The View From NCS Technologies

Using Zero Client VDI to Securely Work From Home

Posted by Katie Callahan on Mar 23, 2020 11:20:32 AM

NCS VDI Delivers Security & Convenience to Workforce Disrupted by Covid-19

For more than five years, IT managers have come to depend on NCS Technologies to deliver zero client VDI solutions that are extremely secure, cost effective and easy to use and administer. IT challenges such as maintaining strong security policies are now even more important as the nation shifts to Work From Home (WFH), and devices are exposed in the home environment.

NCS is one of the leading suppliers of virtual desktop technologies to the government, military and commercial markets such as healthcare and retail. In normal times, our desktop and laptop solutions are prized for their strong security and effortless mobility and portability. As the nation avoids workplaces to socially distance and more effectively fight the spread of the novel coronavirus, NCS devices powered by Teradici software can help IT managers maintain security and save money.

From an IT manager's perspective, if a company's dispersed workers are using regular PCs from home, will the company be protected from security breaches and can all those devices be effectively managed?

IT Managers Beware! Regular PCs and Thin Clients Used at Home ... Yikes!

IT managers realize that regular work PCs used in the home are highly vulnerable to security breaches. This is because the PCs may be used by family members. In addition, a worker may not follow corporate security policies as diligently for browsing and downloads when working from the home environment. It's human nature.

To get around this, the IT manager may issue thin clients for home use. Thin clients are perceived to be more secure than traditional PCs.

NCS believes that the thin client environment is not for everyone, particularly where security and manageability are high priorities. It is assumed that with the thin client the OS, applications and sensitive data are hosted and centrally managed in the data center. But this is not so. A thin client retains a small capacity hard drive, some local memory and an embedded OS. This implementation still requires some IT administration and is vulnerable to security exploitation.

Why NCS Zero Clients Should Be Part of the Virtualization Mix

For many administrators, a zero client installation may be the better choice.  NCS Zero Clients today are managed by VMware Horizon software and use the ultra-secure Teradici PCoIP remote display protocol.

NCS Zero Clients have 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. Of the many ways to virtualize at the endpoint, zero clients are proving to be the most effective, "no drama" solution.

More About PCoIP

PCoIP is a high performance computer display protocol used in endpoint VDI. PCoIP from Teradici uses advanced compression to provide end users with rich content from the cloud or data center. PCoIP securely delivers applications or workspaces to the endpoint by compressing and encrypting pixels. More than 10 million VDI endpoints use PCoIP.  NCS partners with Teradici for desktop virtualization.

To manage virtualized endpoints, NCS recommends the Teradici All Access Plan.

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Topics: VDI, Healthcare, PCoIP, virtualization, hospitals, teradici, endpoints

Teradici All Access and NCS VDI

Posted by Katie Callahan on Feb 27, 2020 1:27:21 PM

NCS VDI Includes Desktops and Mobile Solutions 

PCoIP is a high performance computer display protocol used in endpoint VDI. PCoIP from Teradici uses advanced compression to provide end users with rich content from the cloud or data center. PCoIP securely delivers applications or workspaces to the endpoint by compressing and encrypting pixels. More than 10 million VDI endpoints use PCoIP. NCS partners with Teradici for desktop virtualization.

NCS offers a portfolio of innovative VDI desktops and a laptop that are used in healthcare, civilian government, military, retail and industry.

To manage virtualized endpoints, NCS recommends the Teradici All Access Plan.

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Topics: VDI, Healthcare, PCoIP, virtualization, hospitals, teradici, endpoints

SecureView Installations Effective For Government IT Security

Posted by Katie Callahan on Feb 25, 2020 3:17:47 PM

Securing Government Communications

The security of government communications networks is a priority and different strategies are used, depending on the challenge.

There are programs and products used to protect personal information, databases and servers, endpoints, and ways to avoid social engineering threats.

A focus is in protecting government networks themselves. IT administrators must accommodate potential access to various levels of secure networks, depending on the message and the need. This is known as multi-level computing.

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Topics: SecureView, virtualization, security, government

NCS Is a Leader in VDI Desktops and Notebooks

Posted by Katie Callahan on Jan 17, 2020 9:29:20 AM

NCS Has Wide Customer Base and Years of Experience in VDI

NCS frequently exhibits at VDI-centric events and trade shows, such as VMware User Group expos.  At these events VMware-centric professionals attend educational sessions and get an inside look at leading edge VDI products and services - including industry-leading solutions from NCS and its partner Teradici. At such events, our staff interacts with many IT administrators and users who like to discuss the comparative benefits of thin clients and zero clients and the benefits of various remote display protocols. In these discussions NCS, with its years of experience in VDI, product excellence and its wide customer base in government and industry, is perceived to be the leader in delivering virtualized end point solutions.

What became clear in the many discussions is that NCS, with its history of innovation, its track record, product depth and its customer base, is the leader in VDI.

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Topics: VDI, PCoIP, virtualization, vmware

SecureView Is a Vital Government Security Effort

Posted by Katie Callahan on Jan 7, 2020 1:32:07 PM

SecureView Helps Lock Down Government Communications

The government uses many strategies to protect its communications networks.

Different programs protect personal information, databases and servers, and endpoints. Workers are continuously educated about major social engineering threats.

A big focus is in protecting access the government networks themselves. IT administrators must accommodate potential access to various levels of secure networks, depending on the message and the need. This is known as multi-level computing.

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Topics: SecureView, virtualization, security, government

Choose NCS VDI With Teradici All Access

Posted by Katie Callahan on Jan 2, 2020 11:58:19 AM

NCS Has VDI Portfolio for Desktops and Mobile

PCoIP is a high performance computer display protocol used for virtualizing endpoints, such as desktop PCs, laptops and other mobile devices. PCoIP from Teradici uses advanced compression to provide end users with rich content from the cloud or data center. PCoIP securely delivers applications or workspaces to the endpoint by compressing and encrypting pixels delivered to end-user devices. More than 10 million endpoints use PCoIP. NCS partners with Teradici for its VDI solutions.

The NCS VDI portfolio is used in healthcare, civilian government, military, retail and industry.

The PCoIP protocol transfers only image information in the form of pixels, so no business or personal information ever leaves the cloud or data center. PCoIP technology is designed to deliver a high performance user experience for workers using even the most graphics-intensive applications.

To manage virtualized endpoints, NCS recommends the Teradici All Access Plan for NCS customers.

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Topics: VDI, Healthcare, PCoIP, virtualization, hospitals, teradici, endpoints

Teradici All Access Perfect for NCS Desktop Virtualization

Posted by Katie Callahan on Dec 17, 2019 11:30:38 AM

NCS Offers Complete Portfolio of Desktops and Mobile Solutions 

PCoIP is a high performance computer display protocol used in endpoint virtualization. PCoIP from Teradici uses advanced compression to provide end users with rich content from the cloud or data center. PCoIP securely delivers applications or workspaces to the endpoint by compressing and encrypting pixels delivered to end-user devices. More than 10 million endpoints use PCoIP. NCS partners with Teradici for desktop virtualization.

NCS offers a portfolio of innovative PCoIP-enabled desktops and laptops that are used in healthcare, civilian government, military, retail and industry.

The PCoIP protocol transfers only image information in the form of pixels, so no business or personal information ever leaves the cloud or data center. PCoIP technology is designed to deliver a high performance user experience for workers using even the most graphics-intensive applications.

To manage virtualized endpoints, NCS recommends the Teradici All Access Plan.

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Topics: VDI, Healthcare, PCoIP, virtualization, hospitals, teradici, endpoints

NCS Promotes Teradici All Access

Posted by Katie Callahan on Nov 15, 2019 9:50:23 AM

All Access Complements NCS VDI Desktop Solutions

PCoIP is the premier high performance computer display protocol used in endpoint virtualization. PCoIP from Teradici uses advanced compression to provide end users with rich content from the cloud or data center. PCoIP securely delivers applications or workspaces to the endpoint by compressing and encrypting pixels delivered to end-user devices. More than 10 million endpoints use PCoIP. NCS partners with Teradici in this market for its VDI desktop solutions.

NCS offers a portfolio of innovative VDI PCoIP-enabled desktops and laptops that are used in healthcare, civilian government, military, retail and industry.

The PCoIP protocol transfers only image information in the form of pixels, so no business or personal information ever leaves the cloud or data center. PCoIP technology is designed to deliver a high performance user experience for workers using even the most graphics-intensive applications.

To manage virtualized endpoints, NCS recommends the Teradici All Access Plan.

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Topics: VDI, Healthcare, PCoIP, virtualization, hospitals, teradici, endpoints

NCS Recommends SecureView For Government IT Security

Posted by Katie Callahan on Nov 12, 2019 11:12:52 AM

Securing Government Communications

Many strategies are used in protecting the security of government communications networks.

Different programs protect personal information, databases and servers, endpoints, and ways to avoid major social engineering threats.

A big focus is in protecting government networks themselves. IT administrators must accommodate potential access to various levels of secure networks, depending on the message and the need. This is known as multi-level computing.

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Topics: SecureView, virtualization, security, government

NCS At Chicago VMUG Event Today

Posted by Katie Callahan on Oct 24, 2019 11:37:20 AM

NCS Promotes Desktop Virtualization

The VMware User Group in Chicago is today at the Marriott Chicago O'Hare, 835 West Higgins Road, Chicago, 60631. NCS has a table promoting its virtualization solutions.

VMware user group meetings give professionals the opportunity to connect with hundreds of other users, attend educational sessions and get an inside look at VMware and partner products and services. Make plans to talk to Matt Cooke today about  NCS' complete desktop portfolio.

NCS staff are meeting with IT administrators and users about the comparative benefits of thin clients and zero clients and filling in the background on various remote display protocols. NCS has all the updates on how zero client virtualization of client desktops help improve manageability, reduce cost of ownership and improve security.

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Topics: VDI, PCoIP, virtualization, vmware