The virtual desktop – Options and challenges in selecting a secure desktop infrastructure based on virtualization

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Authors
  1. Durand, S.
  2. Pase, W.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN);Bell Canada, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Desktop virtualization technology can help to address the requirements for secure information sharing within DND. This report provides guidance for the selection and implementation of a secure desktop infrastructure based on virtualization. It includes an overview of desktop virtualization, including an in-depth examination of two alternative architectures: Local Host Virtual Desktop (LHVD) and Server-Based Virtual Desktop (SBVD). SBVD places the user’s desktop environment in the data centre, whereas LHVD places it on the endpoint itself. Desktop virtualization implementation considerations and potential security concerns are discussed, and an outline of some of the current state-ofthe- art virtualization products is also provided.

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Keywords
Virtual environments;Virtual desktop;Virtualization;Information security
Report Number
DRDC-OTTAWA-CR-2011-135 — Contractor Report
Date of publication
01 Oct 2011
Number of Pages
62
DSTKIM No
CA035626
CANDIS No
535400
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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