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VMware Horizon 6 Desktop Virtualization Solutions by Andre Leibovici, Jason Langone, Chuck Mills, Ryan Cartwright

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USB redirection and filtering

The USB device is redirected from a physical device to the virtual desktop using USB Request Block (URB) network redirection. The USB device driver needs to be installed on the virtual desktop, but it does not need to be installed on the client machine. Recent enhancements in VMware View have improved device compatibility as well as expanded support for USB redirection on Windows, Mac, and Linux hosts.

In a growing number of organizations, USB hard drives are prohibited. This is because of the risk of data leakage from end users copying sensitive data to a USB hard drive and then misusing the device or using the USB hard drive's data maliciously. However, simply blocking all USB devices may disallow the following ...

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