Mobile device security is paramount in today’s IT landscape. There are plenty of ways to be sure your employees are accessing data safely away from the office, but there is one solution we recommend considering: combining mobile security efforts with virtualization technology.
Securing mobile devices is incredibly difficult. They often have privileged access to sensitive data that they connect to via unprotected network connections. Virtualization vendors are finding ways to include solutions to these problems in their products and they’re perfect for small businesses.
In an effort to build stronger relationships with major developers, Citrix worked with Google to get their virtual desktops running on Google’s cloud platform last month. This means certain Citrix products can be accessed by G Suite and Google Cloud users.
Microsoft has been working closely with software vendors to make it easier for businesses of all sizes to have access to virtualization services. The latest development in this effort has resulted in cheaper, simpler, and more modern solutions to the complexities of remote desktop administration.
Microsoft’s Azure and Citrix’s XenApp have done a lot to move virtualization services into the mainstream over the years. So, with the announcement that the two companies will work together to combine their platforms into a new cloud-based application delivery system, it’s understandable why there is so much excitement within the industry.