Symantec Endpoint Virtualization Suite is a powerful and flexible solution with a focus on user productivity, regardless of equipment, connectivity or location. Most computing environments today are heterogeneous and complex to manage. Symantec Endpoint Virtualization Suite consolidates and simplifies endpoint management while enhancing the end user experience.
End users are the key to creating value for any business, and Symantec’s Endpoint Virtualization solutions ensure that users in all roles have the most productive workspaces (desktop, applications and information) available to them at all times. Multiple configurations and computing models are generally deployed across an organization, according to the needs of the users. Desktops and laptops, rich clients and thin clients, physical desktops and virtual desktops, shared systems and dedicated systems each have their place in today’s enterprise. With all of this disparity, manageability has become the next big challenge for IT to grapple with. Symantec Endpoint Virtualization Suite turns this challenge into an opportunity with dynamic desktops and application provisioning, application conflict elimination, and proactive license compliance and optimization.
Endpoint Virtualization Suite Means Better Manageability
Virtualization enables the separation of key desktop elements for better manageability and instant desktop configuration that is based on the user who logs in and their role in the organization. Symantec Endpoint Virtualization Suite leverages three distinct virtualization technologies and a rules-based approach to proactive management to provide the best on-demand environment for the user and save time and effort for IT managers:
- Virtual Workspace — Workspace optimization provides centralized management of shared and dedicated desktop environments and delivers these securely and instantly to any device, for both corporate and remote users.
- Virtual Distribution — Streaming allows the user to acquire applications from any endpoint, according to his productivity needs, while minimizing bandwidth requirements and optimizing license consumption.
- Virtual Execution — Layering applications on disk ensures that each application includes all of its appropriate resources, eliminates conflicts with other applications and the base operating system, and enables instant repair.
- Rule-based Management — Automated system and resource management are achieved by applying a set of rules to govern user access to workspace resources across all access points, and by managing the complete lifecycle of resources
Symantec Workspace Corporate/Remote
Symantec Workspace Corporate provides a powerful set of tools to manage centralized computing environments whether Terminal Servers, Virtually Hosted Desktops, Blades or a combination. Symantec Workspace Remote provides a feature rich and easily deployed browser-based client for the Symantec Workspace Corporate architecture. Symantec Workspace Corporate provides IT staff with a streamlined, automated and cost-effective way to deploy and support computing resources and users, while facilitating the customer’s ability to comply with regulatory requirements for privacy and reporting. Local and remote users get the resources they need, whenever and wherever they need them. Their workspace follows them, and can be accessed from virtually any device.
Desktop Connection Broker
Deliver either the host OS desktop or a custom desktop within the user’s designated workspace. The custom desktop allows application allocation and standardization amongst different user groups, providing a consistent user experience and control of application licensing. Leverages and simplifies management across existing desktop infrastructures, such as those from VMware, Microsoft and Citrix. Connections supported over RDP, ICA, PCoIP, and others.
Single Sign On
Streamlines and speeds the process by which users sign on to applications. Rather than having to enter user names and passwords for every application they access, they need only sign into the system, using password, proximity sensor, biometrics, or RFID. Users are instantly delivered to their workspace and can even be brought to unique landing spots deep within the layers of applications.
Lock down the workspace and provide the proper level of user access and data security by simplifying the desktop and presenting only those applications and elements needed to perform their jobs. The Secure Shell also provides the ability to provision a full workspace with locally installed, streamed and remote computing applications seamlessly presented to users.
Fast User Switching (Kiosk)
Kiosk mode lets unlimited numbers of people use the same device in rapid succession, and instantly get their own workspace each time. It enables protocols, desktop types and applications that are tailored to particular users to run off the same device.
As users roam from device to device, Workspace Corporate can direct them to assigned printers based on geographic area, eliminating the hassle of tracking down printers.
Symantec Workspace Remote supports users inside and outside of the corporate firewall by presenting their desktop in a browser. It gives mobile users easy access to their dedicated workspace resources via an RDP, ICA or other common protocols.