Many companies have given employees remote access to systems for improved productivity and satisfaction. With the right mobile device management plan, your staff can have the same advantages (minus the headache to your IT Administrator).
Mobile Device Management
Mobile workers can be given wireless access to Microsoft Exchange Server email and calendar information using their smartphones or wireless devices — Blackberry®, Android®, Apple® iPhone™ or Apple® iPad™. With the latest mobile technology, they’ll have fast and easy access wherever they can get a cellular signal. With this solution, you won’t incur additional expense and management overhead to evaluate, purchase, install and update third party behind-the-firewall servers.
To help make this all possible, we look to the MaaS360 platform for multiple device management without compromising the user experience, security or privacy. Benefits of MaaS360, include:
- Establish an automated device approval process
- Support multiple mobile OS platforms
- Authenticate users against corporate AD/LDAP
- Perform automated actions when a device goes out of compliance
- Separate corporate and personal data on devices
- Distribute apps and docs to personal devices
- Selectively wipe corporate data without impacting personal files
- Deliver usage monitoring alerts to help employees control expenses
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
This is a centralized desktop and application platform solution that uses session virtualization and VDI technologies. It offers powerful opportunities to deliver and manage corporate desktops while connecting remote workers quickly with their resources. Remote Desktop Services (RDS) in Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1 helps your organization improve flexibility, compliance and data security. And it gives your IT staff the ability to manage desktops and applications.
RDS lets you run the desktop or applications in the datacenter while providing users with full fidelity desktop functionality regardless of their location. You can install and manage session-based desktops and applications or VDI desktops on centralized servers in the datacenter. With RDS, screen images are delivered to the users who send keystrokes and mouse movements back to the server. You can present users with an entire desktop environment or with the individual applications and data they require to complete their task. From a user perspective, these applications are integrated seamlessly — looking, feeling and behaving like local applications.
RDS accelerates and extends deployment of desktops and applications to a wide array of client devices helping make your organization more agile and responsive. It also allows flexible work scenarios such as hot-desking and working from home. You can keep critical intellectual property highly secure and simplify regulatory compliance by removing applications and data from the desktop.
RDS can be a cost-effective solution for any type of organization, particularly those with a mobile workforce, structured task workers, or knowledge workers with a need for flexible desktop or application access. Your Entec experts can explain the full spectrum of ways it will provide flexibility and functionality to your business.
Virtual Private Networking (VPN)
With secure, encrypted SSL and IPSEC virtual private networks (VPNs), you can connect remote offices and remote users using cost-effective, high-bandwidth third party internet access such as DSL, Ethernet and cable. It’s a great alternative to expensive, dedicated WAN links or long-distance remote dial links. And, VPNs protect data from unauthorized access.
Your organization can take advantage of the easy-to-provision internet infrastructure to quickly add new sites or users and dramatically increase the reach of your networks without significantly expanding infrastructure.