NIXPC is a secure desktop workspace in a completely managed IT environment, this means that you no-longer have to worry about complex IT infrastructure.
NIXPC access is via remote login and provides users with full Windows desktop functionality, without the risks and costs of providing each user with a physical PC. It is always available and secure, always backed up, and accessible from anywhere. You can access your desktop via PC, Mac, iPhone, PDA, Thin Client, Internet Café, basically from any device that gives you access to the internet.
Here’s an overview of the how desktops are delivered to users and some of the key infrastructure components involved:
- Authentication – Users access their virtual desktops from almost any computer, from any location. When connecting to the virtual desktop from a thin client at work, users simply switch the device on and they are presented with an authentication request. If they are connecting to the virtual desktop from a remote device, they will need to establish a secure connection either through a client, like the NIXPC Receiver, or navigate to a Web page for authentication. At this point, the users enter their credentials, and the next thing they will see is the virtual desktop which is identical to their corporate desktop in the office.
- Desktop assignment and assembly – With FlexCast delivery technology, XenDesktop enables IT to assign different types of virtual desktops to users based on their requirements. Users can be assigned hosted desktops or applications that they connect to while online, or they can be given a streamed desktop or set of applications for local execution. For hosted VM-based (VDI) desktops, hosted blade PC desktops, and VM-hosted apps, the Desktop Delivery Controller (DDC) is needed to handle the connection process. The Desktop Delivery Controller also assembles appropriate OS and user profile. Note that the assembly of the desktop can be scheduled to pre-launch before the user typically logs on, thus ensuring that the user’s virtual desktop is always ready.
- Desktop delivery with HDX technology – Once the user’s identity has been verified and the appropriate type of virtual desktop has been prepared, it’s time to actually deliver the desktop. For hosted desktops types, the desktop is delivered via the ICA protocol with HDX user experience technologies. For streamed desktops and applications, executables are transferred over the network for processing on the endpoint device.
- Data security and access control – Since all corporate data is centrally stored and managed inside the datacenter, data security of confidential information, intellectual property, customer records, patient data, etc. is ensured. Furthermore, users can gain secure remote desktop access to their corporate desktops and virtual applications from anywhere via NIXPC Gateway.