& Secure VDI Deployments
Virtualization allows enterprises to do things that were not possible in the traditional physical datacenter such as virtualizing desktop infrastructure. Reflex enables these enterprises to segment and manage virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) deployments in the virtual datacenter more efficiently with a greater level of security.
- Troubleshooting for VDI
Reflex provides granular, timeline-based insight into who is doing what, when and where within the virtual infrastructure. VMC allows administrators to quickly find virtual machines, hosts, switches, networks and software installed on the virtual machines to identify an issue and solve it in minutes instead of hours and restore performance of affected applications.
Until now, organizations haven't typically had desktops located in the datacenter, which introduces a higher level of endpoint activity increasing the number of potential changes to the virtual desktop machines (internet access, downloading software, etc). Leveraging VMC’s vTrust segmentation, administrators can partition the VDI environment from the rest of the datacenter as well as segment different groups within the VDI environment for more effective management and security within the virtual datacenter.
Users can organize and group virtual assets based on inherent properties and/or administrator-defined tags (as opposed to the more volatile virtual properties such as IP address or MAC address) and then define policy and best practice based on these classifications. Classification allows for shared resources or virtual machines to be located in multiple zones and have overlapping policies associated with them.
- Policy and Automation
Using VMC, administrators can segment different VDI groups or zones, classify them and then define policy or best practice based on these classifications. For example, a policy containing a rule and an automatic response can be set up and applied to any new desktop machines that are provisioned to make sure they have the appropriate software and NAC policies on them. If a new desktop machine is provisioned and it does not meet this policy criteria, quarantine it and notify the administrator.
- Software Asset Management
Reflex VMC offers an agentless, non network-based approach to identifying the software installed on VDI virtual machines providing software details such as when it was installed, who installed it, publisher, version and patch levels of the software. This software asset management functionality enables administrators to manage software licensing, patch levels and even write policy against these characteristics to quarantine if the software is not up-to-date.