Guest blog by David Silverberg, Global Alliances Director, Trend Micro
In today’s high pressure, ultra-competitive business environment, organisations are demanding smarter, more mobile ways of working. Gone are the days of monolithic Windows desktop environments where costs were predictable and securing corporate data relatively straightforward. These changes brought with them a whole new set of challenges for IT departments tasked with delivering end-user computing in an efficient, agile and secure manner.
That’s why VMware designed Horizon; to provide users with access to physical, virtual and mobile endpoints from any device. It’s also why we’ve been working closely with VMware on integration to make sure Horizon customers can benefit from Trend Micro protection no matter where or how they use the platform.
IT at a crossroads
IT departments are at the centre of a user-generated storm. They need to support BYOD on a multiplicity of devices and platforms, delivering an ever-increasing volume of data in a secure, compliant and efficient manner. Users want control over how they access business applications and they have high expectations regarding performance…they want and demand a great experience. With this backdrop, it’s not surprising that many IT managers are struggling to deliver end-user computing quickly, efficiently and at low cost.
Enter Horizon 6
VMware Horizon 6 offers a new approach to these problems. It offers a device-independent workspace, providing centralised, single sign-on access to apps, files and desktop images from a wide range of mobile devices and computer platforms. With Horizon, IT can finally offer strategic innovation securely, while enabling a happier and more productive workforce. Horizon 6 includes greater manageability to ease the delivery of new workspaces and applications, as well as support for hybrid cloud environments, among many other benefits.
Trend Micro secures Horizon customers