BANGALORE, INDIA: Ninety one percent of organizations surveyed have implemented desktop virtualization or plan to do so before the end of 2013 according to new global research commissioned by Citrix. Of those organizations, 92 percent are adopting desktop virtualization to improve information security. Senior IT decision makers at these organizations attribute three principal security benefits to desktop virtualization:
• More secure access to data from user devices.
• Improved security of data and applications.
• Simplified risk management.
“Desktop virtualization delivers centralized control and management of desktops, applications and data delivered to any endpoint device. It also offers granular, policy-based access control and supports compliance requirements. It embeds an important infrastructure-level of information governance that enhances risk management, across information security and compliance,” said Kurt Roemer, chief security strategist, for Citrix.
Eighty six percent of senior IT decision makers believe that desktop virtualization offers a strategic approach to improved information security, regardless of whether or not they intend to use desktop virtualization within their own organization.
Of the senior IT decision makers that will have desktop virtualization in place at the end of 2013, 95 percent believe it is very effective at protecting information while providing workers with fast and effective access to the information they require. Ninety seven percent said that they expect desktop virtualization to help their organization respond to new and emerging security threats.