The View From NCS Technologies

End Point Virtualization Delivers Superior Security

Posted by John Callahan on Nov 21, 2016 2:53:43 PM

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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? Cirrus_LT.jpg

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


NCS Offers a Comprehensive Portfolio

Some people considering virtualization may worry about performance. Those worries are over. Invented by Teradici, PCoIP is the high performance networking protocol that provides an incredibly responsive desktop experience independent of location. A PCoIP card on a server in the data center compresses, encrypts and rapidly transports image pixels to the client device. At the client end, a Teradici processor decrypts, decompresses and securely displays secure pixels on the computer monitor. Users work effortlessly on any bandwidth-intensive tasks.

NCS has a zero client solution for every end-user need. Our portfolio includes:  
Cirrus LT - The industry's first zero client notebook PC
Cirrus LT Plus - A larger display, full keyboard and exciting options
Cirrus DT WiFi - A desktop with industry-leading portability and manageability
Cirrus TZ-202L - A desktop supporting up to two displays
Cirrus TZ-204L - A desktop supporting up to four displays

To learn more about our virtualization solutions, please download this brochure.Get The Zero Clients  Brochure


Topics: VDI, virtualization, security, zeroclients, government, manageability