as a service, you can easily adapt to the changing needs of an increasingly flexible workforce. Simply spin up desktops to support contractors and temporary workers globally, then spin them down when projects are complete.
According to Gartner, today’s enterprises have a delicate balancing act to perform—one that requires saving cash while simultaneously expanding IT4. This dilemma puts organizations in a constant state of strain. With Citrix, you can give employees the freedom to work from anywhere while keeping costs down. Employees get instant access to everything they need, while IT manages a single golden image of desktops that can be easily deployed to hundreds or thousands of employees—often from an inexpensive thin client or repurposed PC. And with Citrix managed capacity and DaaS hosted desktops, you can cost-effectively onboard cloud desktops without having to invest in any new infrastructure. Personalized desktops look and feel the same as locally installed ones but can be centrally controlled by IT in the way that works best for your organization.
These days, sensitive business data is everywhere: in people’s homes, on personal devices, in public clouds, at partner organizations, on the factory floor...and the list goes on. Most employees rely on two or more different devices every day, and more than 50% use three or more5. All that mobility is pushing traditional security strategies to the breaking point, with nearly seven in 10 surveyed organizations falling victim to successful endpoint attacks6. With Citrix, you can put those concerns to rest. Our robust management and monitoring tools have been fine-tuned for decades, equipping you to protect mission-critical data against ever-changing threats. Keep data secure by providing the right level of access based on each employee's location, device, and other factors. Because none of your data is stored on endpoints, there’s nothing to exfiltrate if a device is stolen.
1 Computerworld 2 New York Times 3 The Washington Post 4 Gartner 5 Forrester 6 Ponemo
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