June 3, 2020 Providence, RI – Today, Prov.net is announcing vDesk.io, a new Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) featuring a virtual desktop infrastructure solution (VDI) that provides businesses with advanced secure remote desktop capabilities. With a focus on risk mitigation, vDesk.io is a superior VDI service that remotely secures any device while providing accessibility from anywhere. With vDesk.io, businesses can protect their proprietary data from data theft and cyber threats while offering the flexibility of remote access to their employees who may be working through unsecured home networks.
The global pandemic has significantly escalated cybersecurity threats because work has shifted away from traditional workplaces to homes. When at home, you are typically safe while using your home networks because it is equipped to be secure for personal use. However, as remote working has entered full-affect, people are using the same tools, providers, and software that is intended for consumer use for enterprise purposes. Because many companies are technologically inadequate to handle working from home, the usage of company computers on home networks is significantly jeopardizing company information and data. Even under the best circumstances, millions of workers at home are creating corporate vulnerabilities with unsecured networks, insider trading, corporate opportunities, confidentialities, and proprietary information. The best way to combat cyber threats to your business is by implementing remote work infrastructure that effectively locks down your data.
Based on centrally managed software, vDesk.io enables IT administrators to maintain devices in a network from one central server (data center). This means that software upgrades, application deployments, and virus control can be centrally managed, rather than being handled at the individual level. With VDI, businesses can deploy, manage, and maintain a wide range of endpoint devices, including laptops, thin (or zero) clients, tablets, mobile devices, etc. Also, vDesk.io supports remote work environments by providing augmented flexibility of endpoint maintenance. IT administrators can provide routine upgrades and installations without user intervention or disturbing end users’ productivity. Desktops can be swiftly created by copying images and files, and then deployed to users remotely.
A key benefit of vDesk.io is secure accessibility across a wide range of different working environments. As workforces become more mobile, home-based, and distributed across the world, safe data accessibility becomes paramount. With desktop virtualization on vDesk.io, all data is managed and protected in one central location/center/server. With VDI, a company’s data and desktops are all located inside the organization’s network. vDesk.io minimizes the organization’s external footprint by using a client. It also secures and controls the flow of data, reducing the risk of spyware, and preventing unwanted software or viruses from being installed.
“This new age of remote work, particularly in the wake of COVID-19, is uncharted territory for many companies and will present its own set of security challenges,” remarked Ron Sacks, CEO of Prov.net. “With the help of vDesk.io, working from home will save employers money, and provide employees with a safer and more productive work environment, better life balance, and less stress.” vDesk.io from Prov.net will bolster any company’s ability to thrive in these adaptive circumstances and protect it from destructive cyberattacks.
Prov.net is the leading regional provider of Specialized Data Centers, Internet and IP Connectivity, Hosted Systems, and Colocation services in New England. Our unique locations atop the densest concentration of dark fiber in Rhode Island, coupled with our connectivity to the largest hub of telecommunication provider in Boston, enables us to provide trusted, high-availability, ultra-low latency data center services that are unmatched, affordable, and SSAE 18 SOC 2 audited. The same quality and assurance provided in existing services will be upheld with the launch of vDesk.io, capitalizing on delivering predictable and consistent pricing, quick and effortless set-up, and the ability to accommodate any size company.