Server@Work's COO, Micheal Goodwin, penned an article for Forbes that was published online on March 21, 2018. The article, Cybersecurity Threats May Have Saved Virtual Desktops, makes a case for the expanded need for virtual desktops and desktop-as-a-service due to the greater need for cyber security.
Security threats from malware, ransomware, and security breaches have risen as businesses become more connected to the Internet. These threats are overwhelming local security measures such as firewalls and anti-virus software. Industry compliance requirements from HIPAA, SOX, and FINRA are enhancing safeguards to meet the growing threats and businesses are presented with new challenges to stay compliant.
Consolidating business applications and data using a technology like virtual desktops through an IT as a Service vendor should put your IT assets behind a more secure network and with the right team offering compliance guidance and processes. Not only are local servers and programs great candidates for virtual desktops, but SaaS solutions can be run through secured virtual browsers to help with compliance and ease of deployment.