The enterprise workplace has changed significantly over the past few years with the rapid adoption of hybrid work. Organizations across all industries can leverage digital workspaces to implement hybrid work models that (1) provide employees with a superior user experience, (2) meet security, productivity, collaboration, and employee satisfaction goals for the business, and (3) are manageable for IT.

The way forward is implementing a digital workspace solution that can deliver a high-quality user experience for a wide variety of employee needs and keep business information secure. Digital workspaces closely replicate the on-premises experience when an employee is off-site or at home, so employees can continue to be productive wherever they want to work.

What is a digital workspace?

Digital workspaces allow employees to access their work in real-time, from anywhere they have a network connection and using any device. It encompasses virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), data centres, edge, workstations, and applications, whether onpremises or in the cloud, endpoints, collaboration technologies, management and administrative tools, as well as secure access policies and tools.

The virtual nature of digital workspaces makes them highly accessible—corporately managed devices that remain in an office space aren’t a requisite to securely access company data and applications.

 A digital workspace that lives on a cloud or on a server stack can be accessible on employee’s devices, Zero Clients, and Thin Clients.

Digital workspaces include collaboration features so employees and peers can work together on the same project—even on the same workspace—when they aren’t physically in the same space. They also allow users to share resources. Teams in the same city, or even around the world in different time zones, can leverage shared hosts and applications. To find out more on how to create secure, collaborative and productive digital workspaces click here. For more information on ensuring secure access to digital workspaces click here.

Remote Work

As more organizations pivot to incorporating digital workspaces, IT will have to make important decisions around security. There has been an increase in cybersecurity incidents over the last few years. IT can’t rely on traditional or established security protocols. They need to be aware of the latest threats and the best ways to mitigate them.

Below are the best ways to ensure digital workspaces are secure when employees access them from wherever they work.

PCoIP technology

One of the best ways to secure digital workspaces is through software solutions that include their own additional security parameters. HP Anyware is based on the patented PCoIP remote display protocol that connects users to the resources they need to work wherever they are. Designed for security and performance, PCoIP technology is secured with AES 256 encryption which allows PCoIP traffic to meet the stringent security requirements set by governments.

Multi-factor authentication and Single Sign-On

 IT can install multi-factor authentication (MFA) protocols to protect access to digital workspaces. MFA adds multiple levels of protection when a user tries to access company data or applications. By verifying the identity of the user through login credentials and a third-party authentication app, MFA can safeguard against cybersecurity threats. HP Anyware is equipped with MFA protocols, as well as Single Sign-On, for additional verifications and to keep access to digital workspaces more secure.

Remote digital workspace administration

IT has a critical role in managing the security of digital workspaces. Alongside tracking updates to PCoIP technology and ensuring that MFA regulations are set, IT also needs to ensure that digital workspaces aren’t open to vulnerabilities. Turning off inactive connections, even if IT is working away from the digital workspace, is an important aspect of this role.

Zero Trust Architecture

Rather than technology, Zero Trust is a philosophy of ‘never trust, always verify’. It is a model for security that limits access to only verified users, devices, workloads and data. The Zero Trust strategy, by default, distrusts all entities and technologies, affords all entities the least privilege, and constantly monitors access to digital workspaces.

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