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desktop virtualization

(1) A thin client architecture in which each user's desktop, which includes the operating system and applications, runs in a separated "virtual machine" partition in a server on the network. Commonly called "virtual desktop infrastructure" (VDI), the desktop is delivered over the network in real time to the user's PC, which functions only as an input/output (I/O) terminal. The data processing is performed in the server. Sometimes called "client virtualization," although the desktop virtualization definition in #2 below is a more viable description of client virtualization. See thin client and virtual machine.

(2) A virtualized environment in the user's machine. Also called "client virtualization" and "endpoint virtualization," the user's computer hosts multiple virtual machines, each of which contains an operating system and set of applications. See client-side hypervisor, virtual machine, Virtual PC, Parallels Desktop and VMWare Fusion.

(3) A thin client architecture in which a central server timeshares desktops to multiple users. More precisely called "shared sessions," Microsoft's Terminal Services, the terminal services function in Microsoft's Remote Desktop Services and Citrix XenApp, are examples of products that use this approach. See thin client, Terminal Services and Remote Desktop Services.
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Neocleus, launched in May 2008, develops endpoint virtualization solutions that lower total cost of operations and improve security for a diverse set of user scenarios created by an increasingly complex Windows based desktop and laptop computing environment.
market as part of a campaign to validate product and market positions," said Joan Spindel, a two-time Articulate client currently spearheading marketing efforts at Neocleus, which provides endpoint virtualization solutions.
The technological advancement and innovations such as encryption methods, personal IPS/IDS, Patch & Configuration Management, Behavioral Blocking Software, and endpoint virtualization security has provided a technological edge to endpoint security.
Aa Initiatives that IT rated as most problematic from a security standpoint include infrastructure-as-a-service, platform-as-a service, server virtualization, endpoint virtualization, and software-as-a-service.
Both of these are issues that endpoint virtualization excels at simplifying and reducing associated costs.
2, which is part of the Symantec Endpoint Virtualization Suite formerly known as Software Virtualization Solution (SVS) Pro.
Client Lifecycle Management (CLM) encompasses the processes employed to achieve all desktop and laptop support requirements from initial deployment through final retirement, including asset management, systems deployment, application management, patch management, configuration management, endpoint virtualization, automated power management, and security.
MarketsandMarkets has segmented the global Endpoint Security Market by types of technologies and solutions: antivirus, antispyware/malware, personal firewall, personal IDS/IPS, patch and configuration management, behavioral blocking software, mobile device management, mobile application management, endpoint encryption, endpoint virtualization security; by types of deployment model: on-premise and cloud deployment; by types of professional services: consulting, design and system integration, managed services, training and education; by types of end-users: enterprises and consumers; and by regions: North America (NA), Asia Pacific (APAC), Europe (EU), Middle East and Africa (MEA), and Latin America (LA).
Prior to Wyse, he led sales efforts at Symantec Software as Global Director of Sales and Endpoint Virtualization.
This capability is critical for endpoint virtualization, where products from multiple vendors such as Citrix, Microsoft and VMware need to work seamlessly together to deliver reliable, high quality virtual desktops in a cost-effective fashion.
com/research/780905/what_is_behind_the) has announced the addition of the "What is Behind the Endpoint Virtualization Buzz?
Endpoint virtualization is a (mostly) new set of technologies aimed at abstracting the end user experience - typically their logical desktop, application, and/or workspace environments - from the physical systems they rely on to provide that experience - typically a physical desktop or laptop PC.