Deliver secure and modern workspaces, while lowering hardware costs, and cutting management time, all while powering VMware Horizon VDI and True SSO
Firstmark Credit Union switched from physical Windows PCs to VMware Horizon VDI-based desktops and laptops protected by True SSO and integrated with Stratodesk NoTouch OS. With Stratodesk as its strategic end-user computing partner, Firstmark lowered hardware costs by 67%, system imaging time by 75%, and up to 95% on PC troubleshooting time.
“As a billion-dollar financial services company, we take productivity and security seriously,” said Aaron Bedingfield, CTO of Firstmark Credit Union. “Stratodesk helped us simplify our computing infrastructure to save on hardware costs and management time, standardize workstations, and implement security features enabling our distributed teams to work safely from anywhere.”
Reducing time to update and manage PCs
The Firstmark IT team was sinking an enormous amount of time into managing physical PCs for hundreds of employees, each connecting their workstations to peripherals ranging from customer signature pads to scanners that quickly process checks, identification, and secure PINs. With dozens of versions of software to manage, it would take up to three weeks to update the fleet of Windows PCs every time. The credit union first evaluated several “edge OS” vendors. However, these OS alternatives were deemed under-featured or too complicated. The company ultimately chose Stratodesk for its ease of management, simplicity, and flexibility, allowing the IT team to power its initiatives.
Deploy VMware Horizon VDI with True SSO with multi-factor authentication. It took only a few weeks to successfully deploy True SSO, enabling Firstmark to deliver enterprise-grade user single sign-on (SSO) and MFA with a rich consumer-like experience—end-to-end, from initial proof-of-concept to the implementation process.
Slash management time and hardware costs
Previously, the Firstmark team would take up to six hours to update, test, and hand off physical workstations with all peripherals at a single financial center. Instead of creating patch and update plans for different PC configurations, the IT admins can manage a single Stratodesk master image and implement security updates or software features with a few clicks of the mouse.