Virtualization has long been perceived as the holy grail of business agility, simplified management, return on investment, and even security. While the benefits of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) are undeniable, the security aspect is, unfortunately, a myth.

The security aspect of VDI is not only misunderstood, it is also often perceived as a drag on the ultimate success of VDI deployments. There are three main reasons for this. First there is a general misconception that VDI is somehow synonymous with security. Second, securing virtualized environments does indeed present a series of specific challenges; and third, because few solutions can protect virtual deployments in a cost-effective and resource-efficient manner.  Let’s take a closer look at these three aspects.

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