Fully Featured Zero Clients For Every Business Need
With Thanksgiving and the holiday season approaching, everyone is hardwired by the "Black Friday" advertising mentality to be thinking about choices: what are the right products at the best price usable in the most efficient way?
In the area of PC virtualization, the same critcal thinking is useful. For many IT administrators, virtualizing a desktop or laptop seems fairly straightforward: the "right product" has traditionally been a thin client, a PC with a very small capacity hard drive and minimal local memory. A thin client retains some kind of OS, such as Windows Embedded™ or a customized Linus OS. Administrators hope that thin clients will be easier to administer and be lower in cost than traditional PCs. The reality is that by retaining a small OS, however, thin clients may remain more vulnerable to security exploitation and actually add to complexity of IT adminstration.
That's why many now believe that zero clients offer the most secure and easy-to-administer virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) option available. Zero clients are the next generation of desktop VDI.
A zero client has no local OS. The operating system resides in the data center. Therefore, there is no persistent user data, no patches, updates or antivirus software needed.
NCS Technologies is the industry authority on zero clients. Key advantages of zero clients from NCS are:
- Mobile, portable or desktop choices
- NSA Suite B security
- AES-256 encryption
- No hard drive
- No OS
- No local storage
- No persistent user data
- No antivirus needed