Remote working is on the rise. More employees want to telecommute, put in hours on nights and weekends and work from home when faced with unforeseen events. Array’s DesktopDirect solution leverages proven remote desktop protocol technology to enable scalable, secure and cost-effective remote access and provide a compelling alternative to the cost, complexity and data leakage concerns inherent to traditional VPNs.
Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) for Enterprise-Wide Remote Access
Mitigating risks associated with business continuity events and increasing employee productivity are driving increased demand for remote access. While traditional VPNs are well suited for giving remote access to employees with managed laptops, they are not as adept as RDP solutions for supporting office workers who are often issued desktop PCs, terminals, workstations or virtual desktops.
The expense of VPN hardware and licenses, laptops, security software, bandwidth and training does not scale cost-effectively for these users. In addition, every laptop with sensitive data is a security risk and every VPN connection creates an attack vector to the corporate network.
Array’s DesktopDirect™ is not a VPN, rather it is an appliance-based solution that leverages proven remote desktop protocol and SSL technologies to allow workers to remotely connect to office PCs from any device, anywhere. No additional laptops, software or training are required; remote access can be cost-effectively scaled for as many workers as needed from a single appliance. What’s more, because data never leaves the network and remote devices never directly connect to the corporate network, security is assured.
Business continuity events are not the time to purchase, deploy or activate remote access capability. Business continuity remote access must seamlessly scale to support burst usage without IT intervention and without helpdesk support. Array’s DesktopDirect solution supports thousands of users on a single system with zero IT intervention, ensures compliance is maintained during business continuity events and provides a seamless experience for first time users. In addition, affordable contingency licenses provide a cost-effective means to support burst usage.
Increasing employee productivity goes hand-in-hand with maintaining and gaining a competitive advantage. Array’s DesktopDirect solution securely and cost-effectively enables office workers to be productive before and after work and on weekends. In addition, it guards against productivity loss caused by unanticipated occurrences such as a sick child, home deliveries, repairs and car trouble. Empowering office employees to work anytime, anywhere, remote desktop is an affordable solution for rapidly increasing business productivity and competitive advantage.