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VMware View 5 Desktop Virtualization Solutions by Andre Leibovici, Jason Langone

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Security

Security was a big topic addressed in VMware View 5.1, including security hardening and fixes. Security is a big driver for many organizations to adopt VDI. The continued improvements in the security area of the product highlight VMware's commitment to highly-secured environments. The release of View 5.1 includes the following security enhancements:

  • Support for multiple two-factor authentication with RADIUS Support, including vendors such as RSA SecurID, VASCO DIGIPASS, SMS Passcode, SafeNet, and others.
  • VMware View Administrator session timeout: The session timeout option was always there, but now it is an option that can be configured by the administrator.
  • SSL certificate security enhancements: VMware View 5.1 now alerts when self-signed ...

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