Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
The consumerization of IT is in full swing. Workers want tablet access to business applications, often from personal devices. Array’s bring-your-own-device solution enables seamless ‘mobilization’ of any enterprise application to any personal device. Moreover, Array’s BYOD solution provides a rapid, cost-effective path to mobility that does not expose the corporate network and fully eliminates data leakage.
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Solutions for Mobile & Remote Access
DesktopDirect™ is an innovative, appliance-based remote desktop solution for bring your own device that enables workers to access physical or virtual office desktops and applications from any device or location. Whether users are on their home PCs, on a laptop at a customer or partner site or on an iPhone, iPad or Android device, they can work just as if they were sitting in the office without the risk of data leaving the network.
The DesktopDirect appliance is installed on the corporate network and integrates with existing identity management solutions to establish user credentials. Physical or virtual office desktops and applications are registered for remote and mobile access either by users or IT or automatically via a database.
To use a personal device to remotely control office desktops or applications, users need only a common Web browser or the free DesktopDirect mobile app for smart phones and tablets. Users simply launch a browser or mobile app, log in and begin using their registered applications and desktops.
Mobilize Any Application
While mobility and native enterprise applications are experiencing rapid growth, the majority of applications workers use every day to be productive are found on traditional Windows desktops and servers. Because physical or virtual application environments are provided to all employees, the DesktopDirect solution can enable bring-your-own-device enterprise-wide, without the need for additional hardware, software or application licenses.
When using personal tablets or smart phones, the DesktopDirect solution leverages a comprehensive suite of touch screen gestures and features to provide intuitive control over mouse, keyboard and other traditional Windows-specific functions. When using personal PCs or laptops, the user experience is identical to being in the office.
Eliminate Data Leakage
DesktopDirect is an appliance-based solution that is enterprise owned and operated; unlike managed services, it is under full IT control and does not open the corporate network to third-parties. Connectivity from personal devices is encrypted over SSL and the Array appliance acts as a secure proxy, preventing personal devices from connecting directly to the corporate network. Because personal devices are kept “off-network”, the security and compliance of office resources is maintained and the potential for attack is eliminated. Because users remotely control office desktops and applications, data never leaves the corporate network, never exists on personal devices and never mixes with personal data - fully eliminating the potential for data leakage.
Use Any Personal Device
Though BYOD is in the limelight due to explosive growth in mobile computing, it is not limited to mobile devices; bring-your-own-device also includes access from home PCs and personal laptops. In addition to supporting iOS and Android mobile devices, DesktopDirect also supports remote desktop and application access from any Windows or MacOS computer. Deploying DesktopDirect, businesses gain a complete solution that enables mobile access, drives productivity and mitigates the effects of business disruptions, in addition to supporting freedom of choice for employees.
Repurchasing or redeveloping enterprise applications for every mobile platform and version is time and cost prohibitive, as is scaling virtualization to serve the needs of every employee. DesktopDirect is an ideal complement to existing native mobile app solutions and supports any mix physical or virtual desktops and applications. In this manner, existing infrastructure is maximized, the need for additional hardware and software is minimized and businesses can expand investments in native mobile apps and virtualization in an intelligent and cost-conscious manner. What’s more, the DesktopDirect solution can be set up in as little as a few hours and can achieve ROI in the time it takes to deploy other solutions.