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Why a Hosted Desktop is more secure than a local PC

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Find out why a Hosted Desktop (aka VDI, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, DaaS or Desktop as a Service) is more secure than a local PC, with a breakdown of the benefits and drawbacks.

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Why a Hosted Desktop is more secure than a local PC

  1. 1. Why a Hosted Desktop is more secure than a Local PC
  2. 2. What is a Hosted Desktop? A Hosted Desktop puts the operating system and user’s files in the cloud, rather than hosting everything on the device itself.
  3. 3. All of your data is stored in puporse-built and highly secure data centers – not on a hard- drive that’s vulnerable to damage or theft. What is a Hosted Desktop?
  4. 4. What is a Hosted Desktop? The user then logs into this remote Hosted Desktop on any device (via the internet) and uses it like a normal PC.
  5. 5. What if I lose my laptop?
  6. 6. Data storage If you lose or break your PC or laptop, your data is safe because it’s stored in the cloud, rather than on the device itself.
  7. 7. But what if my PC dies and I’m on the Hosted Desktop?
  8. 8. Data recovery If a local PC dies and you haven’t saved, you’ve lost your progress.
  9. 9. Data recovery With a Hosted Desktop however, you just log in on another device and pick up where you left off.
  10. 10. How do I manage Hosted Desktops?
  11. 11. Control If your business has 20 PCs, you have to constantly manage and update those 20 PCs individually.
  12. 12. Control And if your business becomes vulnerable from a new security threat, you would have to secure each PC individually.
  13. 13. Control This means your business would be vulnerable for much longer.
  14. 14. Control With a Hosted Desktop however, every user starts from the same base.
  15. 15. Control All you have to do is update this base once, for it to take effect company wide.
  16. 16. Control This means every user always has the latest security updates.
  17. 17. Thanks for viewing Need more info on Hosted Desktops? Visit www.synextra.co.uk/hosted-desktop or call on 0161 883 1383

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