With access to virtual desktops and other remotely delivered environments, users can now work from outside the corporate office environment.
Having the freedom to work from home, customer sites, other office locations or even the local coffee shop enables end user freedom, delivering increased end user productivity.
Users are still able to configure which networks they connect to, along with keyboard configurations and other customization. Within the workspace, they will find all their icons for connecting to their remote environments—all pre-configured by IT, and ready to launch.
Secure Remote Worker is designed to convert personally-owned Windows devices into secure thin clients, making it perfectly suitable for enabling ‘Remote Home Working’ in your workforce.
ThinKiosk provides the same functionality, but it was developed with corporate-owned devices in mind.
With Secure Remote Worker installed, and when an end user switches to the virtual workspace, they are logged out of their current Windows session on the local device and logged into a local ThinKiosk account on the same device. This is ideal for machines that are off premises, like home PCs.
Secure Remote Worker’s policies are applied, Windows Explorer is blocked and the Secure Workspace UI is launched in its place.
When they have finished working on their remote environment, the end user simply logs out, which essentially switches off Secure Remote Worker mode. They are logged out of the secure environment and returned to their local Windows session, where they can log in again and continue working on the local device.
How does the IT department enable remote working and still maintain corporate levels of security, ensuring the end user device is secure and isn’t going to compromise data security?
Using ThinScale's intuitive central management platform, IT teams can easily manage, troubleshoot, and update their entire thin client environment updating software, profiles, and security settings, all from a single console.
Built-in location awareness, coupled with a centrally-defined set of access policies, means that an IT team can dynamically restrict access to applications and sensitive data based on where the end user is trying to access it from.
Secure Remote Worker turns a non-corporate or personal Windows device into a secure software-defined ThinClient that allows secure remote access. With built-in location awareness, Secure Remote Worker is capable of dynamically updating permissions based on an endpoint's local network and centrally-managed policies.
“End users don’t even realize they are working on VDI. It looks like they are working the same way as they would on a PC at home.”
Patrique Schuijffel - Senior IT Specialist, Gemeente Steenwijkerland
Today’s end users are no longer tied to a static working environment such as a desk in an office. With the advent of virtual desktop solutions and hosted application solutions, users now have the freedom and flexibility to choose where they work from.
Many may still be office based for the majority of the time, but having the ability to work at home, work from customer sites, work from other office locations or even work from a restaurant, all increases end user freedom and productivity.