Chapter 10. Virtual Desktop Security

Now that you understand the threats to the virtual environment, let’s dig down into Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). This chapter looks specifically at VDI. It starts with an introduction to VDI, followed by an investigation into VMware’s offerings in the VDI broker market and their security implications. VDI could be considered one of the very first applications designed for the virtual datacenter operating system (VDC-OS), which contains VMware ESX and vSphere, because it encompasses all aspects of virtualization from the users of desktops through the low-level hypervisor. The discussion space is therefore the entire virtual environment.

What Is VDI?

The first and foremost thing to remember is that ...

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